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One of the most challenging parts of moving is keeping everything running on schedule. At every step along your moving journey, pitfalls can interrupt, distract, and add stress to everything you’re doing. But some methods for avoiding these time wasters can benefit anybody preparing to relocate. Here are our top tips for saving time when moving.

Find Movers

Finding the best moving service to handle your relocation is crucial in the race against time. But inviting strangers into your life is stressful enough without the additional pressure coming from your big relocation. Consider soliciting opinions from friends, family, and neighbors to compare their experiences with these companies and understand how each company handled the move.

Keep Fasteners Organized

A step that many people skip when packing items is keeping fasteners like screws, nuts, and bolts together with the right equipment. It’s easy during a move to lose track of what fastener goes with what items. Using sandwich baggies or some other means of containment makes assembling the furniture at your new home less complicated.

Get Rid of Junk

Getting rid of the junk and clutter around your home makes the packing and moving process much smoother. Getting rid of these gubbins makes the moving process quicker and more straightforward. There are many methods for decluttering before a move, so be sure to research your options to find the one that best fits your situation.

Label Everything

Labeling your boxes is vital to ensuring everything arrives at your new home safely and securely. Labels for moving boxes should always include the correct room in the new house along with a brief description of what’s inside. Something as simple as “kitchen plates” is enough to convey your meaning. Be sure to label the sides of boxes and indicate if the contents are fragile to prevent valuables from breaking during transit.

Keep Essentials Separate

One of the best tips for saving time when moving is to keep an essentials box that remains with you throughout the day. This box should contain the many items necessary for surviving the stresses of moving, including aspirin, garbage bags, disposable flatware, and a flashlight. While not a comprehensive list of everything to include, consider what would make your situation in your new home a little bit better until the rest of your belongings arrive.