4 Things to Do Before Your Big Move

Are you dreading your upcoming move? We don’t blame you. Anyone that’s ever been through this process once can tell you how incredibly stressful it is.

There is always so much to do, it’s expensive, and it may put an emotional strain on you and your family.

However, there are a few ways you can alleviate stress and make the process so much easier.

Continue reading for four things to do before your big move to help with planning and relieve stress:

1. Hire Movers

Okay, yes, this is a given, but you’d be surprised at how many people opt to pack up and move without the help of professionals. You’re probably planning to move your belongings yourself or recruit hesitant friends to help with the relocation of entire houses in exchange for a meager promise of pizza.

Why jeopardize a friendship and risk smashed vases when you can hire a local moving company to assist you in your move?

The moving company you hire to pack, move, and unpack your belongings will have plenty of experience and the necessary equipment to handle all of your belongings with care. Reputable businesses also provide flexibility, allowing you to customize when the move begins and ends on your schedule.

However, you have to be very careful about who you hire if you are on a tight budget. We recommend getting scheduling a free consultation and asking for a quote ahead of time. This meeting also gives you an opportunity to discuss the move in details and make special requests ahead of time.

2. Move On a Less Busy Day

Moving is, of course, expensive. Moving on a less popular moving day, on the other hand, will save you money and worry. If you have a lot of flexibility, experiment with different moving dates and try to find the cheapest day to book an appointment.

Moving businesses are busiest on weekends, so if you can avoid Saturday and book your move for a weekday, you’ll get a good deal and avoid the bustle. Also, schedule your movers as soon as possible, preferably six weeks in advance.

3. Make It a Fun Challenge

If you’re moving into a fourth-floor walk-up, your patience may wear thin after repeated treks up and down the stairs. However, putting a positive spin on it and turning the experience into a game will make your relocation less stressful.

Try something simple, such as a competition to see who can get the most boxes out of the truck. It can definitely make things move faster rather than concentrating on how inconvenient relocating is.

At the very least, play your favorite music on your phone to keep morale up.

4. Make a Moving Checklist

Another effective approach that can help with stress on a moving day is to use a checklist. Checklists are useful for following specific steps in the transition process and staying on top of details that are frequently overlooked. You may make one yourself, or you can find a great one on the website of a professional moving company.

Whether you customize your own checklist or use a template, you’ll hold yourself accountable and ensure that you don’t forget any important tasks.


As you see, there are several methods for making your relocation less stressful, including making a checklist, picking a good day, and encouraging fun. The most essential thing is to know what you want and to seek the assistance of a reputable moving company. It never hurts to have more hands, especially if they’re experienced and trained to transport delicate and heavy items.