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January 21, 2014

5 Tips For Stress-Free Moving

By: Heather @ 9:18 pm

5 Tips For Stress-Free MovingLet’s admit it: moving to a new place is a tedious and time-consuming task that can become overwhelming if you don’t plan ahead and are not organized. We’ve gathered five useful tips to make your moving experience more enjoyable and hassle-free.

1- Plan In Advance

The earlier you plan, the more money, time and stress you’ll save yourself. Nothing makes your moving more unpleasant than running out of time. Prepare checklists of everything you need to accomplish, get your boxes from a local store or a moving company, and start pre-packing the things you don’t use on a daily basis, such as seasonal clothing.

2- Team Up!

Play it safe by hiring an experienced crew to assist you with the moving. You’ve already done the “messy” part, leave the rest to the professionals. They will move your belongings at a fraction of the time and, most importantly, without damaging your furniture and appliances.

3- Make The Necessary Changes

It may seem trivial, but most people forget to make the necessary address changes. Call your bank, insurance, driver’s license, phone company, etc. before you move or right after. By doing so, you ‘ll save time by receiving your mail at your new address.

4- Pack Efficiently

Packing strategically is the key to ensuring a smooth move. Avoid excess clutter and leave out unnecessary belongings. If you haven’t used them in the past, chances are you won’t in the future. Make sure you label your boxes appropriately so that your moving crew can strategically place the boxes where they belong in your new home. Plus, it saves you the trouble of opening every box looking for one particular item. Keep your clothes on hangers and wrap them in a plastic bag. Better yet, many moving companies will rent out “wardrobes” for you to pack your clothes effortlessly.

5- Have Fun

The most important thing to remember is to relax and have fun. You’re embarking on an exciting new journey, so make the most out of it. Following these tips should give you no reason to worry. Order food, have friends over, and enjoy your moving day! It will be over before you know it.

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  1. Move on to the rooms you will use infrequently prior to moving day. Box up the items to be transported to your new home, all the while cultivating a spirit of less is more and setting aside those things you won’t need again.

    Comment by Smith@Packingboxesmelbourne — June 9, 2015 @ 4:14 am

  2. My last move was a disaster because I was too proud to take advice. This time I decided to search for help and I’m more than glad that I found your post. It’s amazingly helpful and I’m confident that my move next month will be a breeze, compared to the previous one.

    Comment by Anthony C — October 6, 2015 @ 9:50 am

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