Now that moving season is ramping up here in the Lowcountry, the stress that comes from the anticipation of moving is also ramping.



With many schools coming to the end of the traditional school year and family summer events and gatherings being planned out in the Lowcountry, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed this time of year. 


Planning a move on top of all of that can only compound that feeling — making an already stressful time of year and even more stressful. 


From coordinating any housing or real estate transactions to transferring or starting new utilities services to updating addresses across important accounts, the amount of work that goes into moving is often overlooked.


That list didn’t even include finding the right movers, packing, loading, unloading, unpacking, discarding/recycling packing materials… the actual moving activities that get you and your possessions to your new location. 


After over a decade and over 25,000 moves in and around South Carolina’s Lowcountry, we’ve seen just about everything you can imagine when it comes to moving to a new home. 


Handling that many moves, we’ve identified some helpful tips that you can follow to help reduce your moving stress this summer.


1. Plan Your Move Early 


If you read through our blog, you’ll find this tip repeated quite often – for good reason. 


Above, we listed above all of the work that goes into moving before you even start packing.  Condensing all of that work into a short amount of time only will increase stress for you, your family — and your movers.


Our moving & storage blog is loaded with checklists, packing tips and other pre-and-post moving to-dos so be sure to browse our archive as you start planning your move. 


2. Create A Moving Checklist


Checklists are a great way to map out your move.  Having an organized to-do list for your move can help simplify the moving process by giving you a step-by-step way of getting things done.


From packing lists (room by room if necessary), to pre-move lists and post-move lists, these help lower stress by helping you remember everything you might need to get done throughout your move. 


3. Book Your Local Movers Early


Planning your move early also helps ensure you can use your preferred moving company in the Lowcountry. 


Moving during peak moving season means that your movers will be quite busy – and booked solid — so the earlier you can get them in place, the better.


While you may not be able to remove all of the stress during your upcoming local or long distance move, following these tips can help reduce that stress and ultimately help make your move go more Smoothly this summer.