June 16, 2022

How to Plan for a Move Solo and Remain Organized


Preparing for a relocation is a thrilling time that frequently requires a ton of planning in a short amount of time. If you’re managing this journey solo, you may be feeling a bit of strain to pull ahead of schedule while maintaining your normal duties. There’s no need to feel as though you must go through this adventure alone. Begin by looking through the below preparation tricks and resources to help choose where you might want some support, so you can feel more prepared and eager about this transition. With Corrigan Moving, you’ll never be alone or unsupported throughout this thrilling upcoming adventure!

Complete a walkthrough of your new house

One of the first and most essential things prior to relocating your belongings into your new home is examining your new home to get a better idea of the spaces with nothing inside. Throughout this walkthrough, you can take inventory to make sure the floors, walls, appliances, doors, and property appear up to your contract’s specifications and list any specific concerns you must to discuss with your realtor. You should be cross-referencing your paperwork to be sure the details match what you’re seeing in terms of the status of the home. Additionally, you’ll want to look at the property carefully and if there are issues you should quickly communicate with your real estate agent so they can be dealt with as soon as possible to eliminate future frustrations.

Reduce your possessions beforehand

Think about your move as an opportunity to get a bunch of spring cleaning out of the way so you can have a clean slate in your new house. Steer clear of bringing items, furniture, clothing, and decor that you really don’t use or aren’t a fan of. If you believe you have a lot of things you don’t plan to move, evaluate having a garage sale, listing items online, or donating to local charities. There’s no cause to be lugging extra pieces when it will simply cost you additional time and money – specifically if you have a long-distance move ahead of you. You can absolutely make decluttering more exciting than it appears. Invite a friend over to go through your closet and see if they would like anything you’re getting rid of. Crank up your best songs and take it one area at a time, making piles of what you would like to hang onto and what’s for donation or sale.

Put together a packing outline for every area

As soon as you’ve gotten rid of the unwanted items, now the exciting part begins. Packing deliberately is critical to ensure all your pieces arrive to your new house safely and together. If you plan to do your own packing, maintaining orderly boxes helps make unpacking a breeze. Creating a record of all your pieces and planning what every box includes will be very helpful. You should label the outside of your boxes with the contents, room and your last name, so you understand what is in them at a glance, how heavy they are, and if they comprise delicate pieces. Keep in mind, the more methodical you are early in the preparation phases, the simpler it’ll be unpacking and getting things organized in your new home. And since Corrigan Moving never leaves you hanging, just let us know if you would prefer us to do the packing for you! Your move professional will be happy to provide an estimate for packing everything, or just a few pieces you’d opt to have it professionally handled.

Prepare to move electricity and services

A further helpful moving task that’ll make your process significantly simpler in your new location is changing utilities and services to your new house. To make sure you have power, running water, operational equipment, and so on, it’s crucial to reach out your utility service suppliers with your moving details. Because their calendar get booked up as well, talk with your realtor when you can relocate in and advise them of the date of transfer.

There could be some details you want to check connected to a current home warranty policy; especially to check if you can take it over to cover your appliances and major systems in your new place. All house warranty companies offer various policies; some comprise coverage for smaller in-home appliances such as a refrigerator, whereas others cover greater systems like your furnace. Therefore, it’s useful to understand what coverage you have if you take over a policy on the home. When the present contract finishes, you can determine if you want to keep the coverage or change policies to a new company or plan.

Remain realistic about your needs and money

Instead of pushing yourself to be able to do all things solo, think about what would be greatly helpful to outsource. Corrigan Moving can handle simply large pieces of furniture, or every single thing. Evaluate your time and budget, and let our relocation experts collaborate with you for the top relocation strategy. Cleaning is another crucial piece of the process, so rather than moving everything into a somewhat tidy location, you could want to hire a company to do a total deep clean before you commence moving in your items. It’s your decision and what will save you time while remaining within a relocation budget. From transportation to hotels, to materials and services, it’s simple to see how costs can begin piling up. By crafting a budget for yourself, you can properly outsource where needed and spend your money on items you can’t do alone.

Enlist friends and family for aid

If you have friends and family close to where you currently live in or are near the areas you’re moving to, organize time for them to pop over and help you out. More often than not, friends will be willing to help out. You’d be amazed what an additional pair of hands or eyes can do when you’re in the early stages of setting up your new home. If you have a buddy who is wonderful at organization, they could be able to create a list while you put everything in a box, permitting you to multitask. Don’t speed along to get it all done in a day, a week, or even your first month. The most important piece is getting all your necessities to your new residence, guaranteeing everything is moving along as planned, and making needed payments.

Relocating by yourself needs a lot of coordination and organization if you want things to run easily. While that is true, partnering with Corrigan Moving is a big weight lifted from your shoulders. We will work with you to build a custom moving plan, based on your timeline and budget. By preparing ahead of time, working with Corrigan Moving, and allowing others to lend a helping hand, you can still make relocating into your new place a stress-free procedure and a fresh new adventure!