Getting Ready for Your Move to Austin--Organizing Is Key
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
There's an App for That
The method that you choose to get prepared is up to you--traditional paper and pens are tried and true, and some individuals love a spreadsheet. Should you be more technically inclined, there are a few mobile apps you'll be able to download to take care of just about everything. Sortly is great for taking stock of all your stuff, and Unpakt sets up moving companies via the internet and takes care of specifics. Wunderlist tracks your to-do list, and you may share it together with family members.
For those who have chosen a professional moving company in Austin to pack up your household, you'll still need to be organized before the packing crew arrival, should you not want to keep all the useless shampoo containers in your daughter's bathtub.
Separate Your Tasks
Clearly, you should pack, but there are adequate intangibles involved with moving to be a full-time job in itself. Separate your duties into these classifications.
· Packing--inventory each and every area, closet, and cupboard
· Housekeeping--switching or shutting down utilities and starting new ones
· Switch of address--you are able to do this on the internet with the Post Office
· Assemble health related, insurance coverage, as well as banking files, and place hard copies in one accordion file
· Obtain school documents for transfers
· Mortgages, deeds, property documents, and leases
· Vet files for pets
· Driver's license and automobile registrations for anyone who is moving to a different state
· Charitable donations and junk--arrange for pickups and find a trash removal company
Professional moving companies in Austin have extensive checklists so that you can prep for the move; it is easy to customize them to fulfill your individual needs.
Determine Deadlines--And Satisfy Them
The most effective planning is for nothing if you do not determine deadlines as well as fulfill them. Get yourself ready for a move is planning a number of deadlines and staying on track to meet them--when to have the movers come, when to have the garage or attic cleaned out, when to board your pup. A month or thereabouts out, a weekly time frame is fine. When you reach the two-week spot, reaching those day-to-day targets is the trick--otherwise you will not keep on track, and the final days prior to when the movers arrive will likely be a hot mess--the perfect formula for you to forget something essential, like getting the gas turned off.
Give Yourself A Break
There is documented analysis which shows that moving is one of life's most stressful situations. Take a little of the strain off by treating moving prep as a part-time job--put aside some time every day specifically for these jobs and focus on this project. Then when you're finished, you are done--take a stroll, meet a pal for a drink, or go out to supper. Don't let the "to-do" list overwhelm your life to the stage you are a stressed out mess--take a weekend retreat when you've hit your target objectives halfway through.
This is a Family Affair
All the family is moving, thus planning ought to be a family endeavor--everybody ought to have chores. Assigning the kids a couple of tasks not only takes some of the load from you, it can help them get dedicated to the process. This is a good time to sort through toys and donate the "gently beloved but no longer intriguing" games, dolls, and toys. This may not be the time to download Toy Story if the kids want to see a movie. The adults can do the identical task--sort through outdated items you don't utilize and either donate or discard.
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