How to Make Moving Easy: Tips for a Stress-Free Move

Ellie Brooks

Written By Clint Bird

Published 02/09/23
How to Make Moving Easy: Tips for a Stress-Free Move

Moving can be a daunting prospect. From packing up all of your belongings to coordinating the logistics of the move, it's easy to become overwhelmed by the process. However, it doesn't have to be that way. With the right strategies, you can make your move easier and less stressful. Interestingly, the share of movers seeking upgraded housing grew from 14.6% in 2020 to 17.2% in 2021, indicating evolving preferences among relocating individuals. Here are some tips to help you plan and execute a successful move that won't leave you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed.

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20 Moving Tips and Hacks

1. Start Early 

The most important tip for making a move easier is to start early. Don't wait until the last minute to start packing. It's best to start at least two weeks before the move. This will give you enough time to make a plan, organize your belongings, and pack your belongings in an orderly fashion. Additionally, if you start early, you can take advantage of any discounts or sales on packing materials, such as boxes and tape. 

2. Create a Moving Checklist

Creating a detailed checklist of all the tasks that need to be completed is a great way to make sure everything gets done. This checklist should include tasks such as packing, arranging for movers, changing your address, and so on. Once you have your checklist, you can break it down into smaller tasks that are more manageable.

3. Purge and Donate

Moving is a great opportunity to get rid of items that you no longer need or use. Before you start packing, go through your belongings and decide what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of. Anything you decide to get rid of can be donated to charity or sold online. This will reduce the amount of things you need to pack and make the move easier.

4. Invest in Quality Packing Materials

When it comes to packing, it's important to invest in quality packing materials. This includes boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper, and tape. Quality packing materials will help ensure that your items are securely packed and arrive safely at your new home.

5. Label All Boxes

Labeling all of your boxes is one of the best ways to make sure everything is properly organized. Label each box with a description of its contents and the room it belongs in. This will make it easier for you to unpack once you arrive at your new home.

6. Take Inventory of Your Belongings

Before you start packing, take an inventory of all your belongings. This will help ensure that nothing is left behind or lost in the move. Additionally, if you hire professional movers, they will require an inventory of your belongings before they can provide an estimate. 

7. Take Photos of Your Belongings

Taking photos of your items before you start packing is a great way to document their condition before the move. If you hire professional movers, you can use these photos to prove that any damage that occurs during the move was not your fault.

8. Set Up Utilities in Advance

One of the most important things you need to do before you move is to set up your utilities in your new home. This includes things such as electricity, water, and the internet. Contact your utility companies at least a week before the move to ensure that you have service when you arrive.

9. Arrange for Childcare and Pet Care

If you have children or pets, it's important to arrange for them to be taken care of during the move. This will ensure that they are safe and out of the way while you are packing and transporting your belongings.

10. Pack an Overnight Bag

Pack an overnight bag with all the essentials you will need when you arrive at your new home. This should include things such as a change of clothes, toiletries, and any other items you may need. This will make it easier for you to settle in once you arrive.

11. Arrange Movers in Advance

If you are planning to hire professional movers, it's important to arrange them in advance. This will ensure that you have enough time to compare prices and find the best option. Additionally, some movers may require a deposit or other information in advance, so it's best to start the process early.

12. Pack Room by Room

When packing, it's important to pack room by room. This will help ensure that you don't forget anything and that everything is organized. Additionally, it will make unpacking easier since you will know exactly which box belongs in which room.

13. Take Measurements of Your New Home

Before you start packing, it's important to take measurements of your new home. This will help you determine if any of your furniture will fit in the new space. It will also help you plan what items you need to keep and what items you need to get rid of.

14. Consider Shipping Some Items

If you have large items that won't fit in your car, consider shipping them. This is often cheaper than hiring a professional mover and can be done with minimal effort on your part.

15. Make a List of Important Documents

Before you move, make a list of all the important documents you need to bring with you. This includes things such as birth certificates, passports, and insurance policies. This will ensure that you don't forget anything important.

16. Disconnect Appliances

If you are moving any appliances, such as a refrigerator or washing machine, it's important to disconnect them before they are moved. Most movers will not do this for you, so it's best to do it yourself to avoid any damage.

17. Have a Plan for Moving Day

On moving day, it's important to have a plan for how the day is going to go. This should include when movers will arrive, when you will leave your old home, and when you will arrive at your new home. This will help ensure that the move goes as smoothly as possible.

18. Take Breaks Throughout the Day

Moving can be physically and emotionally draining. It's important to take breaks throughout the day to rest and recharge. Take a few minutes to stretch, drink some water, and take a few deep breaths.

19. Stay Organized 

Staying organized throughout the move is essential. Make sure all of your boxes are labeled and all of your belongings are packed securely. This will help ensure that everything makes it to your new home in one piece.

20. Take Time to Unpack

Once you arrive at your new home, it's important to take the time to unpack. Don't feel like you need to unpack everything in one day. Take your time and unpack room by room. This will make the process less overwhelming and help you settle in more quickly.

Moving can be a stressful and daunting process, but it doesn't have to be. By following these 20 tips, you can make the process easier and less stressful. When it's time to move, make sure you have a plan, take breaks throughout the day, stay organized, and take the time to unpack. With these tips, you can make your move stress-free.

How Liberty Home Guard Can Help

Transferring a home warranty to your new home can provide you with coverage and protection following a move. It can be intimidating to move into an unfamiliar house without any knowledge of its systems and appliances, so having a warranty can be a great relief. For more information about home warranties, check out our website or reach out to our team at (866)-526-1752.

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