Guidelines for Preparing for a Move: Dos and Don’ts

Preparing for a Move

Embarking on your inaugural move evokes a mix of excitement and apprehension. Whether you’re bound for the dorms or venturing into your first apartment, the prospect of moving and its accompanying tasks may leave you feeling daunted, unsure of where to begin. Fortunately, we’ve all experienced this rite of passage, and through collective wisdom, we’ve gleaned insights on navigating a move while preserving your sanity. In the following guide, we’ll address key dos and don’ts essential for ensuring your inaugural move proceeds smoothly—or with minimal bumps along the way.


  1. Acknowledge the Inevitable Stress: Understand that moving inherently entails stress and life adjustments. Embrace this reality to better manage expectations and cope with the challenges of transitioning to a new environment.
  2. Allocate Ample Time for Preparation: Resist the urge to procrastinate by allowing sufficient time to tackle the myriad tasks involved in packing and organizing belongings. Underestimating the volume of possessions is common, so start early to avoid last-minute rushes.
  3. Calculate Supply Needs: Determine the necessary packing supplies beforehand to minimize trips to the store. Assess your requirements, including boxes of various sizes, packing paper, plastic wrap, and markers, to streamline the packing process.
  4. Seek Assistance: Don’t hesitate to enlist help from friends, family, or neighbors. Extra hands can significantly ease the burden of moving, whether it’s assembling boxes or aiding in sorting belongings.
  5. Edit Belongings: Take advantage of the moving process to declutter and streamline possessions. Assess items and designate piles for donation, recycling, or disposal to lighten your load and optimize space in your new home.
  6. Exercise Caution with Packing: Be mindful of packing techniques to prevent boxes from becoming overstuffed or excessively heavy. Prioritize even weight distribution and adequate padding for fragile items to safeguard belongings during transit.
  7. Prioritize Labeling: Invest time in labeling boxes to facilitate efficient unpacking. Include general contents descriptions, designated room locations, and indications of fragile items to streamline the unpacking process.
  8. Rest and Recharge: Ensure you get adequate rest before moving day to conserve energy for the physically demanding tasks ahead. Prioritize a good night’s sleep to tackle moving day refreshed and alert.
  9. Prepare an Essentials Bag: Pack a separate bag containing essential items needed before, during, and immediately after the move. Include toiletries, clothing, electronics, important documents, and medications to ensure easy access amidst the chaos of moving.


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