How to Survive the Moving Process and Actually Enjoy It
We’ve found, in our decluttering and organization work, that our clients would love to have a one-stop shop for all things related to moving. Some people are preparing for a move across the country as part of a job relocation. Other clients are ready to downsize their home and need to work through years of memories and items. Some people are moving across town and they only want to take the necessities—things they actually use—to their new home.
One of our clients who is preparing for a move, Kim, mentioned:
“Blue Pencil Home took most of the burden off of my shoulders. They helped to declutter, take items to Goodwill and organize what we had left back. We have not moved yet, but what Blue Pencil Home has done in our current home will make that process super simple. I can already tell that when it’s time to box up and move, it will be a much speedier and more organized process. The decluttering and helping to find a home for everything will help us the most in the moving process. Can’t wait for Brooke and Katie to help us start off on the right foot in our new home!”
Preparing for a move can be the key to success in the actual move. This work that happens before the moving company even arrives can save more time than ever.
Tip: When we help clients do the big portion of the work—editing, purging and decluttering—prior to their move, it saves them so much time on the back-end of the move.
Once you’ve entered your new home, exhausted and worn out, the last thing you want to do is open a box full of things you didn’t need or want at your last home. That’s just torture.
There was one time I moved years ago, and I was so burnt out and tired from the process that I simply took a bathroom drawer and upended it into a box. I sealed it and off it went to the new home. I think you can guess what I did with that box in the new space. I simply threw the contents away. Loose bobby pins and half-full bottles of shampoo just don’t work.
We’ve seen this same exhaustion on our clients’ faces when they are decluttering and organizing their homes. Moving is exhausting. As Rebecca told us:
“Decluttering our closets and installing our clothes into the new closet was one of the best parts of the moving process. We could never have staged our new closet in the way they were able to, so that was key. Also, the fact that Katie and Brooke took all of our kitchen boxes and left us with neatly organized shelves and cabinets with everything in its place. I didn't give them any direction on where I wanted things to go. That was the coolest part because they just know where things should reside in a kitchen and they set things up in a manner I wouldn't have on my own.”