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Do you remember the last time you thought about moving? After living in our home for about three years, I realized that we wanted to get out into the world and see some other places, so we listed our place for sale. Making the decision to move was nerve-wracking but incredibly exciting, and I was really happy that we were able to make the choice to move. After we sold our place and relocated, it was incredible to experience new places, new things, and adventures that I had never dreamed of. Check out this blog for great reasons to move.




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Choosing To Move

How To Make Moving Day Easier

by Courtney Thompson

Moving is a huge task no matter the size of your home. Packing up all your earthly belongings and getting your home clean for move out takes a lot of time and effort. Whether moving cross country or around the corner, here are three tips to help you survive the moving day.

Hire a Moving Company

Hiring professionals to take care of all the furniture moving can make moving day exponentially easier. A moving company will have workers who are experienced with doorways, halls, and stairs that would typically complicate the process of moving your belongings out of the house. If you do it yourself you risk damaging paint, your furniture, or the walls as you try to navigate. Protecting your body is probably the number one reason you should consider a moving company. Injuring yourself lifting things could leave you with lifelong injuries. They will have blankets to wrap and protect furniture and furniture dollies that help with the heavier items. All you have to do is tell them how you prefer things to be packed. Hiring professional help makes your move more expensive but can take so much stress out of this big life event!

Organize Before You Pack

Organizing your things before you pack them will save you so much time when you are at your new place trying to unpack. You do not want to waste energy packing things that you no longer want or need. Consider doing a huge purge and donating things so you have less to pack. The less you have to pack the smaller the size of the truck you will need! Going through things can help you realize how many things you own and can help you simplify your life. When the house is organized and ready to pack you can pack like items in the same box and unpacking will be a breeze. 

Label Everything

Moving day will go smoother if things are labeled well. Marking boxes for specific rooms or warnings if things are fragile can save you a lot of headaches. Consider color-coordinating tape or label colors. The more organized your labeling system the easier it is for others to help you unpack. Make sure boxes are labeled clearly and consider writing some of the more specific items your boxes contain. When you need to find the kitchen box with the pots to make dinner it will be very useful!

Hire a moving company and get organized to make your move easier.