There is one simple trick that will make your move the best yet…

A graphic of a checklist.

It’s no secret that moving to a different home or apartment can be difficult. The question that most people are asking is not whether it’s going to be hard to move, but why it’s so hard to move. It seems like the only method of simplifying your move is to hire people to do everything for you, but is that the be-all, end-all of moving?

If you plan far enough ahead, it doesn’t have to be. One of the biggest problems that most people have when moving is that the actual move itself tends to sneak up on them. Even if you’ve planned it for months, you will find that your moving day will inevitably be a stressful time, as tasks that have somehow been swept under the rug come to light and have to be dealt with at the most inopportune time.

How do you make sure that you don’t have to worry about your to-do list tripling in size on your moving day? That’s easy, prepare a comprehensive moving checklist that takes everything into account. When you start your checklist weeks or months in advance, you will have time to add and remove items as needed. Even more importantly, you can take the time to actually outsource or prepare for some of those tasks whenever you have a little bit of free time.

Ultimately, the biggest problem with moving isn’t the actual moving part, but rather the amount of things that you need to do on the actual day of your move. While a this list won’t reduce the amount of things that need to be done in order to ensure a successful move, it will allow you to take care of some of those things yourself, and outsource other projects to the right people so that your moving day is much easier and possibly even enjoyable.