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7 Tips For Your Relocation

Moving can be a time of stress and anxiety for many different reasons. However, it doesn’t need to be that way if you follow a few simple steps. With a little bit of planning and organization beforehand, even the most overwhelming family move can become less stressful.

Although moving might be an overwhelming task to most people, the tips below will help you prepare for a pleasant move.  You may not realize it now but t’s possible to alleviate some anxiety by creating a timeline of tasks and preparing in the right way.  By doing so, you will feel much more confident and relieved as you navigate through your move.

Below are some moving tips to keep in mind so you can breathe easy during this hectic time!


Stock Up On Packing Materials In Advance

When you visit a supermarket prior to moving, approach a customer service representative from the store and ask if they have any boxes they will be discarding.  You can go to a bunch of different stores to find out.  It certainly doesn’t hurt to ask.

Some stores you can go to:

  • Local grocery store
  • Costco
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Staples
  • Ikea


Visiting a liquor store is also a great place to get boxes that are best for packing glasses, dishware and breakables.  It’s important to begin packing and stocking up at least one month in advance.  If you don’t like the idea of going to stores asking for boxes, Amazon has some great deals perfect for your move.

Gather up different materials such as bubble wrap, old newspaper, tape, and other packing materials beforehand.  Doing this in an organized way will save you money and considerable time.


Create A Timeline For Packing

If you are not in a huge rush, creating a plan of action for your move and writing down exactly when you will begin packing can be very helpful.  Waiting until the last minute can cause unnecessary stress and lead to spending more money recklessly.

Write down what days you will begin packing and what items and rooms you will pack.  As you complete each task, cross it off your list.  Doing this in an organized way will definitely help in many different ways.


Stash Items Until Move Day

Keep a big box, a certain area of the room, or a plastic tub for the things you can’t pack until the very last day.  Items that might be included in this box or area might be your toothbrush, pens, tape, scissors, important paperwork, your everyday toiletries, prescriptions, and anything else you can’t pack too far in advance.

This will help you hugely.  By staying organized and separating items you will not only save yourself time but you will also stay relaxed and in good spirits due to the extensive preparation.


Label Boxes

It’s easy to just throw your things in a bunch of boxes, but doing so carelessly will not help you with your move.  By labeling boxes, you will know where everything is.  It will be very helpful when you need to find something you’ve already packed (which will definitely happen).

Many people would rather go out and buy new things altogether when faced with having to sift through a bunch of boxes of belongings.  However, this would be a huge waste of money.  But labeling items and boxes carefully is a great way to stay organized during your move.  And when you’re all settled into your new home, I’m pretty sure you’ll be glad you did it that way.


Get More Than 1 Moving Quote

In the event that you need to use a moving company to help with your relocation, be sure to get several moving quotes.  Most companies will offer you a free moving quote.  By doing this you will get an idea of what it should cost and what most companies are charging.

Moving is not an easy thing and sometimes choosing the most affordable moving company is not the best thing in the long run.  Focus on quality and price and you should find an excellent company to help you with your relocation.


Don’t Pack On Your Own

Relocation providers offer many services including packing and shipping and full service moving.  If you don’t have to pack everything on your own and could afford the extra expense, you will be much happier to sit back and watch a professional do it for you.

Although doing it this way can be a bit pricey, it’s much better than spending the countless hours packing an entire home on your own.


Pack Strategically

Packing strategically is crucial in the event that you need to pack your whole house on your own.  If you can’t hire movers for packing and unpacking, might as well do it right than do it sloppy.

Label boxes, fold and pack garments and belongings correctly and take the time to pack your home in a strategic way.  If you do this, the whole process will become much easier.



Moving doesn’t have to be stressful although it usually is.  If you follow these important moving tips, you are sure to have a more pleasant move.