How to take the Stress out of Moving

If you are like most people then you absolutely dread the idea of moving. It is often too stressful and time consuming to make it anywhere near enjoyable. We at Ogden Self Storage understand the stress and can help to alleviate some of it. With the use of one of our storage units and the tips we have provided below you can conquer the moving process without the stress.

Have a Plan

The best way to make the moving process less stressful is to make an organized plan. You should start planning your move at least a few months in advance. Take this time to research moving companies and purchase boxes and moving supplies. Call up your friends and family to see if they can help you in moving most your boxes and furniture on moving day. Packing up the items you don’t use on a day to day basis ahead of time can also ease the moving process. You can even place these items in a storage unit at Ogden Self Storage to give you the head start in moving you need. Once you have a plan in place you will find that the majority of your stress is gone.


Packing up your home provides you with the perfect opportunity to sort through all of your belongings. Sort your items into separate piles of what to store, keep, toss, or donate. The goal is to move with less than you started with so you can have a clean and organized home to move into. The less you must pack, the easier it will be to move from one home to another. For the items you are choosing to place in storage, you can trust Ogden Self Storage to provide you with a storage unit you can rent that will keep all of your precious items safe and secure.

Packing Supplies

To protect all your items during your move you will want to invest in the proper packing supplies. Such packing items include small and medium sized boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, packing blankets, and markers for labeling. Utilize what you have by packing non-fragile items in duffle bags, suit cases, and storage totes. It is always wise to take the time to properly pack all your valuables to make sure nothing is damaged during transit.

Pack Smart

To make the moving process even easier you will want to pack smart. Pack one room at a time and label everything. Make sure you don’t overfill the boxes. Making the boxes too full and heavy can cause damage to your items and yourself if you aren’t careful. Take the time to properly wrap all of your fragile items in bubble wrap to reduce the risk of breaking.