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Making the Move To Your New Home

Moving Doesn’t Have to Be So Tough

When it comes time to actually move, you’ve moved into the let’s get stuff done phase, and it’s a big one. This blog is from our downsizing blog series, and in it, we’re talking all about how to make sure the move is seamless and stress-free.

Packing Strategies That Work

  • Start Early: Initiate the packing process well in advance of your scheduled move date to alleviate last-minute stressors. Adopt a systematic approach, tackling one room at a time, and commence with items of lesser frequency of use.
  • Labeling Like Your Life Depends On It: Enhance organizational efficiency by meticulously labeling each box with its contents and designated room in your new dwelling. This streamlined labeling system expedites the unpacking process and minimizes confusion.
  • Make a “Go Box” of Must Haves: Assemble a dedicated essentials box comprising indispensable items for immediate use upon arrival at your new residence. Include toiletries, medications, a change of clothing, and any other necessities to facilitate a seamless transition.

Should You Hire Movers or DIY?

  • Assess Your Requirements: Conduct a comprehensive assessment of your moving needs, encompassing the volume of belongings, financial constraints, and personal physical capabilities, to ascertain the optimal approach—hiring professional movers or undertaking a DIY move.
  • Obtain Multiple Quotes: If opting for professional movers, solicit quotes from several reputable companies to facilitate informed decision-making. Prioritize reviews and seek recommendations to ensure the selection of a reliable and efficient service provider.
  • Craft a DIY Plan: Should you opt for a DIY move, formulate a comprehensive plan delineating logistical details and enlist the support of family and friends. Consider renting a moving truck or leveraging portable moving container services to streamline the relocation process.

It’s our opinion that if it’s in the budget, you should absolutely hire movers. This stage of life is already stressful enough, and if you’ve done a good job of downsizing you shouldn’t be moving all that much.


Navigating the transition to your new dwelling represents a pivotal milestone in the downsizing journey, necessitating meticulous planning and strategic execution. By adhering to efficient packing strategies, methodical labeling protocols, and judicious assessment of your relocation needs—whether opting for professional movers or embarking on a DIY endeavor—you can navigate the move with confidence and ease. Remember, while the physical act of moving may mark the culmination of the downsizing process, it simultaneously heralds the dawn of a new chapter—a chapter brimming with possibilities, opportunities, and the promise of a revitalized lifestyle tailored to your evolving needs and aspirations.

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