How to Move Your Belongings From One House to Another in 6 Easy Steps

Last updated on November 10, 2023

There are only six steps you need to take to move all your belongings from one house to another. Read on!

Moving is a lot like getting a tooth pulled or going on a very long trip through uninteresting, flat landscapes; it is more or less unavoidable, not exactly fun to go through, but also necessary to reach a better place or state once it is over.

With moving, especially, the success of the whole endeavor really depends largely on planning ahead as much as possible and thinking of as many details as possible.

With that said, here are 6 tips to help you get your stuff from your old home to your new one as efficiently as possible.

Plan and Prep Ahead

moving home

Fortunately, and probably because everyone has already done it at some point, there are plenty of tried and true tips that can help you out immensely, so you do not have to feel like a pioneer venturing into unknown territory.

The first thing you should have taken care of, according to, is who you want to move all your stuff to in your new abode. The right moving service makes the difference.

All you need to do is reach out, and the rest will be taken care of—a huge responsibility and burden lifted off of your shoulders, giving you time to think about all the little details and take care of them accordingly. They can even help you move to a different country.

Cut Away the Bloat


Get rid of as much as you can. Packing all your possessions into bags, boxes, and suitcases can be overwhelming as it is, so ease the process a bit by cutting back on as much clutter as possible.

Before getting started on packing at all, do a nothing-held-back purge of all your unused or unnecessary items and throw them away. You have no idea how much easier packing will be after that.

You will have much less to pack, much less to move, and much less to unpack. And as a bonus, you will be able to start your life in your new home with a clean slate, as it were. 

Pack As Far in Advance As You Can


You should know about the move, ideally weeks or even months in advance, so start by packing all the items you will not miss and will not need any time soon.

For example, if you are moving in the summer, pack all the winter coats and clothes, and other seasonal items. Packing a bit every day will make the final days and hours of moving far less stressful, and the risk of making mistakes or losing something in the chaos will be much lessened.

This is a situation where you really do not want to end up procrastinating; it will be to your detriment. Force yourself to act early, and you will not regret having done so; that is almost a guarantee. 

Keep Essentials With You

packing baggage

The night before the move, do not forget to pack all your essentials—clothes you are going to wear, phone, laptops, chargers, jewelry, etc.—into a bag or suitcase that you will keep with you through the move.

So in the extreme case of catastrophe striking and the moving truck getting lost or the goods inside getting damaged somehow, you will at least still have all your personal and essential items with you.

Stock up on Supplies

Portable Filing Storage Baskets

Stock up on any and all supplies a few days before the move. The absolute last thing you want to be doing is having to run to the store while you are already busy packing and moving boxes and checking to make sure you did not miss anything.

Get box cutters, tape, markers, garbage bags, and all the other things you need for the move. Even if you do not end up using them in the move, they may still prove their worth long after.



When it comes to packing, there are a few basic things you should remember: put heavier items on the bottom of the box and lighter things on top; this applies to the boxes themselves as well. Stack the lighter boxes on top of the heavy ones to avoid damage or tearing.

Do not leave empty space while packing; it is just looking to get damaged; stuff the spaces with clothes, towels, or the like. Label all the boxes well, so you’ll have a much easier time unpacking and putting everything in its place.

Moving is a bother at the best of times, so make the whole process a bit easier to bear and go through by using the tips given here. Do not be afraid to reach out to friends and family for a leg up; they should be more than happy to help you out.


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