You’re excited to move into your new home, but the panic of packing up your current living situation is causing grave anxiety. Relocating is stressful, so taking the time to make the moving process goes smoothly will keep the entire ordeal in check. Below are a few tips to help get you on track.

Know Your Stuff
Chances are, you have a lot more things to pack than you realize. Take inventory of what you have before you hire movers or risk having more items to transport than the company is contractually obligated to move. If you’re moving your items yourself, you’ll need to have an accurate idea of how many trips you’ll need to make between points A and B in order to get all of your belongings moved. If you have more trips to make than you anticipated, you may run out of daylight and your helpers may run out of patience.

Measure Your Doorways
You may have assumed that your fluffy couch would fit perfectly through the front door, but surprise! It doesn’t. Now you have a couch on your porch, which is not ideal. Take measurements before moving your large furniture so you know beforehand what you need to take with you and what you may need to sell or donate.

Don’t wait too late to transfer your utilities or you may not have electricity, water, or gas in your new home. Also, transfer your mail so you’re not having to run back to your previous residence to pick up your bills.

Source: 3 Common Moving Nightmares (and How to Prevent Them),