Moving your home is a tremendous undertaking. With all the planning, organizing and packing that needs to be done, it can sometimes be hard to know where to start. This is especially true when the amount of “stuff” in your house looks overwhelming. To try and help you de-clutter, de-stress and be well prepared before your big move, A. Arnold Relocation has put together a helpful list of tips and tricks to streamline your packing process.

1.  Sort

Moving is a great opportunity to go through all of your belongings and purge anything that is no longer useful or purposeful to you. After all, there’s no sense in moving something that you won’t need or use in your new home! Start this process by sorting the contents of each room into three categories: keep, toss, and donate.

2.  Sell

If you have many items that are still in good condition, consider hosting a garage sale or selling belongings on sites like ebay.com or craigslist. This is a great way to help de-clutter your home and earn some extra money for new items!

3.  Plan

Going through everything in your home takes time, so be sure and set aside specific times for each room. Don’t try to tackle everything you own in just a day or two. Being able to relax and not rush through the sorting process will help make you feel less stressed and make packing go much more smoothly.

4.  Delegate

If you have the support of nearby family and friends, don’t be afraid to ask for some help with the move process. Having other people assist you with sorting and packing will not only help you get more done in less time, but is also a great opportunity to have an objective view on those hard-to-part-with items.

5.  Label

As you are sorting and packing, be sure and diligently label each box or container that you fill and note the exact contents of each. This is a great way to stay organized and to see if you have multiples of items that can be pared down even more.

For even more tips and tricks on making your next relocation as smooth as possible, call the premier Louisville moving company—A. Arnold Relocation! One of our helpful representatives is standing by to answer any questions you have and to help you get started on your next Louisville move!

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