2. Use your move as an opportunity to give away or toss things you don't actually want or need.

3. Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials.


4. Pack the items you will need FIRST in a clear plastic bin for any liquid or detergent.

5. Here's a pro tip: Pack your plates vertically into the moving boxes, like records. Wine glasses with the stem up and as will with cups open side down That'll lower the chances of them breaking in transport. 

6. In addition to labeling what's in your boxes, add what room they'll be going into, as well as a the color-coding system.

Pick a color code for each room and label that room's boxes accordingly. Label the door of each room with the corresponding sticker/tape so that movers know where to place the boxes.

Don't put your books into regular moving boxes — otherwise they will get waaay too heavy. Instead, small box 1.5 Cubic are ideal.

7. Keep your clothes from falling off of their hangers by attaching a garbage bag to them. It's also easier to hang them in your new place this way.

8. Take a photo of how your electronics are connected so you can remember how and where all the wires go.

Just a few final notes to help you with your move may be your first time moving.

Change your address at least two weeks prior to moving.

Reserve a parking area for your moving truck before it arrives, and new address . Clear the way to allow easy access for the movers to your home.

Inform your neighbors prior to your moving day to avoid any conflict it will reassure all parties of having a enough space to accommodate your move.