No matter how many times you have moved, the process can be stressful. However, it is not uncommon to pick up a few tips and tricks along the way. Here are 6 things that you can do to help make your move go as smoothly as possible.

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Figure Out the Exact Number of Boxes that You will Need in Advance

One of the first things that you ought to do is figure out how many boxes you think that you will need. By figuring this out ahead of time you can save yourself the hassle of running out of boxes last minute.

Inform Your Utility Company of Your Move at Least a Month in Advance

The earlier that you are able to let your utility companies know about the upcoming move – the better. It is also a good idea to schedule a time for the cable and internet company to come to your new house and get everything up and running. You will want to make sure you still have access to cable, internet, electricity, and phone in your old home up until the move-out date and set up at your new place as early as possible.

Keep Important Documents Available

When in the midst of packing everything up, make sure that you keep all of your important documents such as birth certificates, mortgage or sell papers, passports, and tax documents in a separate, clearly labeled box.

Pack All of Your Non-Essentials First and Essential Items Last

As you make your way through the packing process, make sure to box up the non-essential items that you do not expect to be needed for the month prior to the move first. Then, a few days before the move, you will also need to pack a different box or suitcase with the belongings that you will need on moving day and the immediate days following.

If You are Going to be Moving with Babies or Pets, Make Sure That You Have a Sitter Lined Up to Watch Them

Moving can be an incredibly stressful event without the additional stress of doing so with kids or animal, so, when you have to move with either (or both of these) it is crucial that you do whatever you can to save your sanity. The best way to do this is to hire a sitter ahead of time. Make sure that it is someone that all parties are comfortable with and have complete confidence in. You don’t want to be stressing out about how your child or pet is adjusting to a new sitter while trying to get through a hectic moving day.

Have a Professional Technician Visit Your New House to Perform a Home Energy Audit as Soon as Possible

While it may cost you some money upfront, having a home energy audit done on your new house can end up saving you hundreds of dollars in the long run on your heating and air conditioning bills.

 

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