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Keep Your Move Stress-Free By Planning Ahead

Posted on March 16, 2022

Organizing your moving boxes will be helpful when you unpack.

Organizing your moving boxes will be helpful when you unpack.


Trying to keep a move stress-free may seem like an impossible task, but there are some simple things you can do to eliminate some of the stress. The most important thing you can do is plan ahead. Rarely is a move last minute, usually, you have adequate time to pack up your home and move. Take advantage of this time and develop a plan. Whether you are hiring moving services or doing it yourself, it's helpful to develop a moving checklist.


Time Is Your Friend

Use the days leading up to moving day to get ahead of the packing. No matter how much time you think you have time always creeps up on you, especially over the last few days. If you have a free evening or weekend, start packing up a few items that you won't need. Trust us; this will save you time in the long run.

Start as soon as you can. As soon as you know you are moving, pack up seasonal things, as these are easy because you know you won't be needing them before you are settled in your new place. If you have other rooms that rarely get used, pack those up.


Be Organized

Being organized will help you on both ends of the move. When packing up your place, keep everything organized and have some structure to how you pack your moving boxes. For example, pack kitchen stuff together. Label your moving boxes. Doing this will help on the unpacking side, as you won't have to open up every box to see its contents. Make sure to set aside a box labeled "unpack first" and organize any items you might need to ensure everyone is set up for a good first night's sleep. This will ensure that after a long day of moving you'll have everything you need to relax and recharge.


Consider A Professional Moving Company

Hiring a moving company will keep the process running smoothly. These are trained professionals who know what they are doing. Not to mention, your body will thank you for not having to lift all the heavy items. When working with professional movers, they come with a moving truck and can load all your belongings up and transport them safely.


Moving Tips You May Not Think Of

  • Moving is extremely overwhelming and can take a toll on you physically, mentally, and emotionally. Pro moving tip: get sleep. It's no fun trying to function through a regular day without rest, never mind a moving day.
  • Keep a list of tasks that need to be completed before the move-out. For example, wipe out cabinets and wash the floors. Or make a reminder to collect any keys that you have for your existing place.
  • An exciting part of moving is the blank canvas you are moving to. Just because certain items are in a room now doesn't mean they have to stay in that room moving forward. As you pack up each room, start planning out the rooms in your new home.
  • At the end of the day, the best thing you can do to keep a move stress-free is to make a plan and stick with it.


Bekins Kelowna Moving & Storage offers a complete range of moving services and has been serving the Okanagan since 2015. To aid you in having a stress-free move, contact us today to learn how we can help.