Moving is like everything else in life – if you plan, it’s easier. Moving is a big thing and a lot of work and planning goes into it. The longer you stayed in your house, the more stuff you have. This makes the work more. Planning and preparing ahead of time makes a huge difference. The process of packing, sorting, changing addresses, looking for new schools, etc. needs to start months before you actually move.

To help you out, here are a few tips for making the process of moving easier.

Start early

Get organized and start early. Start packing a few weeks before moving day. Throw out and clean up as you go. Moving is the ideal time to purge.

Friends or movers

If you need a moving company, you will have to do research and find one well ahead of time. They might not be available when you want to move. For smaller moves, gather some friends and family to help out. Decide when this will happen and ask who is available.

Boxes

If you are packing yourself, start gathering boxes early on. Ask grocery stores if they have some that you can take. You can also buy special boxes for clothes, packing plates, etc.

Go green

If you would like to make your move more environmentally friendly, minimize your box and bubble wrap use. Rather get some plastic crates or bins that you can use again for storage. Use linens and clothes for padding instead of bubble wrap and paper.

Keep an inventory

List everything you own. Make a list of what is in each box or bin. This way you can notice when something is missing. Numbering boxes also help.

Labels

Labels are extremely helpful. Label everything that you pack. Make bright colored stickers to mark where boxes should go. The best moving companies will offer this service for you.

Our final word on the topic is PLAN. That really is the best way to get things done quickly and painlessly. It will be chaos and hard work, but once it’s done, you can start your new chapter.