Simple Tips for Reducing Moving-Day Stress

June 16, 2016

Moving into a new home can be one of the most exciting times of your life – and one of the more stressful ones. There are a lot of things you need to think about well in advance of the actual move date. If you are moving somewhere new with a family in tow, things can get even more chaotic. Family_Moving_Day.jpg

Luckily, there are more services available these days which can make your move as smooth as possible. Professional movers would be an ideal choice but these services are often too expensive for average households. Depending on your budget, you can hire professional companies for smaller jobs which will still make a difference as the move date gets closer.

One such service, proudly offered by ServiceMaster Quality Services in Houma, is the cleaning of your old house as you move on to the new chapter of your life. Our residential move out services will help you ensure the living space is clean and ready for the next occupants. Whether you live in a home or apartment, our professional cleaners will deep clean every ounce of space and preparing the space for someone else.

Once you’ve moved into your new place it will be more difficult to go back and do the cleaning yourself. Our program options let you decide what’s in your budget to make moving much less stressful. You can put your focus on getting your new home ready and all of those boxes unpacked.

There are other great moving tips to ensure your move is practically enjoyable. Here are a few of our favorite:

  • Pack ahead of time – people usually know they are moving well in advance of the actual date. Start packing as soon as you know for sure you are moving out. Box up the things you are least likely to need in the upcoming and store the boxes out of the way. Packing up a box or two a night can go a long way to reducing your workload closer to the moving date.
  • Ditch junk – DON’T move it – as you start packing up your nightly boxes of things, sort and toss the things you no longer want or need. Make two piles – one for donating and one for trash. The less you have to move, the better. You also won’t have to worry about the excess when you are unpacking the boxes in your new house. By the time moving day arrives, you’ll be ready to haul only those items you want to take with you.
  • Keep a box of must haves – there will be a certain amount of items from the bathroom, kitchen, and other rooms in your home you need to keep handy. A pot and pan to cook in will be important at the new house when everyone is hungry. Toiletries, phone chargers, and important documents should all be packed last in the same boxes for easy retrieval at your destination. Label the box accordingly and know where it is located in the moving truck.
  • Label boxes with room details – to make unpacking easier, label all boxes with the room they should go in at the new house. All bedroom boxes will be in your bedroom rather than scattered throughout the other rooms of the new house. This will make unpacking and organizing a lot more efficient and you can spend more time relaxing.


If moving day is creeping up on your family, get in touch with ServiceMaster Quality Services today to learn more about our move-out cleaning services. We can work with you to make sure your move is smooth and successful. You won’t have to stress another second about leaving a moving mess behind. We’ll help you take care of things so you can keep looking forward to your next new adventure.

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