Taking Stress Out of Moving Day


Moving into a new house can be one of the most exciting times of someone’s life. The only problem is that when it comes to actually moving all your belongings, it can also be one of the most stressful and physically exhausting experiences you’ll ever encounter. Here are a few tips to try and help you take the stress out of moving day.

Plan your packing

When packing your bags at the till at the grocery store, the most organized shoppers always have a system to unpack it all at the end. Whether that’s packing all the things that need to go in the refrigerator in one bag, or the freezer in another, or organizing by when you’re going to prepare each meal, having a system at the start can save you a lot of time at the end. While it may be tempting to throw everything into random boxes, you’ll regret it when it comes to unpacking your belongings.

The reality is you won’t need most of your belongings for the first few weeks or months of living in your new home. Select those things you will need or want to use in those first few weeks and pack them in their own boxes. This includes anything you’ve bought new for your brand new home. Label these clearly and keep them away from the other boxes. This will allow you to pack these last, so they come off the transport first. Try and organize each box into which room the contents will be ending up in, so you don’t spend the first months of your home running between rooms.

Reduce road rage

Packing your items in boxes is unfortunately one of the most stress-free parts of the process. You can take weeks or months to complete it, working at your own pace and take regular breaks when you’ve had enough. When it comes to moving those items from one house to another, sometimes you’ll only have a day to get it all done.

If there’s a short amount of time between getting the keys for your new home and having to leave your old one, there is a simple way you can buy yourself some more time. Instead of hiring a moving team to load a lorry, hire MI-BOX to pack your belongings into. These are mobile storage solutions that you can keep for as long as you need to. They’ll deliver the unit to your current house ready for you to pack and then take it to your new home once you’re ready. They can even store it at their moving storage Seattle facility until you’re ready to unpack.

Relax at the other end

Once you’re at your new home, it’s important to try to relax. You’ve worked hard to be able to purchase this new house, so you should enjoy it from the moment you walk through the door. Don’t worry about unpacking every box instantly. If you’ve been organized, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with having some unopened boxes a few months later.