Are you gearing up for a move? The thought of a fresh start in a new home is so exciting! However, getting there can be stressful. The process of packing and unpacking your belongings, along with all the other pieces that go into moving can be overwhelming and time-consuming. As professional organizers, we know and understand the challenges you face when planning and executing a move. We are sharing our expert tips for an organized move. From planning to packing to unpacking, we’re here to help you streamline your move and make it as stress-free as possible.

Tips for an Organized Move

Pre-Move Plan

Begin the planning process for your move as early as possible. Create a timeline with important dates and appointments related to your move. Create a checklist of to-do’s so that no important steps get missed or forgotten. Moving isn’t just about packing and unpacking. There are a multitude of pieces to this puzzle from changing your address to transferring your utilities. Are you selling your current home? Add all of those items to your list as well. Having a timeline and checklist will help you better manage all the things, including your stress level.


Moving is a great opportunity to tackle the decluttering of your home. Decluttering before your move will allow you to carefully choose the items you need and want to take with you to your new home. Clearing out unwanted items will make the packing process much easier and give you a fresh start in your new home.

Decluttering can be a big project. To make it easier and less overwhelming, declutter one room at a time. Have your trash and donate boxes ready for the items you no longer need or want. Consider the size of your new space during this process. This is particularly important if you are downsizing.


Now that you have decluttered your home and have a better idea of the amount of things you need to pack, start gathering your packing supplies. This will include sturdy boxes in various sizes, bubble wrap, packing paper, packing tape, labels, and markers. Using the right supplies will help protect your items and make the packing process smoother.

As we did in the decluttering process, packing one room at a time will make the process smoother. This will help you stay focused, organized, and more efficient. Label each box with its contents and the room it belongs in. You can use color coded labels for each room. If you are using movers, this will help them place boxes in the correct rooms, saving you so much time when its time to dig into those boxes. You will be so happy to see clearly labeled boxes when you get to the unpacking process.

Pack a  moving day kit in a separate box or bag with essential, daily use items. This can include toiletries, medications, and a change of clothes. Don’t forget your important documents that you will likely need to have ready access to. Keep this box with you during the move to ensure easy access.

Tips for an Organized Move


Now that all of your belongings have arrived at your new home, it’s time to unpack. This is where all of your planning and hard work really pays off. All of your things are organized and labeled for a seamless unpacking process. Since you are starting with a fresh, clean canvas, this is the perfect time to implement organizational strategies. Invest in storage solutions like bins, baskets, and shelving. Clearly label all of your bins and baskets to help everyone know where things go. Make the most out of your vertical storage to maximize your space. Starting off organized will truly help you stay organized. Set aside time each day to tidy up to help prevent disorganization and clutter from creeping in.

Tips for an Organized Move

Moving from one home to another doesn’t have to be stressful. Using our tips will make the entire process manageable. Remember, the goal is to arrive at your new home with your belongings intact and ready to be unpacked easily.

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Expert Tips for an Organized Move

Expert Tips for an Organized Move

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