Starting a new chapter in a new home is exciting; whether you’ve moved to a new state for a job opportunity or just upgraded to a new home in a nearby city, starting fresh in a new space can be the perfect way to bring about change in your personal and professional life. Unfortunately, the work you have to do to get to a new space can feel, at times, overwhelming.  No matter where you move or how much time you have to prepare to do so, there is no denying that moving is challenging. From packing up your belongings to decorating your new space and all of the planning of logistics in between, the process of moving is one of the most stressful experiences the average person can have.  If you are in the process of planning or undergoing a move and find yourself feeling overwhelmed, don’t panic! Try these expert-approved moving hacks to make the process a little easier, and you will be able to relax and unwind in your new home in no time.

Give Yourself Time

The biggest mistake that many people make when preparing for a move is waiting until the last minute to begin preparing. Determining when to begin packing up your belongings and preparing to leave your old home can be tricky, but the truth is, getting started with cleaning out and packing up your home as soon as you’re closing in on securing your new space is one of the best moving hacks we can offer.

Prioritize Decluttering

One thing you can do to simplify any move (and to make your life easier upon arrival at your new home) is to declutter your belongings before you begin packing. From old decorations that have been collecting dust in your basement to clothing you haven’t worn in years that still takes up space in your closet, getting rid of items you no longer need will reduce the number of items you need to pack up and transport. 

Leave Clothing on Hangers

Another one of the best moving hacks we can offer is leaving your clothing on hangers when transporting it to your new space! Instead of removing items from their hangers and folding them up, which will require you to undo all of this work upon unpacking them at your new space, simply leave all of your clothing on hangers and store it in garbage bags while in transit. This will make packing up your old closet and organizing your new one a breeze.

Make a “First Week” Box

To avoid stress upon arrival at your new home, try designating a specific box for items you anticipate needing during your first week in the new space. This box can include clothing, beauty or hygiene products, electronics, food, and more. This simple moving hack is a great way to alleviate the stress of not knowing where important or necessary items are as you begin the tedious process of unpacking your belongings at your new home, as it will ensure you have everything you need right away.

Hire Professional Movers

Perhaps one of the most efficient moving hacks is hiring a team of professionals to assist you in the process of moving. From helping you declutter, pack, and transport to moving heavy items into your new home, hiring a team of professionals is a sure way to alleviate stress and anxiety surrounding all the details of a move and make the process of relocating as simple as possible. If you are in the process of planning an upcoming move, Black Tie Moving is here to make things easy. From helping you pack up your belongings to transporting even the heaviest items (like pool tables!) to your new home, our team of professional movers is ready to handle any task. Contact us today to learn more about our services, and to find out why we are the highest-rated moving company nationwide.