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I can’t believe I am officially moved into my new space. Moving was a breeze (thanks to my fab moving company, Roadway Moving!), however, there have been many issues with my new apartment which I will explain in my next post (yes, I mean MANY). Aside from the issues, I did want to talk about how easy my move was and how yours can be too.

Many people associate moves with stress and anxiety which is understandable. You hear horror stories all the time about moving companies, breakage, lost items and more. Luckily, my moving company was A M A Z I N G and they made my move a stress-free process. If you’re moving in NY or the surrounding area OR are moving from/to NY or the surrounding area, Roadway Moving should be your top choice. I seriously can’t recommend them enough.

Below, I am going to share some of my tips on how to make YOUR move as easy as mine was. And let me tell you, if you do take this advice, I promise your next move will be seamless.

1. Read Yelp reviews first

Many people just choose the first link they see on Google when it comes to finding a moving company. This is the WORST thing you can do! Always make sure to use Yelp to find movers that will fit your needs. I found Roadway Moving on Yelp, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made.

2. Don’t take clothes off of hangers

Whether it’s investing in a wardrobe box or packing your clothes in regular boxes, always make sure to keep your hangers on your clothes. This saves SO MUCH time when it comes to packing/unpacking. In addition, you’ll want to tie a ribbon or hair tie around sets of clothing as it will allow you to find & hang your clothes more quickly (tank tops, pants, blouses, dresses etc.)!

3. Label your boxes with stickers

Have some fragile boxes? Mark them with red stickers (or hot pink because that’s all I had!). Have boxes that aren’t fragile? Mark them with green stickers. This not only helps you locate where your items are,  but also helps the movers quickly identify what items are breakable and what items aren’t.

4. Buy boxes that don’t have to be taped

Yes, this is a thing! If you’re not having your moving company pack items up for you, order tape-free boxes from Amazon. They are easy to put together and easy to close. Seriously, no tape is needed!

5. Start packing 4 weeks in advance

Yes, I know this seems insane, but hear me out. If you start packing this far out, you won’t feel rushed to pack certain items as your moving date approaches. I was pretty much packed up the week before my move, and felt very calm those few days before the big day, as everything was already taken care of. Also, if you are packing this far in advance, you’ll get a better idea of how many boxes/moving supplies you’ll actually need. If you pack only a few days before your big move, you might not have the time to get the packing supplies that you’ll need which leads to a lot of unnecessary stress and anxiety!

6. Pack at least 5 days worth of clothes in a carry-on 

You might not be feeling quite up to unpacking the moment you arrive at your new place. This is why you should always pack at least 5 days worth of clothes in a carry-on or bag that’s easily accessible. I was SO thankful I did this as I had to go into work the day after my move & hadn’t unpacked my work clothes yet.


Are you going to try and of these tips for your next move? Do you have any go-to tips I didn’t share? Let me know down below!

Read the Comments +

  1. Sara says:

    Next time I move I’m going to try the carry-on tip. I had major issues with finding clothes for work after my last move!

  2. Great advice for moving. The trick to a smooth move is to pack and organize everything ahead. Also making a checklist helps a lot to make sure you don’t forget anything important.

  3. Aaron says:

    Choosing a moving company shouldn’t be just clicking the first link hey see on Google, people really need to be more careful. Trusting strangers with your personal stuff should require some research on their reviews.

  4. As a Professional Mover I would like to add that is really important to label your moving boxes with relative weight (light, medium and heavy). It will make each trip to and from the truck a lot easier because I am sure that you don’t want to place a heavy box on top of a light one.
    https://4mymoving.com/appliance-movers/ – Appliance Movers

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