When you’re preparing to move/relocate as a home-based business owner/entrepreneur, you want to have two objectives in mind… a very simple transition and to not end up in your new place even more overwhelmed then before the move. Uh, huh… I can see your face now… “Right. Is that even possible?” Of course it is. With some strategic planning prior to your move and pacing yourself up to the actual moving day, all the hard work won’t seem as hard as it would typically be. So what’s the first step to getting it done? First things first, does size really matter?
… And before you visit that dirty thought, save it for a moment because we’re talking about your space right now. I’m sure you’ll get plenty dirty later in the process but as for the size of your new space, it really does matter. You have to determine if everything you have will indeed fit into it. So, if you’ve acquired a flood of items over the years, or even over a shorter period of time, you would definitely benefit from the next post on decluttering as you prepare for your move. Now, back to the matter of size… be sure to tour your new digs to determine how much storage is there and what types of storage you may need to add in order to accommodate all the items you have. Now you may have to get a little creative in some areas of your new place but that is absolutely fine. It’s like that sometimes; so if making a shopping trip to pick up a little-something, or taking away a small closet, or installing a few more shelves for added convenience will fulfill your storage needs, then make it happen! I wish every place we planned to live in came perfectly equipped for us but the reality is, they don’t.
Be sure to measure the space, especially awkward areas. It will save you the headache of finding out the hard way that, “I really didn’t have room for that desk that I really liked after all.” Yeah, not so cool.
Another suggestion is to take photos of the spaces inside your new home. Trust me, it will make the process of planning how and where you would want to set everything up much easier than doing it as you unpack the boxes.
Finally, be considerate of others that will be sharing the space with you. Be sure that everyone is on the same page. Otherwise, you may have to compromise a little for the sake of preserving the peace in your home and/or your business.
I scored big with these tips leading up to my move and a blessing it was to plan ahead.
Now… are you finding that you have a lot more stuff than you’d like to deal with moving forward?.. then keep reading to see how one word can fix that problem. It’s SUCH a great word that it baffles me that it’s not even listed as a word in the dictionary (go figure). Next post, we “declutter” while we pack…