While the thought of moving often brings up many dreadful thoughts of tedium and hard labor, all it takes is a little bit of thinking outside of the box to streamline the entire process. Moving may not be easy, but it doesn’t have to be an unbearably troublesome affair. The following are some of the easiest ways to ensure that your moving day is as smooth as silk.

Use luggage for clothes instead of buying boxes

Use luggage to move your clothes. By using luggage instead of getting boxes, you’ll save on the price of having to buy different moving supplies to carry the rest of your things that can fit into suitcases you already own.

Give the moving company a pre-move rundown

Get in touch with your moving company in advance and ask if they’d be willing to come and take a look at the places you’re moving out of and into; this will ensure that everybody is on the same page regarding what needs to go where. It would be wise to give the movers a detailed rundown of exactly where you need things moved in advance so that when the day of the move comes, they already know exactly what to do.

Schedule a stay in a shelter for your pets for the day of the move

If you have pets, arrange to have them stay in a shelter on moving day. Having your pets taken care of while you’re moving will be far easier than needing to attend to them while you’re already preoccupied with other tasks.

Get rid of anything that isn’t absolutely necessary to take

You’ll save yourself a world a frustration by getting rid of anything that isn’t absolutely crucial to bring along with you. One of the biggest pains of moving is oftentimes related to having to carry things that aren’t really all that important, and if you lessen the load before, this won’t be nearly as much of the problem for you. Make a list of possessions that absolutely need to come along, and either donate or sell anything else that doesn’t make the list.

Label your boxes by the rooms they’re headed to

Make sure that you label all of your boxes by the exact room of the house that you want them set down in. It may seem like common sense, but it can be easy to become a little bit overconfident in your ability to memorize just what things are packed into which boxes. You can save yourself a lot of trouble by designating specific boxes to specific rooms, ensuring that you don’t have to play any guessing games once you’ve finally unloaded everything and are ready to unpack.

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