6 No Fail Tips For a Low Stress Move

Moving is well-known as one of life’s biggest stressors. In line with things like death and divorce, moving can be a real pain in the neck (literally). However, compared with the moving process our parents and grandparents went through we’ve got it pretty good. Let’s look at some things that can make moving day less stressful.

 

Take Your Time

Depending on your reason for moving you may not have the luxury of time, but if you do, use it wisely. Mobile storage units have been game changers for moving households and businesses. For people who have some notice, they can rent a storage container homestead and have it delivered right to their driveway. They can load boxes in at their leisure and in whatever order they think is best. This makes it easier to stay organized and to handle fragile items yourself.

Make a Donation

Moving time is the best time to donate things you no longer use. From clothes to furniture to appliances, donate the things that have been collecting dust. Not only will it mean less to transport for you but it will be a big benefit for the charity you donate to. Local charities like The Salvation Army and Goodwill will even come to your home to pick up your donation. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

Color Code Your Boxes

Whether you use colored duct tape or sticky notes, find a way to color code your boxes. If you mark all the kitchen boxes yellow and the bedroom blue, it makes moving things into your new home a breeze. Regardless of who is helping you, the color system can make the process run smoothly.

Pillows and Blankets

Pillows and blankets can be bulky, but you can use that to your benefit. Wrap fragile items like mirrors or picture frames in plush items like comforters for protection. You can stuff pillows inside boxes to secure precious goods from bouncing around.

Avoid Weekends

It may be easier said than done, but if you can, avoid weekends. Moving companies charge premium prices on the weekends due to demand. If you are trying to move on a budget, pick a weekday instead.

Watch the Valuables

Movers do their best to pack and move your things in an efficient and safe way. However, even professionals make mistakes. If you have big ticket items like a piano, artwork or a floor to ceiling mirror take pictures or a video of the items before the movers arrive. That way, you have proof of the item’s condition before the move.

 

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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