Whether you have lived in your home for 6 years or 60 years, moving can be a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be! With some careful planning, the right mindset, and some help, moving can be an exciting new adventure.
As is the case with any new adventure, you want to make sure you have the right equipment and a good road map. The right equipment for moving might include sturdy boxes, bubble wrap and packing tape, but it could also mean something as simple as hiring the right moving company who can do all of the packing for you. And a good road map, in the context of having a plan, being organized, and methodically attacking preset tasks, can get you to where you’re going with a minimal amount of stress.
Here are some tips to help get you started:
- The first and most important task to begin the process is to go room by room, drawer by drawer, and closet by closet to determine what things you will be bringing to your new home.
- The second step and related to the choices you made in step 1, is to donate, sell or trash the items that you didn’t select. The size of your home and the quantity of your possessions will dictate how big a project this is, but it’s likely you’ll find a rhythm once you get going. If you’re moving into a Senior Living Community (like The Watermark at 3030 Park), for example, it’s a safe bet that you won’t need a formal china service for 12, so passing cherished family heirlooms and mementos on to your loved ones now is both a wonderful gift to them and a gift to yourself by helping to streamline your move.
So, have a plan and get sorting, this will get your move off to a good start!
–Cindy Dungey, Move-In Coordinator
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