5 Tips for a Stress-Free Move

 

Have you ever considered that the simplest move might be the easiest? These tips are easy, simple, and they’ll transform your upcoming move into a breeze.  

 

1. Get rid of everything.

 

Have you figured out yet that you have too much stuff just like the rest of us? Donate, toss, gift, or eliminate.  

 

2. Find the boxes and pack your rooms.

 

Grab a permanent marker, mark your boxes, turn the music on, and get to work. 

 

3. Find your clear plastic bin. Keep it close. 

 

Chances are oven mitts may be a necessity if you’re thinking of living on frozen pizza the moment you arrive in your new space, but if those are buried in the “Kitchen” box and you’ve only got your pajamas and toothbrush in your overnight bag...well, you see the problem. Think ahead of what you might need (...coffee?) and make sure that clear plastic bin doesn’t get packed on the moving truck. 

 

4. Hire the movers.

 

If you’re looking to hit the road by a certain date, find your movers at least a month out so you can both make plans accordingly. If your schedule is flexible, see what possible costs could be saved if you make an appointment on a, say, Tuesday, compared the costly price tag of a weekend. If you can, book your appointment for a rate that clocks in at a more affordable rate. 

 

5. Master your mega to-do list.

 

In the age of technologic apps that make life easier and more manageable, making a list can still be the best way to accomplish everything. Enlist every member of your family for certain tasks and you’ll be done in no time.