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TIPS FOR A SMOOTH MOVE

Moving to a new home is exciting, but it can be stressful, too. To help lighten the load, AAA offers members deals from moving companies such as Penske Truck Rental, which offers bargains for do-it-yourself moves, and Atlas Van Lines, which provides options for full-service moves.

Wherever your move takes you, follow these tips to help make the process go smoothly.

  • Start early. Most people think that they have less stuff than they really do, so leave ample time to pack it all properly.
  • Use an organizing system. Make lists of which items will go in which room in your new home, and then put those items in boxes color-coded by room. Tape a copy of the list to the box. Then, the right boxes can be brought to each room on moving day, making it easier to unpack.
  • Pack the essentials first. Pack a box with everything you need for a couple of nights, including toiletries, towels, a few articles of clothing and basic kitchen items. Make sure it’s the last box put in the moving truck and the first box taken off.

For discounts on moving services, visit AAA.com/Discounts.