How to move without losing it.

By Caroline McKenzie

Did you know that more moves take place during the summer than in any other season? But whether you move in June or in February, it can still be a stressful time. There’s the task of finding and hiring movers, packing and decluttering, and the marathon that is the actual moving day. Of course, you’ll want to prep far in advance so you can get the move date that you want and have enough time to take stock of all of your belongings and prevent any hiccups.

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So now that the move is in sight, how do you start? Lucky for you we’ve got a checklist that will help you prep in the months, weeks, and days before the move (and also what to do the day of, too). We’ve also added some tips and tricks for hiring a moving service (hint: if you can do it in the middle of the month, it will save you a lot of money) and also how to pack the moving truck to make the unloading process easier. Decluttering and organizing ideas will help you keep track of your belongings during and after the move (don’t feel pressured into thinking you have to finish all your packing and unpacking in one day). And most importantly, you’ll want to pack a separate “survival kit” with essentials, valuables, and paperwork that you need on hand—this won’t go on the moving truck, but will travel with you on the big day.

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Follow this countdown below to streamline the stressful process.Moving Tips 

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