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How to Stay Organized During a Move

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Family unpacking from moving truck

Family unpacking from moving truck

A New Year means new starts, and whether it’s starting a new diet or starting a new job, staying organized is the key to success. But if your new start includes moving into a new house, staying organized is a particularly difficult thing to do. Closet and Storage Concepts sympathizes, which is why we collected these tips on the best ways to stay organized during a move.

Labels are Key

We’ve all lost items during various moves throughout our lives. In the stress of getting everything packed and from one place to another, it’s a simple matter to misplace things that somehow never turn up again later. We throw items into various boxes and try to stuff things away just so that we can pack everything up. The key way to keep track of everything is with labels. If you label everything, you’ll be able to keep track of it. Keep all your silverware together, but separate from things that’ll go to the bedroom, and make sure that whether you use a label maker or simply a sharpie, that everything is labeled clearly.

Donate and De-Clutter

A move is a great time to cut down on all the clutter in your life. It’s a great time to sort the wheat from the chaff and get rid of the rubbish, which is one of the keys to good organization. Sort through things while you pack them so that you can get rid of the things that you never use. Donate these items to charity or take things to consignment shops so that they can be used by people who need them, rather than stuffed away wasting space in your new place.

Moving boxes labelled and plant

Prioritize While Packing

Packing is the key to staying organized during a move, and the way you pack is the best way to do this. First things first, pack ahead of time. This way you won’t be throwing things into random boxes at the last minute. Start packing weeks in advance, even. Pack things you won’t need in that period before the move, like off-season clothes, and save the things you’ll need the most for the last minute. This is where the prioritization comes in. Be mindful while packing and you’ll have a much easier time staying organized and tidy.

Once you’re settled in, call Closet & Storage Concepts of Boston, Massachusetts to see how you can maximize your storage space or redesign your closet!