Getting Ready for Your Move to Oklahoma City--Organizing Is Key

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

Repeat after me. Organized, organizing, organization. Regardless of how you voice it out, being well organized is the key to a productive move. The good thing is that you've got several weeks to organize for a move to Oklahoma City. The bad news is that you've not only got to become well prepared, you have got to continue to be that way, especially as moving date will get nearer.

There is 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 appreciate a spreadsheet. Should you be more technologically inclined, there are a few apps you'll be able to download to take care of almost everything. Sortly is fantastic for taking stock of all your stuff, and Unpakt sets up movers via the internet and takes care of specifics. Wunderlist keeps track of your to-do list, and you can share it with family members.

If you have chosen a professional moving company in Oklahoma City to pack up your household, you still need to be organized before the packing team arrival, should you not want to keep all the empty shampoo containers in your daughter's shower.

Separate Your Duties

Naturally, you should pack, but you will find adequate intangibles involved with moving to be considered a full-time job in itself. Separate your tasks into these classifications.

· Packing--inventory each and every area, closet, and cabinet

· Housekeeping--switching or shutting down utilities and starting new ones

· Change of address--you are able to do this on the internet with the Post Office

· Assemble health related, insurance policy, as well as banking files, and place hard copies in one accordion file

· Obtain school documents for transfers

· Mortgages, deeds, real estate documents, and leases

· Veterinarian files for pets

· Driver's license and automobile registrations for anyone who is relocating to a different state

· Non-profit donations and rubbish--arrange for pickups and find a trash removal company

Professional moving companies in Oklahoma City have extensive checklists so that you can prep for the move; it is easy to change them to match your individual requirements.

Determine Deadlines--And Satisfy Them

The most effective planning is for nothing if you don't set deadlines as well as fulfill them. Get yourself ready for a move is setting a variety 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 due date is fine. As you reach the two-week spot, reaching those day-to-day targets is the trick--otherwise you won't keep on track, and the last days prior to when the movers arrive will likely be a hot mess--the perfect formula to forget something essential, such as getting the gas turned off.

Give Yourself A Break

You will find documented analysis which shows that moving is one of life's most stressful situations. Take a little of the stress off by treating moving prep like a part-time job--schedule a bit of 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 friend for a drink, or go out to supper. Don't let the "to-do" list bombard your life to the stage you are a stressed out mess--take a weekend getaway when you've reached your target objectives halfway through.

This is a Family Affair

The whole family is moving, thus planning should be a family endeavor--everybody ought to have chores. Delegating the kids a couple of tasks not only takes some of the load off of you, it can help them get dedicated to the process. This is a good chance to go through toys and donate the "gently beloved but no longer intriguing" games, dolls, and also 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 thing--sort through old stuff you no longer utilize and either donate or throw away.


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