Packing Tips for Your Smoothest Move Yet

Moving is one of the most difficult challenges nearly everyone could face. Although moving can be difficult and sometimes not fun, it can be a positive experience. Planning and avoiding making mistakes are key to the success of any move, particularly when it comes to packing.

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These tried-and-true tips will make it easier to move. A checklist can help you make sure everything runs smoothly before, during, and after your move. Moving is a great way to be positive about what would come your way.

Moving can be stressful. There are many moving details. This guide will not cover all situations. Different people will have different needs and concerns. How to pack china, move fragile heirlooms, and safely transport valuable wood furniture. These moving and packing tips and tricks will help you in almost all cases. These moving tips will help you move more quickly, efficiently, and with less hassle.

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Why Hire A Professional Organizer When Moving?

Hiring a professional organizer during a move could help in solving problems even before they happen. Plus, it will help make your moving experience more convenient and memorable.

Moving can be a stressful process and that’s why many people hire moving help. Even the most organized individual can benefit from hiring a professional organizer.

3 Ways A Professional Organizer Make Your Move Easier

1. Reduce the moving weight

Movers base their charges on the weight of the items being moved. Although getting all those extra skinny jeans and underwear may not reduce the weight total significantly, removing 20 bags of books will definitely make a difference.

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Downsizing for Parents Part II

Downsizing is easier said than done especially when it involves parents. It requires careful thought, patience, and thorough planning. If you haven’t read the first part of this post, click this link. If you’re ready for the second part, then let’s proceed.

Before they find their next home, help your parents to reduce their possessions. Due to the amount of decluttering that must be done before they can sell their house, it will take on average three months.

Decluttering can be a physically and emotionally taxing task for seniors. Families should consider decluttering a process and not an event.

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Downsizing Tips For Parents Part I

Even the most meticulous plans for downsizing can go wrong, causing stress for both senior parents and their adult children. To help your parents downsize, it is important to have a plan, lots of time and increased emotional awareness.

We offer expert advice from three senior move managers who specialize in downsizing. This will help you plan for every stage of your parent’s downsizing, including how to:

  • Start the downsizing conversation
  • A senior-friendly real estate agent is available to help you.
  • Find the ideal home for your parents
  • Your parents’ home can be decluttered
  • Help your parents with their move
  • Celebrate the downsizing of your parents together
  • Do it early and with compassion
  • Hire a moving and packing company
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Home Organizing Tips For Summer

Now is the best time for home organizing and to get ready for summer! You’ll have plenty to do once your children are out of school and the weather warms up.

Get organized now to save time searching for sunscreen and toys, and spend more time enjoying summer. These are some simple ways to organize your house for summer.

Summer Home Organizing Tips

1. Make Your Summer Calendar

You will feel more prepared if you plan ahead for your summer calendar. It will also prevent events from sneaking up. This is a great opportunity to give your family some vacation days. Summer should be relaxing.

You should make space on your calendar for lazy summer days or spur-of-the-moment fun. Your summer calendar should be visible to everyone. This will allow everyone to know what’s happening in the summer.

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Senior Moving Guide: How To Prepare For A Senior Move

Seniors may experience mixed emotions when they have to downsize their home.  You will need to take note of these  steps if you plan on helping a relative or friend with their senior move.

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Take Time Off to Reduce Your Stress Level

It is a slow process. Seniors shouldn’t expect that they will be able mentally and physically to prepare for a move within a matter of weeks. Professional organizers say, “It will take time. It will take more than you think.” That home has been occupied for over 20 years won’t be easy to empty. Start cleaning the house now to reduce stress and anxiety associated with a major move. Do not wait until the last minute.

Do not be afraid to ask for help

It can be difficult to downsize. Don’t be afraid asking for help. Hire moving helpers like Brunswick Organizing Solutions if you have the money. Ask your family and friends who you trust and aren’t judgmental.

Some Organization Rules Should Be Implemented

It will make it easier to downsize. We advise that you create rules to help you get things done faster and with more assistance. For example, all expired makeup and pantry items can be thrown out. Anything in bad condition, such as rusted, damaged, or ripped, will be thrown out. All duplicates will be reduced to one.

Keep an Eye on What You Should Keep

Your new home will be smaller so you will need to be clear about what you can and cannot bring. Make sure that what you are planning to move can fit into your new home. We recommend that seniors create a floor plan, which will include all furniture they are thinking of moving. Also confirm that it will fit in the new home before moving it.

Part with those “What If” Items

According to Jenny Albertini (founder of Declutter DC), we all keep things in our homes for the purpose of using them for a future project or for the hope of a past passion for a hobby returning to us. It’s important not to dwell on the “what ifs”. Now is the right time to get rid of anything that hasn’t been used, fixed or enjoyed in recent months. It can be stressful to downsize and transition to the next phase of your life. However, you can take this opportunity to get rid of clutter and other non-priority items from your home.

Donate to Causes You Care about

Many seniors who are moving out of their homes will need to donate all belongings that they don’t wish to pass on to family and friends. Donate to causes you’re passionate about. Is there a local emergency such as a fire or flood that would benefit from your donations? If you’re interested, you can visit the organization in person. Visiting a charity helps you see the items going to a good home. Sometimes, people will let go of their stuff if they know it will be loved.

We advise that seniors should not assume their loved ones will want one more item in their home. She says that your items may be discarded by people, particularly younger generations. Heirlooms and personal items have more value than banks collections.

Photographic Memories: Keep on Hold

store photosSeniors may still choose to preserve special moments and memories. There are many options to keep photos and t-shirts safe and secure. Consider photo frames. It will bring us a lot joy. A sentimental quilt can be made that you love, but is also practical.

You can record a video of the space you are about to leave if you so desire! We encourage family members to walk through the house and create a video for their loved ones. Take a tour of the home and tell your family about your favorite stories about the home.

Say Goodbye To Anything That Makes You Feel Embarrassed

The book “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” is a good book for senior downsizing preparation. Don’t let the title scare you! This book offers many useful ways to explain why it’s important to emotionally address our issues before we become too old to handle the task on our own. One category of items the author suggests dealing with is ‘dangerous and secret things’. These are items that could embarrass or cause problems for you or your loved ones. If the item is an embarrassment, you can dispose of them on your own or throw them off a bridge.

Brunswick Organizing Solutions has the experience you need to help you downsize. Call us today to make the move run smoothly. We can provide the boxes and help you sort, organize  and decide what needs to go.

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Leland, NC 28451

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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

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Wilmington, NC 28403

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Moving Help: Check The Neighborhood Before You Move

It’s the same thing that they say about renting or buying a house: Location, location, location. It can make a big difference in how happy you feel about your condo or home. It’s difficult to know the neighborhood well until you’re there. However, it can be a good idea to do some research before you make a move. This will help you avoid a lot of buyer’s and renter’s regret later. It can be very helpful to check the details of the neighborhood before you commit to living there. Experts that provide moving help services have offered six things you need to do when checking the neighborhood before your move.

Moving Help: 6 Things To Do When Checking The Neighborhood

Take a look at the Walkability Score

You can use a tool such as Walk Score to assess how the neighborhood ranks in terms of convenience and walkability. A low walkability score will mean that you will need a car to get you where you want to go. However, a high walkability score can indicate that you can walk just fine.

Walkability scores measure how walkable a neighborhood is from a specific address. This includes things such as whether it’s possible to walk to the grocery shop if you want to, or whether there are sidewalks and bike trails connecting stores and houses. It is possible to gain key insights into the neighborhood’s residential density, accessibility to public transport, and general physical environment.

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