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4 Tips to Help Keep the House Organized When Moving

Moving house can be quite a chaotic and disorderly experience. If you want to maintain your sanity during the relocation process, it can help to stay as organized as possible. A tidy space is key to getting things done. It’s key to avoiding mistakes and wastes of time as well. If you’re all about relocation organization, these suggestions can benefit you dramatically.

Take Care of Clutter Beforehand

Getting rid of clutter can make the relocation process a lot easier. If you want to streamline your home prior to a big move, you should go through all of your belongings and figure out what you want to pack and what needs to go. If you don’t plan on every using something ever again, then you should put it in the circular file or donate it right away.

Invest in Self-Storage

Renting a storage unit can be an amazing option for people who are trying to stay organized during moves. Clearing belongings out can give you more space to think and work. It can also keep all types of problems at bay. If you don’t want to risk losing track of any particularly important possessions during a busy and frenzied move, then putting things in storage can be immensely helpful.

Write out Detailed Lists

If you want to maintain control of a hectic move, then writing lists out can work extremely well. Write detailed lists of the locations of any belongings that are particularly important to you. It doesn’t matter if the items are already packed up in boxes or if they’re still waiting for you in the attic. Being able to easily access things can save you a lot of stress and confusion.

Ask Friends to Safeguard Your Belongings

Good friends can make so many things in life a lot easier. If you want to optimize home organization during relocation, you should ask a trusted friend to hold on to a few of your boxes or possessions for a while. The less you have to keep track of at home, the better. Packing in the middle of a disorganized room can be a nightmare. Finding moving supplies and tools in the middle of a disaster zone can be just as distressing.

If you’re searching for unparalleled home organization, these suggestions can serve you well. Remember, messes can make you feel out of control and vulnerable. Organization can make your move go a lot more smoothly.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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**Parents seeking gifts for their children age infant through 17.

Dates & Times -

** Thursday, Dec. 13, 8:30 to 11:00 and 1:00 to 3:00 for those living within western Arapahoe or Northern Douglas counties. Areas include Centennial, Englewood, Glendale, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree, Sheridan and unincorporated Arapahoe County.

**Friday, Dec. 14, 8:30 to 11:00 and 1:00 to 3:00 for anyone in Colorado

What’s Needed -

**Interested parents will complete a registration form in our office. The following documents are also needed - Parent ID, Child ID (birth certificate, Social Security Card, or school ID), and Proof of Address

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- We will not be able to honor requests for clothing or specific toys.
- We have very few items for teenagers.
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- Unfortunately, those seeking gifts can receive no other services that session.

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