Let’s face it, what’s so difficult about moving? You put all your stuff in boxes, get a moving truck (or friends with pickups) and everybody you know to come help, then you move it all from the old location to the new! Piece of cake, right?
Well, for those who have moved their entire home, you know it can be a bit more stressful than originally anticipated. For one thing, how do you pack up everything? And what about those stacks of papers you’ve had on your desk or counter for months, maybe years? And those boxes of things in the back of your closet or in your garage that you put there the last time you moved? (What’s in them, anyway? Do you remember?)
So many times I’ve seen people just swipe all those loose papers into a box and move them to the new home where they become one of those boxes that sets in a closet or garage, never to be touched again.
Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what you have and to move only those items you’ll actually use in your new space? Wouldn’t it be great to purge all of the unnecessary things from your old home and only take that which you’ll really need and use in your new home? And what do you do with the items you don’t wish to take with you? What about decluttering so that the house you’re selling shows well? That’s where a professional organizer can help.
As with the majority of my clients, most people know what they need to do, or what they should do before a move, but they lack the motivation to do it all correctly. Or, they feel so overwhelmed by the prospect of packing it all up, they have absolutely no idea where to start. That’s where Managed Chaos, LLC comes in. Most people just need someone to make them accountable for their actions, to give them permission to purge the unnecessary items, and to tell them how to make the whole process as stress free as possible.
And let’s not forget the new space! The majority of people will take their items and put them in pretty much the same place and the same arrangement as they had them in their old space, thus setting themselves up to fall right back into the old patterns of behavior that caused the stacks and boxes in the first place.
The old adage, “If you’ve do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always had” comes to mind. Bringing a fresh set of eyes into your new space while it’s still empty can give you fresh ideas for ways to maximize that space when you move in, and set up systems so you don’t fall back into the old habits.
And, as with all my clients, confidentiality plays a part.
So, the next time you’re faced with a move, or know someone who is moving, think about enlisting the help of a professional organizer to make your move as stress-free as possible!