Make Moving Less Stressful

Real Estate Agent with KW Elite

Moving can be a very stressful event. Leaving the home you know for one that’s new to you can be emotional as well as a logistical nightmare. The key to a low-stress move is to be prepared and organized. Here are some tips to help you stay sane in the midst of the chaos:

  • Label,  label, label! Label every box with the room name and the contents. All the boxes will look alike on moving day and you will want to know where everything is.

Moving day to do list

  • Use newspaper to wrap breakables. You can also use placemats, extra towels and sheets to help cushion the boxes.
  • Pack beds and mattresses into the truck last. You’ll want to get these set up first in the new home; when exhaustion sets in that first night you’ll be glad you took care of it already.
  • Pack one box with essentials to ride with you in your car so you know exactly where they are and can access them as soon as you arrive: medicines, cell phone chargers, contact lens solution, toothbrush, toilet paper, change of clothes, pet food, snacks for kids, bandages etc.
  • Think about food. You and your friends are going to get hungry and thirsty unpacking; buy a case of drinks to stock in the fridge when you arrive. Pre-arrange for someone to deliver food or have a local pizza shop menu ready for ordering.
  • Keep track of pets at all times. They get stressed too and you don’t want to lose them, make sure they have a collar with ID.
  • Tape the names of rooms to door frames so movers know where furniture belongs.

Looking for a detailed moving guide? HGTV’s Front Door website has an in-depth one here.

Thinking of moving to or just visiting Lancaster PA? Check out this website for lots of area information and then contact us!

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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Michael, these are wonderful ideas that are not generally included in moving lists.  Great post!

May 28, 2012 11:53 PM #1
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
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Great post and tips it is always best to be prepared moving is stressful as it is. Thanks for sharing the tips.

May 28, 2012 11:54 PM #2
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
Michael, These are very good tips. I really like the one about thinking what you need as soon as you arrive. I always think of toilet paper being on the top of the list.
May 29, 2012 12:02 AM #3
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When it comes time to move, stress can complicate even the simple things...the post walks you right through

May 29, 2012 12:09 AM #4
David Grbich
Realty One Group - - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Michael - great advice on moving - I also like to add getting rid of all unwanted/unused items prior to the move as we tend to collect things we never use . . .

May 29, 2012 12:29 AM #5
Wes Neal
Wes & Company - Tumwater, WA
The expertise you expect and attention you deserve

Good morning Michael, I like the tips... simple and to the point!

May 29, 2012 01:14 AM #6
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

I refer a lot of business to a couple of different moving companies, They have made the moving process much less stressful for so many people.

Great post, especially for the do it yourselfers.

May 29, 2012 08:06 PM #7
Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

Very excellent tips! I have always thought of packing a bag when I travel, one that stays with me in the car, but I like the idea of using it for moving, too! A lot of these can be real stress reducers, thanks for sharing!

May 31, 2012 07:23 AM #8
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