You’re getting ready to put your home on the market, which means a move is coming. As a home seller, you have a lot of control over when you move, and you know that it’s coming up soon. Even two months can fly by before you know it, so it’s important to start getting prepared now so you can stay organized.
Here are 3 organization tips for your next move:
Your electronics can quickly get out of hand when it comes to moving. It’s easy enough to keep cords at bay in your home, but throwing them in a box and hauling them to a new house can quickly create an impossible tangle. As you pack your electronics, do so slowly and carefully. Take time to intentionally wrap and label all your cords and pack them in the box with their respective devices. Include any manuals or other attachments as well. For larger electronics that aren’t going in boxes, such as your TV, tape cords and manuals to the back side using packing tape.
While this may feel tedious now, when you arrive at your new home you’ll thank yourself. Setting up your electronics will be so much easier when you don’t have to hunt for all the cords.
Pots and Pans
Packing the kitchen is usually the last thing to happen during a move. However, packing the kitchen to last minute results in organized boxes and wasted food. It’s impractical to move a whole store of dry goods, especially if you’re moving across the country, but you don’t want to throw them away either. To avoid the last minute chaos take a bit of time to plan ahead. Make a meal plan and some frozen meals so that you can stay fed with few items. Pick up some paper plates so you can pack away your dishes. Pack up your pantry early so you can decide what makes sense to keep and donate the rest to a local food bank.
By packing early you can better organize your kitchen boxes and save money. Take the time to sort through the contents of your kitchen, label your boxes accurately and donate what you no longer need.
Prioritize Your Contents
When you get to your new home, have unloaded the last box and are ready to call it a day, the last thing you’ll want to do is frantically search for your shower supplies, sheets and toothbrush. It’s a good idea to separately pack boxes full of essentials and label them “unpack first.” Fill this with essential toiletries, a few changes of clothes, bedding, pillows and some snacks. Whatever you know you’ll need as soon as you get to your new home should live in this box.
You won’t regret having all your favorite things easily accessible when you get to your new home.
Moving is never fun, but a few organizational steps now will save you headaches later. If you’re in the market to sell your home, schedule a meeting today to see how we can help.