5 Steps to Stress-Free Moving — Moving Tips and Checklists

by Janice

If you are planning a big move, we want to help alleviate at least some of the stress with our free printables — downloadable moving tips and checklists with timelines that will help keep your move under control.

moving checklist

As part of our campaign to Celebrate Everyday Messes with Bissell, today we are sharing tips and free printables for stress-free moving.

In this video, Susan and I share 5 steps to help you with your move, as well as some of our favorite packing tips.

You can download our Set of 5 Moving Tips Checklists, which includes “Moving Plan Timeline”, “What to Carry with YOU”, “Open First Boxes”, “Order to Pack” and “Packing Tips” checklists.

5 Steps to Stress Free Moving with Free Printables

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at the Bissell Celebrate Everyday Messes website.


Written by Janice of 5 Minutes for Mom
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Disclaimer: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Bissell, but our opinions are always our own.

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1 Nolie October 25, 2013 at 2:04 pm

GREAT tips. We are lucky to have Tobei’s work pay for movers everytime we move but one big thing they stress is a first to unpack box with bedding, curtains and whatever else we may need to spend first night in new home.


2 Lisa-The Domestic Life Stylist October 25, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Love these ideas! And having the sheets easily accessible is a must. A really tired and sleepy mommy is to no ones benefit.


3 C. Lee Reed October 26, 2013 at 10:35 am

Thank you for the tips! We aren’t moving anytime soon but I’m going to incorporate your ideas into my spring cleaning regimen. I love how you offered the checklists…they are perfect!


4 Bonnie Way October 26, 2013 at 1:36 pm

We moved every year for the first three years we were married and have another move coming up in about a year (when we finish school) so these are so helpful! Thanks for sharing. :)


5 Glamamom October 26, 2013 at 5:40 pm

I could have used this last week when we moved!


6 Cupcake Daily October 27, 2013 at 2:16 am

Great tips!! Thanks for sharing …. we’re gonna be moving house next month & your advice is very timely.


7 Susan October 28, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Good luck with you move!


8 anne October 28, 2013 at 2:39 pm

great advice. I will keep it in mind.


9 Wehaf October 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Like C. Lee Read, I think these tips are great for spring (or fall) cleaning, too.


10 Cindi October 28, 2013 at 10:14 pm

I will be keep this article, because my husband and I are
going through the empty nest and will need a smaller home!
Thanks, Cindi


11 Marti Tabora October 29, 2013 at 5:44 am

I’m not planning on moving any time soon but these are great tips and I really like the checklists. thanks.


12 nickie October 29, 2013 at 9:20 am

great advice. Thanks


13 Stephanie October 30, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Wow! This is some good stuff. I will hang on to the checklists for my upcoming move next year. Thanks so much!


14 Mer October 31, 2013 at 11:09 am

Very helpful! I’ve got a move coming up, so anything that might make it go a bit smoother is welcome.


15 Cynthia R November 5, 2013 at 9:58 pm

we moved around a lot when i was a kid so I remember how stressful it was, thanks for the checklists, very helpful!


16 Alisha Hawk November 6, 2013 at 11:11 am

Check list is always great we moved so many times.


17 Beth Klocinski November 8, 2013 at 11:19 am

Moving is not fun but keeping organized with checklists will make the process less painful


18 Angela Ash November 8, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I wish I came across this just over a year ago. Moving was crazy. I know it’s always good to have a plan but it seems like it would be easier to follow a list already made. It would take the stress out of it compared to trying to create one myself.


19 Amy M November 9, 2013 at 12:17 pm

My in-laws just moved, and it was a huge job. This post is very, very useful!


20 Christian Alejandro November 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm

It’s such a big job getting everything from one place to another! I really need some checklists.


21 heather c November 9, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Oooo, I like the idea of the beds being one of the first things you set up. I do remember sleeping on the floor a few times…without a pillow! Must remember this when moving time arrives.


22 Charlene Kuser November 9, 2013 at 5:51 pm

This video was so informative and I like all the tips.The paper plates between the plates was very nice tip.I always wrapped them in newspaper which took way longer.The unpack me first box was nice too.Now I have to check out the packing tips.This one I really need.Thanks for all the great tips,wish I heard about these
before,would’ve saved me from being so stressed.


23 Britney April 7, 2014 at 10:23 am

Thank you very helpful!


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