Whether you are moving cross-country or simply 20 minutes away from your current location, moving is stressful. In the Denver area, the growth rate has outpaced the national rate every decade since 1930. The Denver metro area is looking at a population of approximately 3.6 million by 2030.
Other facts to consider about the population of Denver:
It is the most populous city within a 500-mile radius
The fastest-growing city and county in the state of Colorado
Colorado is one of the fastest-growing states in the country
Moving into a new home is hard enough. Moving to a new state and region makes that stressful event even worse. But you don’t have to feel unprepared for your move. Whether you are downsizing or upsizing your lifestyle, here are several interesting facts about packing and unpacking your life. Find out how you can make this transition a bit smoother.
Before you begin packing for your big move, there is excitement and anticipation of the next chapter of your life. There is a rush of energy and optimism before the initial shock sets in: everything in your home has to be reduced to a pile of boxes. Before you start packing, you don’t realize just how many things your current home holds, which can lead to unrealistic expectations. And, unfortunate realities.
Packing usually comes with a deadline.
The snowball effect of your packing nightmare can be reduced to this single line: packing comes with a deadline. Whether you have a specific day you need to be at your new destination or a closing date where everything in your current place needs to be out–you have a date that is immovable.
Initially, that date can feel far away. However, with the demands of your lifestyle not slowing down on top of trying to pack everything else up, that date that seemed so far away can creep up quickly.
Packing ends up taking longer than you expected.
All those little things you don’t think about daily hiding in the corners and crevices of your house need packing too. Even for the more organized packer who moves from room to room, many people never realize how long it takes to pack a home.
Did you know the average household takes 13 hours to pack up? Between work, errands, children, and other miscellaneous tasks that need to be accomplished, finding those 13 hours can be tough. Furthermore, if you have a larger home than the average household or multiple children needing assistance packing, 13 hours can quickly turn into 20+.
Before you know it, stress settles in, and the once pre-planned task seems more daunting than ever. What is the solution to your stress? Consider the benefits of a team at your disposal. Whether you work with a moving company or a move management team like OBK & Co, you’ll be less stressed and able to focus on your daily tasks easier.
Because of your deadline and unexpected packing time, the process is rushed in the end.
If you’ve ever moved and not been in a situation where you throw last-minute items into any open box you can find, then I am in awe of you. For the average person, packing becomes a race to the finish line. What started as a plan is thrown to the wind because you have to be out ASAP.
Sure, throwing things into random boxes seems like the right solution at the time. However, once settled, going through those boxes and sorting all the random stuff will be a catastrophe.
We talked about the snowball effect of not having a plan or a team to get you packed, but the same can be said of unpacking. Once settled into your new space, how long does it take you to get unpacked? It takes the average American 6 months to unpack their home from the first box to the last. Do you know why that is? Here is the snowball effect we see with unpacking in most homes.
Typically, there is no clear deadline.
You’ve done the hard part. You managed to get your belongings out of your old space or home and into your new one. You can breathe a sigh of relief and relax and slowly unpack your things.
Here’s the problem with that mentality: slowly can turn days and weeks into months. Without a clear deadline–even one you set for yourself–you may have boxes piled into corners for the foreseeable future.
Unpacking takes longer than you think because you didn’t account for new spaces, which means new systems.
Your new space is most likely much different from your old one. If you downsized, you may have fewer rooms, bathrooms, or closet space. If you upgraded your home, you potentially have way more space than before and are unsure of the best way to organize your things in this massive space.
Without systems in place, unpacking will become a burden that gets pushed off.
You may start strong with all of your exciting new-home energy, but give up before everything is just right.
Most homeowners think it's easy when they start the unpacking process. Those first few boxes are a cinch, and items get put away quickly. But then you realize you have too many of one thing, not enough of another, and the cabinet you intended for pots and pans no longer works. Don’t even mention that the missing box you swore was marked “kitchen” and ended up being one of many of your “misc” boxes.
Your energy levels quickly deplete when you are dealing with unorganized stuff. So what ends up happening? You put it off for another day. Before you know it, tomorrow becomes three months from now, and you’ve still not implemented functional systems throughout your new home.
Hiring someone, or a few someones, to help facilitate your move can help cut out these packing and unpacking nightmares. In fact, professional movers handle approximately 650,000 relocations per year.
Most businesses in the moving industry are here to help you save time and stress moving brings to families. While professional movers typically only take your boxes from one location to another, hiring Organized by Keli & Co, move managers in Denver, CO, do so much more than that.
When you hire Organized by Keli & Co for your relocation, downsize, or dream home move, you get assistance with
Organized by Keli & Co is your ticket to stress-free moving in the Denver region. You can avoid the hassle and the frustrations of packing and unpacking with a team of dedicated, experienced organizers at your fingertips.
Reach out to OBK today and learn about our move management services. We would be happy to set up a consultation with you to discuss your upcoming move and all the details involved. Moving doesn’t have to be this big thing if you ask for help before you begin.