Does Moving Always Have to Be Stressful?

 

No! Moving into your new home should be an exciting prospect, not a stressful one. Here a few tips to make the moving process a more efficient and dare I say…enjoyable experience!

1. Start Organizing
I know it is hard to resist waiting until the last minute and throwing everything into the closest box….but taking the time to organize and group your belongings now will save you countless hours in the unpacking process.

2. Pack Room By Room
Group your belongings according to their room. This will simplify and speed up the packing and unpacking process.

3. Be careful!
Make sure you pack breakables appropriately. I know…its amazing how expensive a roll of bubble wrap can be. To keep the costs down, try using your own towels, sheets, and shirts.

4. Pack with a Purpose
Do you really need to pack that VCR gathering dust in the basement? Get rid of the stuff you don’t need by donating it, selling it online or hosting a yard sale.

5. Take an accurate inventory
You took the time to organize all of your stuff so make sure you label it! Number all of your boxes and note what is inside.

Hopefully these few simple tips will make your move that much easier. Congrats on moving into your new home!

6 comments (Add your own)

1. Pam wrote:
I don't think it is possible to have a move that isn't stressful but these are good tips regardless. I have found color coding the boxes to be really helpful!

Sat, May 19, 2012 @ 2:27 PM

2. Gavin wrote:
I say just pay someone to do it all :)

Sun, May 27, 2012 @ 2:10 PM

3. Steve L wrote:
Starting the packing early and doing it in stages is the most important. When you rush is when things go missing or get broken. Love the website, I discovered some great restaurants in Portsmouth from the Discover Seacoast Living Page.

Cheers

Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 11:01 AM

4. Patrick wrote:
I always pack all my breakables in towels and shirts. I will never make the mistake of buying bubble wrap at home depot again after shelling out hundreds of dollars for plastic sheets with air pockets.

Thu, May 31, 2012 @ 8:55 AM

5. Travis wrote:
@Patrick: Hahaha, how that stuff is that expensive I will never know. Old newspapers and magazines do the trick for me when I am packing glass or similar breakables.

Fri, June 1, 2012 @ 3:08 PM

6. Rick wrote:
If you pay movers to do it always give them part of their tip before they start packing and moving. Gives them a little incentive to do a good job and to be more careful. Then depending on how they do you can finish the tip off as necessary. Seems to work for me.

Mon, June 25, 2012 @ 8:12 PM

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