Finally. You’ve arrived at your new home. Whether you’ve simply moved down the block or across the country, it can be a relief to at last have all your possessions in one place.
But now you’re faced with a problem. Boxes are piled high everywhere you look and you have no idea how you’re going to find a place for all of your belongings.
Well, here are 5 storage tips to help you get settled into your new home.
Move Your storage Furniture First
One of your first priorities of organizing your new home should be to move all your furniture that has a storage function into its appropriate spot. This includes cabinets, dressers, toy boxes, and anything else that is used to store other things.
Once these items are placed, you can begin filling them with all of your other possessions.
Find a Spot for Artwork Before Moving in Furniture
The last thing you want to do is move all of your furniture into your house only to have to rearrange it to make room for your artwork and wall ornaments.
Before moving in big items like couches, T.Vs, cabinets, and bookshelves use a piece of tape to mark where on the walls you want to hang pictures or other decorations.
This way, you won’t need to rearrange those big items after you’ve already moved them in!
Keep in mind, you’re just marking a spot for your artwork at this stage, not actually placing it. Wait until your large items are moved in before hanging things like artwork and ornaments on the walls to avoid breaking them.
One of the first things you should do after moving in is set up your shelving units. This will help provide space for your belongings and clear the floor for when you begin carrying in large, heavy, or awkward items.
Designate a “Storage Room”
We all have that one room in our house that’s used to store any items that are rarely used or that we just don’t have a place for.
This could be the space under the stairs, the furnace room, or even a spare bedroom.
Regardless of which room you decide on, it can be used as a holding area for items currently stored in other high-traffic areas of your house until you have found a spot for them.
Get Rid of Things You Don’t Need
One of the best organizational strategies is elimination. There’s no time better than when you’re moving into a new house to see what you really need, and what you can afford to get rid of.
Reducing unnecessary items like duplicates and things you haven’t used in a year or more can help save you space, time, and energy in the organization process!
Western Moving has been helping individuals and businesses relocate for years. Their expert staff and convenient storage options make organizing your move simple. Contact them today to learn more!