Regardless of where you are moving, relocating is stressful; that’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to provide you with quality tips to help your move go smoothly. Whether you hire a mover or decide to move on your own, these tips will help relieve some of the stress you may be feeling.

Moving Day Meals

When moving into a new place, the last thing you want to do is go to the store and pick up some food, so the go to option is usually to order take out. While it can be a nice treat, this can be expensive; instead, prepare some food ahead of time, like pizza. It’s easy to make and you can freeze it ahead of time, so all you need to do is thaw and pop it in the oven.

Educate Yourself

Learn the terms that you could come face-to-face with when reading paperwork or talking to moving companies to make sure you are always in the know.

Plan Ahead

Make a list of things you need to pack and DEFINITELY don't save it until last minute. It's added stress and you may end up forgetting a lot of things.

Check, Double Check and Recheck

You can never check enough to see if you got everything. If you scan a room from right to left, our brains are not used to processing that way, so you may pick up items you missed!

Label Your Boxes

It's move-in day, you're loading your boxes into your house and realize you don't know where any of your belongings go! Now you need to cut open each box and go through them to see which rooms they go in. This makes move in day, longer and adds to the stress you already have. While packing your boxes label them according to which rooms they go in. It saves you and the movers time on move in day and you don't have to go through your boxes one-by-one to figure out where they go or what is in them.

Involve Your Children

It may seem easier to you to leave your children with a loved one or a sitter, but truth is, this move is going to be hard on them too. Get them excited about the move, have them help pack their room and let them keep their favorite toy with them so they have a sleeping buddy on their first night. Make it more of an adventure than something they must do.

Clean House

There's no way around it, moving can be expensive, especially when you charge by volume or weight. Even if it's the middle of winter, it's never too early for a little spring cleaning. Donate clothes that don't fit, get rid of old knickknacks that are just taking up space and toss things that you have no use for!