June 16, 2022

How to Get Ready for a Move Solo and Keep Organized


Getting ready for a relocation is an exhilarating event that usually requires a ton of planning in a quick period of time. If you are managing this journey solo, you might be feeling a bit of strain to pull ahead of schedule while keeping your regular tasks. There’s no need to feel like you must go through this process solo. Begin by reading the below preparation ideas and resources to help determine where you could want some help, so you can be more prepared and excited about this change. With Corrigan Moving, you’ll never feel alone or unsupported throughout this thrilling new journey!

Plan a walkthrough of your new house

One of the initial and most essential items before relocating your belongings into your new space is examining your new home to get a better idea of the areas with nothing in them. During this walkthrough, you can take pictures to be sure the floors, walls, appliances, doors, and grounds look up to your contract’s specifications and note any certain issues you need to discuss with your realtor. You should be reading through your agreements to be sure the particulars match what you’re noticing related to the status of the home. Additionally, you will want to analyze the exterior methodically and if there are issues you should immediately communicate with your real estate agent so they can be handled promptly to avoid additional issues.

Reduce your items in advance

Think about your relocation as a way to get lots of spring cleaning tackled so you can have a clean slate in your new house. Try avoiding bringing pieces, furniture, clothing, and decor that you just don’t utilize or aren’t in love with. If you believe you have a ton of things you don’t want to bring, consider having a garage sale, listing pieces online, or giving to local charities. There is no reason to be hauling extra items when it’ll simply cost you more time and money – specifically if you have a long-distance move before of you. You can definitely make decluttering more amusing than it appears. Invite a buddy over to go through your items and see if they will claim anything you’re getting rid of. Crank up your favorite tunes and go one space at a time, making heaps of what you intend to move and what’s for donation or sale.

Put together a packing list for every space

When you’ve gotten rid of the unnecessary items, now the exciting part begins. Packing strategically is critical to make sure all your possessions make it to your new house soundly and together. If you intend to do your own packing, maintaining orderly boxes helps make unpacking a breeze. Making a record of all your items and coordinating what each box contains will be extremely helpful. You need to mark the exterior of your boxes with the items inside, room and your last name, so you know what is in them at a glance, how heavy they are, and if they comprise breakable pieces. Consider, the more organized you are early in the planning stage, the easier it’ll be unpacking and getting everything coordinated in your new location. And since Corrigan Moving never leaves you hanging, just let us know if you’d would rather us to do the packing for you! Your relocation expert will be pleased to provide an estimate for packing everything, or only a few items you’d opt to have it professionally packed.

Prepare to move utilities and services

An Additional helpful relocation preparation that’ll make your process considerably simpler in your new home is transferring utilities and services to your new home. To ensure you have power, running water, operational equipment, and so on, it’s important to reach out your utility service providers with your moving information. Considering their schedules get filled up as well, talk with your realtor when you can move in and advise them of the timeline of transfer.

There may be some details you want to confirm connected to a current home warranty policy; specifically to see if you can take it over to cover your appliances and important systems in your new place. All house warranty organizations provide multiple policies; some comprise protection for smaller in-home appliances such as a refrigerator, though others comprise larger systems like your furnace. That’s why, it’s good to know what protection you have if you purchase a policy on the home. When the current contract ends, you can decide if you would like to keep the coverage or modify policies to a different company or plan.

Be realistic about your requirements and expenses

Instead of requiring yourself to be able to handle everything alone, review what would be largely beneficial to hire out. Corrigan Moving can manage solely large pieces of furniture, or absolutely everything. Consider your time and finances, and let our relocation experts collaborate with you for the top relocation strategy. Cleaning is another crucial piece of the process, so rather than transferring everything into a somewhat tidy place, you may want to employ a business to do a total deep clean before you start bringing in your belongings. It is your decision and what will save you time while remaining within a moving budget. From travel to hotels, to supplies and services, it’s easy to see how costs can start piling up. By constructing a budget for yourself, you can accurately outsource where required and spend your money on things you can’t do solo.

Recruit friends and family for assistance

If you have friends and family in the area you currently live in or are close to the areas you’re moving to, coordinate time for them to stop by and help you out. Typically, friends are willing to lend a hand. You’d be amazed what an additional pair of hands or eyes can do when you’re in the beginning stages of moving into your new place. If you have a buddy who is a whiz at organization, they might be able to make a list while you put everything in a box, enabling you to multitask. Don’t race to have it all done in a day, a week, or even your first month. The most imperative piece is relocating all your goods to your new home, ensuring things are moving along easily, and making needed payments.

Relocating alone requires a lot of coordination and organization if you would like things to run efficiently. While that is accurate, partnering with Corrigan Moving is a tremendous weight lifted from your shoulders. We will collaborate with you to create a unique moving plan, based on your timeline and budget. By preparing ahead of time, partnering with Corrigan Moving, and allowing others to lend a helping hand, you can still make moving into your new place a stress-free procedure and a fresh new adventure!