Have you finally found that home you were looking for? Did you get a new job that requires you to move either to a new town or even a new state? Wherever you are moving, you’ll want to prepare as much as you can. Picking up your entire life and everything around it takes planning, patience and sometimes some work to get it right. The result? A relaxing move that you’ll enjoy. That’s right, relaxing.

However, you will not be able to relax unless you have a few things planned out and in place. And the experts here at Humboldt are ready to assist with our decades of expertise and sound advice.

You may have read some of our past blogs on moving tips and advice so here’s some more for you to think about as you move your family to your new home.

Organize your move

If you are choosing the right moving company, the professional advisers and crews will be organized. They need to be to ensure you have a satisfying moving experience. But you need to be organized as well on your end. That is everything from the parts of the move including packing, labeling boxes, scheduling utilities and many other moving parts. We suggest keeping a notebook with all your moving lists in one place. It is also a great place to keep track of any budget you have for moving and your expenses. You can even create separate pages for each family member such as the kids.

Get the correct boxes

A box is not just a box and you need to have the correct boxes for your move. Some items require special packing to ensure items do not get damaged during the transport. That includes dish packs for glasses and plates, clothing boxes or what some call wardrobe boxes, mattress boxes, mirror boxes and others. And for some other delicate items, you’ll want to inquire with your moving company about custom crating for items such as televisions, or valuable possessions. Yes, sometimes you can grab boxes from your local store for items such as books, but you should get the best boxes for your move.

Label your boxes

Speaking of boxes, and there will be many, make sure you label your boxes. It helps you when you arrive at destination and it helps your moving crew be better organized for your move. One of the more popular ways is to label by room. Obviously, you don’t want clothing in your kitchen so make sure you are creating a system that helps reduce your stress when you get to your new home. Ask your moving professional for advice and even some labels to help you with your move. Many companies like us will have labels ready. It also makes sense to pack properly and don’t mix rooms together but that’s an entirely separate blog post.

Involve the entire family in your move

To reduce everyone’s stress during the move, involve the entire family right from the start. Not the start of moving day but the starting point of the moving process. When you know you are going to be moving to a new home, get the family together. Get everyone’s advice and input and give everyone a part in the move. Pay particular attention to your children. Ask them how they are feeling, give them a role and even visit a new school if you are moving out of district. At Humboldt, we have moving kits for the kids so ask your moving professional for those ahead of time. We have boxes, stickers and more to make them feel part of the move.

Want more moving advice. Whether you are moving across town or the other side of the world, check out our blog for more tips.