As soon as you know that you’ll be moving, take measures to make the process easier. One such way is with a moving binder, which is a binder filled with organizational materials related to your relocation. Having such a binder will make moving less stressful because all of the information you need will be right at your fingertips. 

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Binder
  • Tabbed Dividers (Go for multicolored dividers, which make color-coding a breeze!)
  • Filler Paper (For taking notes.)
  • Printables (You can find free moving-related printables online; some sites offer them for free.)
  • Clear pouch with binder holes (To hold pens, cards, and other loose items.)


Use your dividers to color code 8 sections. Your sections may not be identical to the ones below; don’t be afraid to change them to suit your needs. Create a section in the front of the binder that explains what each color denotes. Here are suggestions for the eight tabbed sections:

  • Checklists
  • Utilities
  • Financial Documents
  • Movers
  • Builder
  • Inventory List
  • Schedule
  • Receipts

Of course, you can put your sections in any order you like. Nothing is set in stone when creating a moving binder, so experiment to discover your preferred way of binder organization. You can even use colored stickers to code your moving boxes to your binder as well. If you can’t find multicolored stickers, use white ones and just color them in with a marker.

The most important thing about a moving binder is that it gives you somewhere to store all of your important relocation-related documents and materials. When you need to refer to something, there’s no wasted time trying to figure out where any documents are stored because they’re all in the same place.

Coleman Allied — Your Experienced Movers

Choose Coleman Allied as your moving company and let us do the hard work. Since 1914, we’ve provided local, long-distance, and international moving services to countless residential and commercial clients. Our experienced moving specialists will create a customized plan that suits your needs; in addition to our moving services, we offer storage solutions as well. Call now to learn more about our services or obtain your free, no-obligation estimate from our website. 

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