Consult the Experts Before Your Next Move
Oftentimes when people think about home organization, it’s all about preexisting clutter within a well lived space; but what about the spaces you’ve yet to reside?
It’s easy to fall into the mind trap of, “A new, empty home needs no organization because I’ve yet to unpack it! Everything will look in its place once I get boxes emptied in their designated rooms. The home will look tidy after the boxes are removed. I’ll worry about organization after I’ve lived here long enough to create a mess. I’m not going to be that person who burns out on unpacking and dumps box contents into drawers until I have time to address where those contents should actually live. I have a box of wine and an unpacking iTunes playlist, so I’ll totally have this whole place unpacked and looking like a Better Homes and Gardens photo spread in a few days.”
The reality is so far from the over ambitious fantasy.
Moving can be one of the most stressful life events we endure, made more stressful by a lack of planning and organization. We’ve all done it; throw everything we own in trash bags and whatever boxes we could find at the last minute thinking, “I’ll just figure out this mess when I get to the new home.” Only to get to the new home with piles of unmarked bags and boxes, spending hours of your life searching for your shampoo which just so happens to be buried under a skillet, a Halloween costume, and 20 pounds of junk drawer items… (You’re nodding your head right now, aren’t you?)
Work smarter, not harder. Planning ahead is the greatest weapon you can have in your moving arsenal! Luckily for you, Katy Home Organizer and SpareFoot have your back! SpareFoot has the most detailed and efficient moving checklist I have ever seen. Everything from creating a moving estimate, to a list of services to transfer, to when you should be finished with your packing and redirecting your focus toward eating everything out of your refrigerator. You can view the entire moving checklist from SpareFoot here. And not only does SpareFoot have your checklist covered, but they’ve provided one-stop shopping resources for real estate agents, neighborhoods, storage facilities, moving companies, city guides, and (wait for it…) ORGANIZERS! In fact, SpareFoot listed Katy Home Organizer as one of Houston’s best professional organizers. Thanks, SpareFoot!
Instead of reaching your new home with the ominous task of unpacking ahead of you, take time on the front end and prepare. It will be worth every minute you spent preparing because it will reduce your stress level when the unpacking begins. It will take you less time to unpack, and you just might get every box unpacked in a reasonable amount of time.
If you don’t have time to get everything unpacked before starting back to work, you can always hire Katy Home Organizer to unpackanize you. Not to toot our own horn or anything, but the KHO team is pretty incredible at what we do. Our “unpackanizing” service utilizes a team of professional home organizers to unpack and organize immediately upon emptying the boxes into your new space. Our unpackanize service creates organizational systems right from the start in your new home or apartment. Not only will you enjoy having your entire home unpacked shortly after moving in, but you will be amazed at how the organizational systems put in place help maintain a clutter-free home that works well for you and your family for years to come.
No matter how you prepare for it, moving is stressful, but be smart and reduce that stress by consulting with professionals. SpareFoot to help you prepare for your move on the front end, and the professionals at Katy Home Organizer to help you get unpackanized on the back end.