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5 Tips for an Easy Move

If you’re like us and shudder at the idea of packing your life into cardboard boxes, then this is the list for you. Here are 5 tips for an easy move.


 From Neanderthals moving into a new cave to the Johnsons moving into a new subdivision, never in the history of humankind has anyone thought, “Boy, I sure wish I waited longer to start.”
Because moving is a long, long, long process. Trying to squeeze it into a few short weeks will take years off your life.

We recommend at least a whole two months. Even with all that time, we can’t promise a stress-free move, but we can promise a much easier one.


As everyone’s favorite fratricidal, animated lion once sang, “Be prepared.” And how right he was.
(If you’ve never seen The Lion King, that might go right over your head.)
Start by going out and getting a date planner. Dedicate it to moving and moving only. Start 8 weeks out, and get scheduling.
Think about deadlines and dates. If you’re renting, when do you need to notify your landlord? If you’re using a moving company, give yourself enough time to find the right one and schedule your move.
And don’t forget the small things. Plan times to schedule a change-of-address and mail-forwarding. The more detailed you are with your schedule the better.


Whether you’re downsizing or upgrading, getting rid of unwanted items is a moving must.
Donate. Recycle. Throw it away. The less stuff you have, the less stuff you have to move.
Even though it might seem easier to take it all and deal with it later, your future self will thank their lucky stars you handled it before. So do your future self a favor and declutter before moving.


It might seem that packing ability is just something you’re born with, like hair color, or psychic powers. Well, it’s not. Even the least organized among us can pack like a pro. All it takes is a little forethought and some sharpies.

Packing should be methodical. Sort items into categories. Think about which room they belong in and how often they get used. An easy way to begin organizing is by labelling an empty box something like “KITCHEN: HEAVY USE” and then filling it up with everyday items like silverware and plates.
Creating categories like this will make unpacking a breeze, and give you easy access to those things you need immediately.


Moving is tough. Everyone agrees.
That’s why it’s important to take care of yourself physically and mentally during a big move. Take breaks. Drink lots of water. Eat well. Sleep well. And most importantly, don’t take it out on anyone that’s helping, especially friends and family. Because your spouse is also thinking that driving across the Mexican border and starting a new life under a new name sounds easier than moving that couch out of the basement.
When it’s time to move, take a deep breath, and remember these 5 tips.
If you’re looking to move, check out our model homes.

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