Getting Ready for Your Move to El Paso--Organizing Is Key

Stay Organized when MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Repeat after me. Organized, organizing, organization. It doesn't matter how you express it, getting organized is extremely important to a successful move. The good thing is that you've got a few weeks to organize for a move to El Paso. The negative thing is that you've not simply got to get tidy, you must remain that way, particularly while moving date becomes closer.

There is an App for That

The way you choose to get organized is up to you--old-fashioned notebooks and pens are tried and true, but some people appreciate a spreadsheet. If you're more scientifically inclined, there are certain tools it is possible to download to manage almost everything. Sortly is great for taking inventory of all your stuff, and Unpakt sets up movers via the internet and also coordinates specifics. Wunderlist tracks your to-do list, and you can distribute it with friends and family.

In case you have appointed a professional moving company in El Paso to pack up your household, you will still need to be organized ahead of the packing crew arrival, unless you want to keep all the empty shampoo or conditioner bottles in your daughter's shower.

Dissect Your Responsibilities

Certainly, you need to pack, but there are sufficient intangibles associated with moving to be described as a full-time job in itself. Break down your duties into these categories.

· Packing--inventory each and every space, closet, and cupboard

· Housekeeping--transferring or turning off utilities and setting up new ones

· Change of address--you can do this on the internet with the Post Office

· Gather medical, insurance policy, as well as banking records, and put hard copies inside an accordion file

· Acquire school documents for transfers

· Mortgages, deeds, housing documents, and leases

· Veterinarian records for pets

· Driver's license and vehicle registrations for anyone who is relocating to a new state

· Non-profit donations and trash--coordinate for pickups and look for a rubbish removal company

Professional moving companies in El Paso have detailed checklists to assist you to get ready for your move; you can customize them to match your individual needs.

Determine Deadlines--And Satisfy Them

The most beneficial planning is for naught if you don't determine due dates as well as fulfill them. Get yourself ready for a move is setting a range of due dates and keeping on track to fulfill them--when to have the movers come, when to have the garage or basement purged, when you should board your pup. A month or more out, a weekly timeline is fine. Whenever you hit the two-week spot, hitting those everyday goals is the trick--otherwise you may not keep on track, and the very last days before the movers arrive will be a hot mess--the perfect formula for you to fail to remember something important, like getting the gas turned off.

Give Yourself A Break

There is documented research that establishes that moving is among life's most stressful situations. Take a little of the pressure off by managing moving preparation like a part-time job--reserve a little time each day particularly for these activities and concentrate on this task. And once you are done, you are done--go for a walk, get together with a pal for a drink, or go out to dinner. Don't let the "to-do" list overwhelm your life to the level you're a crazy mess--take a weekend holiday when you've hit your target objectives halfway through.

It's Really a Family Affair

All the family is moving, so planning ought to be a family endeavor--everybody will need to have jobs. Delegating the kids a handful of jobs not only takes some of the pressure away from you, it can help them get dedicated to the process. This is a good opportunity to sift through toys and donate the "gently beloved but no longer interesting" games, dolls, and toys. This isn't the time to download Toy Story if the kids want to see a movie. Grown-ups can do the identical task--sort through older items you no longer use and either donate or trash.


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