Moving and Packing Tips From a Professional Organizer

Moving can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Between packing, hiring movers, and changing addresses, it can be easy to get lost in the chaos. However, with a bit of planning and organization, moving can be a smooth and efficient process. In this blog post, we'll explore some tips for staying organized during a move.

  1. Start Early: One of the biggest mistakes people make when moving is waiting until the last minute to start packing. This can lead to a rushed, disorganized process that makes it easy to lose track of your belongings. To avoid this, start packing as early as possible. Begin by decluttering and donating any items you no longer need or use. This will make it easier to focus on the items that matter and ensure that you don't waste time packing unnecessary items.
  2. Create a Moving Checklist: A moving checklist can be a helpful tool to keep you organized during the moving process. Start by creating a list of everything you need to do before, during, and after the move. This might include tasks like hiring movers, changing your address, and packing your belongings. As you complete each task, check it off your list to ensure that you stay on track.
  3. Label Your Boxes: When packing your belongings, be sure to label each box with its contents and the room it belongs in. This will make it easier for you and your movers to know where to place each box in your new home. Additionally, labeling your boxes will make it easier to unpack and locate specific items once you've moved in.
  4. Pack a First-Day Essentials Box: Moving can be tiring, and the last thing you want to do is search through dozens of boxes to find your toothbrush or a change of clothes. To avoid this, pack a first-day essentials box with items you'll need immediately upon arriving at your new home. This might include toiletries, a change of clothes, snacks, and important documents.
  5. Stay Connected: Throughout the moving process, it's important to stay connected with your movers and anyone else involved in the move. Make sure you have their contact information, and check in regularly to ensure that everything is on track. This will help you avoid any surprises or delays on moving day.

In conclusion, organizing your move doesn't have to be stressful. By staying organized and planning ahead, you can ensure a smooth and efficient move. Start early, create a moving checklist, label your boxes, pack a first-day essentials box, and stay connected throughout the process. With these tips, you'll be well on your way to a successful move.


Free Your Space Professional Organizing is the brainchild of Michelle Garb, a former stand-up comic who became an executive office manager and then professional organizer. Michelle has spent years perfecting an organizing system like no other. Michelle gets to the root of your clutter, disassembles it, and reassembles a neat, clean and organized space.Using compassion and absolutely no judgment, Michelle can help you identify what you need to keep and what items you can let go. She’ll get your home organized into a functional, clutter free space that you’ll be proud of.

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