You’ve found a new place that you absolutely adore. You’ve set the date, and you’ve even packed a few of your favorite things already. However, you know that moving can be a very stressful experience, especially if you don’t take some time to plan for the big day. So how can you keep your sanity and make sure everything goes smoothly on the day you move? Read a few tips that can make sure your big day goes well.

Have a Solid Plan

If you already know what day you will be moving, use that to your advantage and reserve the moving truck in advance as early as possible. By doing so you’ll make sure to get the right size truck and the date that you want. Weekends can be particularly busy, you don’t want to wait until the last minute and then not be able to move on the day you want or miss out on not having the right size truck.

Go over all of the items in your home. You will want to get an accurate inventory so that you and the moving company will be able to handle the job efficiently with the right tools. By knowing the quantity of items you have, you’ll be able to determine what size truck you need. Also, keep in mind that if you have any very large or heavy objects, such as a piano, that these things require special consideration, as certain equipment may be needed to move them. They will also take up extra room in the truck, so remember to account for them in you inventory of household items. If you are using household moving services be sure to advise them of any stairways, tight spaces, or difficult areas to maneuver in your current home, as well as your new place. By providing them with this information they will be better prepared to move your precious valuables.

Pack it up

Okay, you’ve got the truck; you’ve set the date, now it’s time to get down to business! Time to pack it all up. Packing takes a lot of time, energy, and sometimes motivation. Remember, when you are all done you will be arriving at your new home, so get to it and have it ready when the moving truck arrives.

Make sure you have a good supply of boxes, and get it all packed as soon as possible. You don’t want to be still packing on moving day, this will not lend to a stress free environment. Consider taking things like beds or shelves apart prior to moving day if possible. Try to leave your dresser drawers full to avoid using more boxes. If you have heavy or large items, like books, pack them in small boxes so they will be easy to handle and move. Have as many of your packed boxes close to the exit of your home; this will help move things along quickly. Keep safety in mind, remove any obstacles, such as shoes or toys, from hallways, stairways, and entrances.

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