Starting a Long-Distance Move? 4 Organizational Tips to Perform Right Now
Staying organized during any move can be a challenge, but it's incredibly challenging during a long-distance relocation. If you're in the middle of a move that involves finding a new job, learning to navigate a new city in a new state or a new part of the state, and meeting all-new people, you've got a lot to juggle.
You can stay organized by taking steps to track all your papers, making checklists, creating a calendar, and so on. Here's what you need to know.
1. Make a Moving Binder
As soon as you know that you'll be relocating, you'll start accumulating papers and documents relevant to your relocation. This may include a new lease for your new apartment or house, information about your new employer, information about new utility companies, and more.
This is all information you will want handy during your move. Unfortunately, it's easy to lose documents like this during the midst of a busy relocation, so it's essential to keep all your information in a binder that you know not to pack. Choose a binder in a bright color that's easy to spot, and write the words "DO NOT PACK" in bold letters on the front, so members of your family won't accidentally pack it.
2. Create Checklists
Checklists are essential when you're relocating! Making a checklist can help you stay organized and prevent forgetting important things. You might make just one checklist with everything on it or make several more minor checklists divided into categories.
For example, create a checklist related explicitly to finding your new apartment and a separate list specifically related to packing. Keeping items separated by category can help you keep track of everything you need to do.
3. Make a Moving Calendar
When do you start your new job in your new home? When do you want the movers to arrive to pick up your items? When do you need to secure a moving company? Tracking dates while moving is essential.
Making a moving calendar can make tracking dates easier and help you avoid overbooking yourself. You can keep a day planner, use a digital app, or just mark up a calendar on your wall - whatever is most helpful to you.
4. Perform Your Research
If you're in the process of looking for a new home in a new state, you want to know a lot about that place. So start doing research ASAP to learn more about where you will live. What neighborhoods are best for you? How close are those neighborhoods to your new workplace? Which recreational opportunities do you want to explore when you arrive at your new home?
Knowing these things in advance can help you get excited about your upcoming relocation.
Find the Right Moving Company
You're going to need help with your long-distance relocation. First, find the right moving company to get you started. Contact us today to get a quote.