How to Avoid Mistakes When Moving to a New State

Moving is an exciting and nerve-wracking thing. The best way to tackle this is to plan ahead, pack smart, and consider donating as much as possible.

Plan Ahead

The best way to avoid mistakes when you’re moving is to create a detailed plan. This ensures that you are prepared for almost anything that could go wrong in your move. To plan ahead will give you plenty of time to complete every task that you need. Planning at least a month before you move will give you enough time to consider everything including accidents, weather, and anything else unexpected. Creating a plan, schedule, and budget will ensure a smooth moving experience and give you a great start to your new life.

Pack Smart

It’s important to protect your belongings when you move. The best way to do this is to pack smart. It would be unfortunate to move into a new home only to have broken things once you unpack. Movers will take measures to protect your belongings on the way to your new home. A few things to consider when you’re trying to pack smart are to roll your clothes, carefully pack your breakables, and keep track of all your small items. There are a lot of things to consider when packing and doing a little research on smart packing tips will help you move things a little smoother.


Moving is the perfect opportunity to go through your things and figure out what you want to keep and what you should donate. There are so many ways to declutter your life but the most efficient is to actually go through everything in your home and moving gives you this opportunity. It’s also good to give yourself enough time to assess your items and make a trip to your local donation center. To make things easier, there are many donation centers that pick up too. It’s also ok to throw things away, not everything needs to be donated. Don’t feel bad if you end up throwing a lot of things away, it’s common for people to accumulate a lot of stuff. Moving is the perfect time to go through it all.

Moving can be stressful but doing some research and planning ahead can help make the move more fun. After all, you’re going to a new place and it should be more exciting than stressful.

Read this next: How to Decide Where to Move in Your Next Stage of Life

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