moving Moving to a new place can be both exciting and a bit stressful. Even if you’re not a big fan of packing, there are ways to make your move smoother. These 20 moving tips will help you get organized and ready for moving day, so you can have a stress-free or at least less stressful experience when transitioning to your new home.

Create a To-Do List and Set Deadlines

Start by making a list of everything you need to do before your move. This includes not just packing but also tasks like buying packing materials, scheduling movers, and cancelling services like newspaper delivery.

Assign deadlines to each task, with your moving day as the ultimate deadline. This can assist you in breaking down the big project into manageable steps, and regularly update your list to stay on top of things.

Declutter Your Home

Before you pack, check your belongings and choose what you want to take with you and what you can do without. Donate, sell, or discard items you no longer need. This will save you time and space when packing and ensure you’re not bringing unnecessary items to your new home.

Take Care of Important Details

Deal with essential details at least two weeks before your move, such as:

  • Get a parking permit for the moving truck.
  • Notify your homeowners or renters insurance about your move.
  • Inform your car insurance company about the change in your address.
  • Alert any service providers (like housekeepers or gardeners) about your upcoming move.
  • Update your voter registration with your new address.
  • Change your address for credit cards, banking, investments, and personal accounts.


Pack in Advance

If you know when you’re moving in advance, pack away seasonal items, clothes, and accessories you won’t need until after the move. This will make packing up your everyday items much easier as moving day approaches.

Forward Your Mail

Don’t forget to update your address with the post office to ensure your mail gets delivered to your new address. This is especially important for bills and important correspondence.

Pause Home Deliveries

Cancel any home deliveries or subscriptions you won’t need before the move. Avoid buying too many groceries close to the move date to minimize food waste and packing.

Schedule Utilities

Arrange for utilities to be turned on in your new home and shut off or transferred from your current home. This includes internet, cable, electricity, water, and gas services. Overlap service dates slightly to allow for flexibility.

Choose the Right Moving Professionals

If you’re hiring movers or renting a truck, make sure you choose the right option for your needs. Get quotes from local moving companies early, and consider the expertise required for your specific move, such as local or long-distance moving.

Gather Packing Supplies

Start collecting boxes and packing materials as soon as you know you’re moving to Myrtle Beach. You can also ask friends, family, and neighbours to save boxes and packing materials from their deliveries.

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