It’s not often the words “fun and “moving” are used in the same sentence, because packing up and moving to a new home is generally a really stressful event. While there is no promise you’ll feel like you spent a day meditating after using these tips, you will feel a bit more relaxed about the whole moving process. Take a look at these insider tips for making your next move easier and kind of fun too.

Here are some great tips and ways to make moving fun, quick, and easy. Less stress when moving is a must...

  1. Make a playlist.

Research shows that music stimulates emotions through particular brain circuits. Music and the brain engage both mood and emotion. This is why it’s a good idea to create playlists you can listen to for your move, one specific for packing and one for unpacking. While packing, it’s best to listen to upbeat dance music to stay motivated. Peppy music will help you kick into gear much easier than if you weren’t listening to any music at all. When unpacking, listen to songs that are a little more relaxing, but still have the ability to pick up your mood so you can power through the task.

2. Focus on making things easier.

When you’re packing up your belongings, search for every opportunity possible to make your life easier. Here are a few of the best ideas:

If you have furniture that is full of clothing, don’t take each item out and pack it separately. Whether you hire movers in Phoenix or Tulsa, they can wrap up your dresser so none of the drawers move. When you arrive at your new home, you’ll know right where all your clothes are.

Leave your clothes in the closet on their hangers. Instead of giving those items to your movers, go ahead and move them yourself, putting them directly into the new closet. If you like the way your clothes were organized, leave them in the same order they were in to further minimize your work.

If your kitchen items are all already in drawer organizers, leave them in the organizers and pack them up. When you arrive in your new kitchen, you can take them out of the box and place them right into a drawer. If you don’t use organizers but would like to, this is the perfect time to do it. Buy some organizers that you know will fit in your new home and pack the kitchen stuff in them before you box them up.

3. Create a special box.

This is a critical part of your move. As you pack up your home and items, it’s essential to have a box or piece of luggage for your most important items. Think about packing clothing changes for a couple days, toiletries, important documents, medication, and so on. It should have all the things you’ll need in those first 48 hours of leaving your old house. Make sure you clearly mark the designated special box and put it aside so you don’t lose it in the hustle and bustle of loading up the moving truck.

For kids, this is especially crucial. they need “their things” in a place where it is easy to find them. Here are more tips for moving with kids.

4. Embrace smaller boxes.

While large boxes may seem ideal because they fit more in them, smaller boxes will actually make your move much more enjoyable. They stack up well and you can pack and unpack them more quickly. It feels more motivating to feel like you’re getting lots of boxes unpacked too. Experiencing those little wins can really help keep you going.

Moving can be a really complex and daunting task. Make sure you do everything you can to simplify the process.

What are some of your favorite tips for moving?

*Cheers to making moving as quick and easy as possible

joanna at motherhood and merlot