Tips for the Most Successful Relocation Ever

If you’ve ever moved before, you know just how frustrating it can be. By the end of move in day, everyone is tired and sore and cranky. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are a few things you can do to make your move as simple as possible.

Use a Professional Moving Service

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Consider using a moving service like Blue Whale to help keep your relocation on track. Professional movers will take care of all the heavy labor, making move out and move in day go so much smoother. You won’t have to suffer from a sore back from trying to lift your 100-pound sofa. Even better, they can help you pack up your things, which is often one of the most tedious parts of the process.

Pack Efficiently

Chances are, you have a lot of extra stuff lying around that you don’t really need. Now’s a great time to go through your items and give away things you don’t use. This will reduce clutter when moving and lighten your load.

After limiting your possessions to the bare essentials, try to have some kind of order when it comes to packing. Don’t just haphazardly throw kitchen supplies and clothing in the same box. Keep things separated by room, and put things you’ll need on moving day in a separate box.

Prepare Mentally for the Adjustment

Moving is a new and exciting time in your life. Don’t focus too much on the details that you completely forget to appreciate it. Regardless of your reasons for moving, you probably had some good times in your neighborhood and current home. Give yourself ample time to say goodbye to these elements of your life. If you have the time and energy, host one last party to celebrate with local friends and family.

When you do move, prepare for life to feel a bit chaotic. It will take time until you truly feel at home again, but once you do, you’ll feel comforted and happy.

Curate Excitement

That being said, don’t get too dragged down by the past. Remember to be excited! You’ll be starting fresh in a new home. If you’re starting to feel tense about the move, treat yourself to a day of relaxation. Moving should be a positive experience – not one you come to dread. To get your family in the spirit, create a countdown calendar to mark off the time until move in day.

Move Fast and Organized

When move in day finally rolls around, you won’t want to drag on for the entire day. Create a plan to help you swiftly and efficiently move your things from location A to location B. Mark all boxes with an easy-to-read label so that they can be placed into the correct room. Better yet, give each family member a responsibility for the day.

Moving is a stressful time. However, it doesn’t have to be an insurmountable challenge. By preparing ahead of time, you can make your relocation process more successful. 



  1. Getting rid of stuff you’ve been hanging on to for ages “just because” is often the hardest to do!

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