Don't let your move stress you out. When you start to planning your move as early as possible, you can reduce your anxiety level and keep your move from becoming a nightmare. Here are seven tips to make your move more bearable.


Don't leave everything to the last minute. Try to begin the process of moving at least two months before the big day. When you prepare for your move gradually, you are more likely to be more organized and have much less stressed. Create a moving timeline and follow it.


Create a moving planner. Purchase a 3-ring binder and a few plastic sleeves and pockets to help keep all your important papers and vital documents organized. Use the binder to store critical paperwork including, insurance, bank and health records, passports, and any other documents you can't replace. Include your entire moving inventory, a set of your new home's keys and a list of contact numbers. Don't pack your moving planner, try to keep it in your personal vehicle.


Pack your electronics correctly. You don't want to spend days trying to figuring out how to get your TV and sound system running once you move into your new home. Ensure you know which cords go with which devices by labeling them. Pack all components of each device in its own box to keep things a simple as possible.


Get rid of things you no longer need or want. The more things you need to move, the more stressed out you will feel. Moving is a great time to downsize. If you haven't used something you own for a year, you might not need it. Give it away or sell it. Go through all those books, discs and tapes cluttering up your house. Decide which ones you want to keep, which ones you can store electronically, and just get rid of the rest.


Don't do everything on your own. Renting a truck and moving yourself may seem like a good way to save money, but it can wind up costing thousands more than you expected and guarantees you more stress. Hiring a quality home moving company is the best way to worry less about your move and stay organized. Professional movers can provide helpful advice on getting ready for the move and answer all your questions.


Ace Midwest Moving & Storage is a professional home moving company in the Twin City metro area. Our movers are trustworthy, insured and experienced. Call 763-755-2045 to learn more.