Make the Moving Process EasierMoving can be a straightforward process with an action plan to help you manage your belongings and your time. Here are some ways to organize when preparing for your move.

Start early and pack the things you want to keep but don't often use. You’ll control the process by packing these items in advance and storing them in a spare room, basement or garage. Try to pack at least one box every day.

Utilize free resources to limit the expense of buying boxes, wrapping paper and bubble wrap. Local stores often give boxes away, people share them on Craigslist, and for the environmentally conscious, www.Freecycle.org  is worth checking out.

Make labeling quick and easy.  Consider buying tape with different colors, or use multi-colored Post-It Notes to color code boxes on the fly. This makes it easier to match boxes with rooms.

Use a spiral notebook and number the pages.  Number your packed boxes as you pack them and note the contents of each box on the page with the corresponding number.  It will make your unpacking process incredibly simple and help you to easily locate the things you most need when you reach your new home.

Plan a garage sale or prepare items for donation to a worthy charity. The less you have to pack, the less you have to move to your new home.

While moving is never truly easy, these simple steps will make the transition for you and your entire family significantly less stressful.  Also remember to forward your mail and notify your contacts of your new address! Feel free to contact me today for a consultation. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the moving process and buying or selling a home.

Allyson Hoffman, ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, SRES
RE/MAX Villager
Serving Chicago's North Shore, North and Northwest Suburbs
847-310-5300
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