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5 Tips for a Stress Free Moving Experience

2022 will bring new experiences and adventures your way – that’s for sure! I am excited about the fresh start. If moving is one of your 2022 goals, then you’ve come to the right place. Moving can be stressful, but there are a few things you can do to mitigate that. Here are 5 tips for a stress-free moving experience:

Hire a professional moving team

Let me just start off with this one – because it’s important! You want an easy and stress-free moving experience? Then say no more: you absolutely have to hire a professional moving team. Why? Because moving is stressful and there’s no way around the stress. No matter how much you pack in advance, plan, and get rid of junk, it will probably still be stressful. How do you avoid stress? Hire ★Star City Services★. They do commercial moving in Roanoke VA and residential moving in Roanoke VA. They are one of the top companies in Roanoke, Bedford County, Botetourt County, Rocky Mount County, VA and surrounding areas. What do I love about them the most? They have a personal approach and offer 5-star service. When you work with them, you get a devoted relocation manager. That person will be responsible for the smooth operation of the entire relocation process. Committed to a perfect move, you know exactly the status of your move and schedule, thanks to their hard work behind the scenes. In addition, they are affordable. They provide an all inclusive hourly rate based on actual labor time + travel time, with no hidden fees. If you want a stress-free move, you absolutely need to hire Star City Movers! 

Start packing before you need to

Packing early can be a massive lifesaver! It helps you figure out the items you want to take with you, and it also helps you to become more relaxed while packing. Most importantly, it helps take the stress of last minute packing off your plate. I hate packing at the very last minute. The panic, tension, and rush that comes with trying to get everything packed in a short time is not (by any means), my favorite thing. In fact, it is one of my most dreaded things, ha! With that being said, make sure you pack early. If you are going to move 2 months from now, start packing 1 month prior to the day you are going to move. When you start packing early, you’ll have enough time to pack and make sure you aren’t leaving anything important behind. Plus, you’ll be able to pack more effectively as opposed to packing everything all at once within a short period of time.

Get rid of things

I can’t overstate just how much easier your move will be if you organize your belongings and toss, recycle, or donate what you don’t need instead of lugging it with you to your new home. It’s an undertaking, but these tips can help you do it.


First tip: Do a closet purge. If it doesn’t fit, is out of style, and/or you haven’t worn it in a year, get rid of it.


Second: Get rid of items you wouldn’t buy again. When deciding whether an item serves a purpose in your life, ask yourself whether you would go out and spend money on it if you didn’t already have it. If you wouldn’t, you likely don’t need it.


Third: Make donation pick-up arrangements. If you know you’ll be donating big items like furniture and rugs, schedule a pick-up ahead of time so you can be sure you have an organization that can come get them. 


Fourth: Consider short term storage. If there are some items that you just can’t commit to getting rid of yet but you’re not sure you need, you may want to put them in a short-term storage unit and then evaluate later on. 


Have An “Open First” Box

I am not sure where I heard of this tip, but having an “open first” box is genius! Having an “Open-First” box allows you to put everything important that you need for that first night. In my case, I actually used my laundry hamper but another great idea is using a trash can which doubles its use. Instead of packing this box in with all of your other boxes, take it and put it in the front seat of your car. This way, you are ensuring that it does not get lost in the hustle of everything. Wondering what to pack in that box? Here are a few ideas:


-Toilet paper

-Paper towels


-Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant)



-An outfit for the next day

-Cleaning supplies

-Whatever else you need for the first night/day.

Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 8 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

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