Begin your move!

Moving can feel like a combat zone. Boxes, piled high, become obstacles to weave through while tension builds among the hard-working recruits.

But if you go in to battle prepared, there’s no reason to stress. These simple tips will help you put your mind at ease.


Plan ahead. It’s the simplest – but most overlooked – rule for moving. Most people have at least a month’s notice before a big move, so there’s no reason to leave organization to the night before!

Check lists will be your best friend in this process. The list can be started months before a move, and can be updated as the day looms closer and tasks are completed.

A good way to start is by making a list of rooms in the house, and going from there. For example:


Pre-Pack (unnecessary items that can be boxed up any time)

  • Knick-knacks
  • Books
  • Seasonal clothing
  • Sports equipment
  • Pictures, art, wall hangings

Day-of Pack (bigger items and necessary items that will be hauled off on moving day)

  • Couch
  • TV
  • Book shelf

Cleaning List

  • Walls
  • Floorboards
  • Blinds

By straitening first, you will approach moving day with the knowledge that your rooms and movers are ready to go. It will be easier to unpack and get settled thanks to labeled boxes and an organized moving truck.

Ordering a meal that can be delivered to your new house sometime in the evening will provide a natural time to stop working, plus a necessary break.


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