Moving day is stressful for anyone, but there are plenty of ways to lessen the burden. Follow these guidelines and enjoy a stress-free move on your way to your new home!

Make a moving schedule.

When it comes to your move, the best thing you can do is plan ahead. Make a list of everything that needs to be done and estimate how long each task will take. Then, create a timeline based on those estimates. This will give you an idea of when each task should be completed so that everything gets done correctly and efficiently.

If there are any big-ticket items like appliances or furniture that need to be purchased before moving day (and there’s always something), make sure those purchases don’t happen too late in the process–it’ll save money by avoiding delivery fees or extra costs associated with buying last-minute items online (like rush shipping). And don’t forget about packing! Packing materials aren’t cheap either; so try using old newspapers instead of new boxes whenever possible–you might just find out they work just as well!

Map out your route.

The first step to making your move day run smoothly is to map out your route. Before you start packing, make sure you know exactly where you’re going and how long it will take to get there. This can help prevent any unexpected delays along the way–and it could even save money on gas!

Once you’ve mapped out your route:

  • Check for traffic, construction or other unexpected delays that might slow down traffic in some areas.
  • If possible, avoid traveling during peak hours.

Do some spring cleaning.

Spring cleaning is a great way to get rid of things you no longer need and make room for new items. You may want to start by going through your closets, cabinets and garage. Next, take a look at the basement or attic (if you have one). You might even want to take a peek inside that storage shed in the backyard!

Finally, turn your attention toward spring cleaning your office space: clean out drawers; organize papers; toss out old files/documents; wipe down surfaces with disinfectant wipes (or use antibacterial spray).

Get packing materials.

One of the most important things to do before you start packing is to get all your packing materials. You’ll need:

  • Our CommunoBoxes, labels, and dollies
  • Bubble wrap (for protecting fragile items)
  • Paper towels (to soak up any leaks or spills)
  • Garbage bags (to dispose of trash during the move)
  • Markers, pens and pencils

Pack early to make sure you have time for last-minute preparations.

  • Don’t wait until the last minute. If you’re going to be doing all of your packing on moving day, it’s going to be a stressful time. You will want to do everything else in your life before or after your move too!
  • Don’t leave packing until the day before. This is another way of saying “don’t procrastinate.” Packing early gives you time for mistakes, which means that if something doesn’t fit into a box or bag correctly (or at all), then there’s still time for adjustments and fixes before moving day arrives.
  • Pack too much at once–but not too much more than twice as much as needed for each room/area being packed out at that moment; otherwise, transporting them all could become difficult and expensive if they’re not evenly distributed throughout all rooms being cleared out simultaneously rather than sequentially over several days leading up towards moving day itself.*

Clean out kitchen cabinets and closets before you go so you can focus on the big stuff on moving day.

Clean out kitchen cabinets and closets before you go so you can focus on the big stuff on moving day.

You’ll want to make sure that everything is clean and organized inside your home, but don’t forget about cleaning out the kitchen cabinets and drawers too! It’s always a good idea to do a thorough spring cleaning before moving into a new place so that way all of your belongings are ready for their new home when they arrive at their destination.

Here are some other things I recommend doing before packing up your belongings:

  • Clean out closets by donating old clothes or shoes that no longer fit or interest you anymore (or just don’t look good anymore). You can also sell these items through sites like eBay if possible; this way, even if they aren’t worth anything monetarily speaking, at least someone else will get use out of them!

Gather small items that you will want for the next few days in one bag or box before moving day so they’re readily accessible when you get to your new home.

While you’re packing up your things and getting ready for the big day, make sure you don’t forget about the small things that will make life easier once you get to your new home. For example:

  • Small appliances like coffee makers, microwaves, toasters
  • Small kitchen items like plates and cups
  • Bathroom essentials (toothbrushes/toothpaste)


We hope you’ve found this article helpful. Moving can be a stressful time, but it doesn’t have to be! By following these tips and making smart choices about what items you take with you (and which ones stay behind), you’ll be able to make the move more smoothly and enjoy your new home from day one.