Monday, August 27, 2012

1 Year to an Organized Life August Week Four

This week you can:

  • have a detailed plan ready for moving day
  • be mindful of "last on, first off"
  • have your family and pet essential boxes ready
  • prep the new home before you arrive
  • set up work conditions that help rather than hinder you
First of all, one person needs to be in charge.  There is a head chef, there is only one wedding director, there should be one person in charge, or a go to person.  Hopefully you have planned and purged well, and everything is well labeled and you know will fit into all the space you have available. If you took notes along the way, as you should, this day will go very smoothly.

First on, last off and vice versa.  Put the things you will need first in the new home onto the truck LAST, so when you get there, these are the first things off the truck and into the spaces where needed.  For the kitchen, this might be cereal bowls, coffee maker, a skillet for bacon, and maybe the crock pot for the first meal and whatever utensils you will need.

When moving into a new place I like to have it immaculately spotless before one thing goes in it.  I used to go clean the new place within an inch of it's life, including washing walls...I mean every nook and cranny from ceiling to floor!!  Yes, a ton of people will be walking in and out on moving day, but I can vacuum after that.  As things are moved in they will be stuck into corners and placed against walls.  I want them to be as clean as possible to begin with.  There are companies that you can pay to do this if you do not have the time or access to the new place, or just physically can't do it yourself.  Trust me, this step is MORE than worth it!!

And now that it is all clean, and everything is labeled clearly, things will be placed properly, and all you need to do is unpack and enjoy!  Trust me, putting in all the little detail work up front will pay you back tons in the end, making for a low stress day and a great start in your new home!

Until Next Time.....

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