There are a few general principles we tell people who work with us to help guarantee a successful, stress-free move:
First, be sure to start packing as early as you can. Most people have items in their home they don’t need on a daily basis. Try to pack everything except the essentials way ahead of schedule to prevent unnecessary stress.
Secondly, try to liquidate any items you know you either don’t need or don’t want in your new home. If you have boxes of items you’ve been meaning to sell or get rid of for a while, there’s no reason bringing these items to your new house. Plan on having a garage sale, taking unwanted items to a thrift store, or selling what you no longer need on an online platform like ebay, facebook marketplace or offer up.