In your lifetime, you’ll probably move about 11 times. And considering that moving is one of the most stressful things – more stressful than a week in jail – it’s fair to say you’re in for a rough time.

However, moving doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. At least not if you don’t let it be.

In fact, we’re not going to let moving out put a damper on the joys of moving into a new home. This is why we are sharing 5 essential tips on moving house. Put them to use and see how smooth your experience will be.

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1. Start Planning for Your Move Early

Procrastination is the reason most Americans have a stressful moving experience. They know well move out day is in, say 4 weeks, but choose to do nothing about it until the last few days.

If you do this, you’ll only be setting up yourself for anxiety and stress.

If you’re lucky enough to have a reasonable amount of time before you move out, take that time to plan and get ready. Make a list of your possessions then purchase quality moving boxes, such as Gaylord Boxes, and pack a few items every day.

2. Pack Smart

Talking of packing, we don’t mean you randomly round down everything to the nearest box. You have to pack smart; otherwise, you could end up boxing essential items several days before your move out day.

And when you get closer to the last day, pack a “first night box.” This will contain all the essential items you will need on your first day in the new residence.

Also, label all boxes appropriately.

3. Get Rid of Stuff You No Longer Need

Did you know the average American household has about 300,000 items?

You might not have accumulated a lot of stuff if you’re a single person living in an apartment, but it’s likely you’re in possession of items that are of no use to you. When you start parking early, you’ll come across such items.

Instead of moving along with such stuff into your new residence, purge them. Or if they’re valuable, donate to a charity or sell to neighbors or online.

4. Enlist Friendly Help

Packing on your own all while keeping the house tidy and working a day job can take its toll. You’ll likely burn out.

Why not call in your friends to help?

That’s right. Friends aren’t just for weekend outs and road trips. They will gladly help you get ready for your move – but you have to ask for their help.

5. Shop for a Moving Services Provider

Whether you’re moving to the next neighborhood, across town or to a distant city, you’ll need the services of a moving company.

Don’t wait until the last days to start looking for one. This will leave you will little or no room to negotiate a good rate and you could get an unreliable move.

The smart thing to do is to start shopping for a moving company a week or two before your move. This affords you plenty of time to do your research, compare quotes, and find an ideal mover.

These Tips on Moving Will Make Your Life Easier

Moving to a new residence is an exciting prospect – if only you could somehow find yourself there with all your items neatly arranged. Unfortunately, you’ve to put in the hard work.

But with these tips on moving, you’re now in a good position to prepare for a smooth move.

All the best and keep tabs on our blog for more lifestyle insights.