Moving to a new home is stressful. There’s so much to think about and plan, and you always seem to be in a rush. It’s normal to feel the excitement while trying to pack your stuff in a chaotic environment. Moving is a great opportunity to declutter your cabinets and finally get rid of old clothes and items you won’t be needing anymore. I wanted to better organize my moving process and I didn’t know where to start, luckily, Miracle Movers shared their experience and gave me a few tips on how to best prepare without experiencing anxiety.

Prepping Before Packing

Before you actually start packing it’s recommended to get ready. Obtain boxes, tapes, markers, and anything you might need to safely store your precious belongings.

Make sure you find boxes of similar size and shape to make it easier to pack them all up in the moving vehicle. Use markers to write down the content of each box like clothes, dishes, books. This will make the unpacking easier as you won’t spend hours or days looking for something essential.

Donate Stuff

Moving always translates to a new beginning, with that in mind, this is the time to finally donate your old clothes or items you have hoarded over the years. Take your time, empty your closets and storage, go through every single piece of clothing you own and don’t be afraid to let it go. There’s no point holding on to that old blouse you hadn’t worn for more than 10 years, your style is probably different now. You can also donate books, furniture, dishes, toys. You will feel better, and you will also speed up the move.

Take Your Time

While you are trying to decide what you want to bring you can also start putting stuff in the boxes. Start from items you are sure you won’t be needing immediately like off-season clothes or books. Start with your bedroom and pack something every day. If you know the exact date of moving, start a month early if you can. You will avoid much of the stress if you pack in advance.

Keep Your Documents Close

Documents are small and very easy to displace. You need to gather all your documents like a passport, ID, and contracts. Put them in a purse that will always be close to you. You can use the same purse for money, jewelry, or any small item of high value.

Prepare For The First Night

You can designate one bag to pack all your necessities or anything you might want to have quick access to on the day you move. This includes clothes, hygiene supplies, food, drinks, and items for entertainment like Bluetooth speakers, headphones, table lamps, books, movies, consoles. The last thing you want to do is spend hours looking for your favorite t-shirt or toilet paper. A backpack is perfect for these items.

Meet Your New Home

There are some things you can do in your new home to make it ready for your arrival. You can check internet arrangements, heating, and other utilities you might need. You can also check the neighborhood, find the closest stores, see what’s available for purchase. Meet some of the neighbors, and let them introduce you to the area.

Record the Move

The last thing you want is for your old landlord to accuse you of something you didn’t do. If you are moving out of rental you should take pictures of the empty apartment after you’ve cleaned it as a precaution against any damage you didn’t cause.