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6 Easy Tips for a Smooth Move

6 Easy Tips for a Smooth MoveAs moving day grows closer and closer, the moving to-do list constantly seems to grow longer and longer. It can be extremely overwhelming, for though you know these tasks must be completed, you may be at a loss as to where to begin.

These quick and easy tips can help you start checking off items from your to-do list, making moving day much easier.

  1. Start Packing

One of the easiest tips you can utilize is that it is never too early to begin packing. Many people wait until the last minute, worrying they might end up packing items they need to use before the move. However, if you have not used something in the past month, there’s a good chance you won’t need it before the move.

  1. Move-In Early

If possible, look to move items in early. If the house is empty or you have purchased a brand new home from Utah home builders, talk with the sellers if it would be all right if you began moving items in. This can help lighten the load during the moving day, especially if you plan to do the moving yourself without the help of a moving company.

  1. Kitchen

In the days and weeks leading up to the move, try to utilize all the items in your pantry. The more you eat and use up, the less you have to take with you to your new house. If you are moving across the country, to a different state, or even a few hours away, the less food you have, the easier it will be to move. Plus, you will not have to worry about throwing away perishables that went bad during the move.

  1. Sell

A move is the perfect time to get rid of items you or your children have grown out of, items you do not use anymore, and items you will not need in your new house. For instance, if you plan on using new furniture, sell the old furniture before you move. It’s less you have to move, and you can earn some extra cash. For the items you did not sell, look to donate them, as they can help benefit someone else, as well as offer you a tax return deduction.

  1. Number the Boxes

While it can be easy to throw everything into a box at random, try to take the time to create an organized inventory list that numbers each box and has a detailed description of what’s inside. In case you cannot find certain items, you can locate them on the list and determine what number box went missing.

  1. Mail

During the days leading up to the move, make a note of what you get in the mail so you can give them a change of address. Most bills, bank statements, and catalogs still come in the mail, and you do not want to forget to fill out a change of address form.

These tips can help your move go smoothly.


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5 responses to “6 Easy Tips for a Smooth Move

  1. Great post! Thank you for all of the tips! I really hope that they will help me to make my next move a lot smoother. I like how you said that “One of the easiest tips you can utilize is that it is never too early to begin packing. Many people wait until the last minute, worrying they might end up packing items they need to use before the move.” My mom has always liked to pack early so that the moving company that they hire can move all the boxes without being rushed which helps to take a lot of stress off the movers and my parents.

  2. These are some great tips, and I appreciate your advice to start packing anything that you haven’t used in the past month when moving. My husband and I are going to be moving out in a couple of months, and I want to make sure everything goes according to plan. I’ll definitely start packing things we haven’t used in a long time so we can get a head start on that. Thanks for the great post!

  3. I really like your tip on numbering the boxes in order to help you keep everything organized. Because I love lists, I think that I would be a lot more excited about packing if I got to make one. Plus, it will make me feel a lot more confident about having everything when I can count the numbered boxes.

  4. Great post. One thing I would like to add is:

    Check out reviews of your movers. We have actually had individuals who could not read and individuals who stepped on an Apple PC and broke it.

    Do not rely on lazy “good” friends either. I made that error.
    I’m on relocation 9 up until now and your suggestions are in fact truly practical.

  5. I hadn’t considered having an early move-in. I can understand why this is a good idea, you would want to have the best time to move, the temperature is also better in the morning. I will make sure to make arrangements so I can move in the morning rather than later on during the day. Thank you for the tips.

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