Planning A Stress Free Move

Posted on: 25 March 2015

Are you planning on moving in the near future? If so, you are likely feeling tremendously stressed. Packing up an entire house and moving to "unknown territory" can be overwhelming. You may find it difficult to know where to begin. Use these ideas to assure that your move goes as smoothly as possible.

Cleaning Up

Moving is the perfect opportunity to purge your home of any unnecessary items that have accumulated over time. As you pack, keep garbage bags on hand to quickly throw away any items that you do not use.  

For larger items, suggests enlarging the floor plan of your new abode and creating to-scale representations of your furniture. Doing so will allow you to experiment with furniture placement options. Moreover, it will allow you to determine which pieces of which you can rid yourself based on the size of your new home. Determining which furniture and large items need to go prior to your move. This will allow for more room in your moving truck, lowering the cost of the rental, and simplify your packing. 

Stay Organized

Staying organized is key to a stress free move. Label each box with both its contents as well as the room in which it belongs in your new home. This will allow for a smoother unpacking process.  

Additionally, take meticulous notes and records of any special items in your home. For example, if you mother's wedding ring is packed in your lockbox rather than your jewelry box for your move, note this in your moving notebook. The stress of moving can make you more forgetful than usual. Leave nothing to chance and be sure to take careful notes and inventory of any special or high-valued items.  

Gathering Supplies

It is essential to your move that you gather the appropriate amount of supplies. For the unseasoned packer, this can be a difficult task. Consult your moving supplies provider, like Route 37 Self-Storage, to determine the appropriate amount of boxes (e.g. 4 large boxes, 25 medium boxes, and 10 small boxes for a 700 square-foot home per Your supplier might also recommend moving supplies that you would otherwise forget such as labeling markers, packing peanuts and paper for wrapping breakables.  

Make Your Move Fun

Moving does not  have to be incredibly stressful. Moving represents a fresh start to life and a chance to start anew!  Although it is overwhelming, remember to make it fun. encourages you to invite friends to participate and to pop open a bottle of wine! Moving is a time to celebrate. Do not become so burdened by the tasks at hand that you cannot enjoy your new home. Making your move fun will be a great start to your new life!