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It's no secret that moving is a stressful process. Below are some quick tips you can use to make your move more organized and less chaotic.

Organize your packing

Moving day organization begins days or weeks before the actual move. To have a stress-free moving day, you have to keep your packing organized.
  • Pack by room. This is possibly the easiest way to keep your items organized. Just be sure to pack everything in a way that makes sense for you. The best way to do this is by packing similar items together.
  • Label your boxes. Label the boxes in a way that is sensible for you. Use the name of the room the box belongs in, as well as the contents of the box. Also, be sure to label whether or not something is fragile by using a colour coding system.
  • Keep inventory. Keep a master list of everything you've packed and make note of which box the items are in. Using a number system on the boxes will make it less likely that you'll forget something.
  • Pack a one or two-night survival kit. You'll absolutely want certain items when you arrive at your destination, so be sure to pack an overnight kit for you and your family.

Organize your moving plans

Before you begin your journey on moving day, iron out all of your moving plans to keep everything in order.
  • Schedule your help. If this is a do-it-yourself move, then you might want to ask family or friends for assistance on moving day. If this is a larger move, you may want to hire a professional moving company for the job. Prior to moving day, make sure all of the arrangements are set in stone.
  • Keep your paperwork in order. Be sure that your bill of lading and receipts are all in safe places that are easily accessible if necessary. Not having to worry about the whereabouts of your paperwork will greatly reduce the stress of moving day.

Organize your family

On moving day, you'll have a bunch of things to worry about. If you are hiring professional movers, make sure your family is more of a help than a hindrance.
  • Keep your children busy. If you have young children, keep them occupied while the truck is being loaded. Sure, you have to monitor the movers, but don't neglect your kids in the meantime.
  • Tend to pets as necessary. Moving with a pet can be a project, but it's much easier when the entire family pitches in.

Organize your arrival

Once everything is packed up and ready to go, you'll be fully prepared to hit the road. Finalizing arrival plans is extremely important, so make sure your first week in the new home isn't one to forget.
  • Get comfortable. This is where your survival kit comes into play. Hopefully, you've packed all the necessities for an overnight stay, such as toiletries, phone chargers and personal items.
  • Consult your inventory. When your belongings arrive, check your master list to make sure everything has made it to your new home safely. Missing items should be addressed immediately, especially if you've hired professional movers.
  • Organize your furniture. Place your furniture as a family to make your new house or apartment officially a home.
  • Unpack in logical order. As you unpack boxes, take out the important items first.  Make sure you have access to the items you'll need right away.

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on October 27, 2014

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