African American family, parents and son, unpacking boxes and moving into a new home, The adults are unpacking crockery, the child is unpacking a toy airplane.

Time management is a requirement for a successful move. I know it seems like an obvious statement, but sometimes people will underestimate how much time they need for certain tasks and end up running out of time before everything has been completed. If you are moving soon, this blog post should come in handy! You’ll find tips that will help you plan your move with more accuracy so that you can get started on packing right away without having to feel rushed or stressed about all the things left undone.

1. Create a timeline that includes all the steps you need to take

If you create a timeline that includes all the steps you need to take, it will be easier for you to get an idea of how much time each step should take. It is also important to include when certain tasks are due so that if any deadlines change or new items come up during your move, you have a framework in place where everything can fit.

Start by writing down all the steps you need to take when moving, including everything from packing and cleaning your old house to making arrangements for movers.If you have a lot of items that will require special attention (like heavy furniture or large electronics), it is important to factor in time allotments for those tasks too so they don’t get forgotten about.

2. Assign time estimates for each task

The next step is to assign time estimates for each task. It’s a good idea to use a timer and lay all the tasks out in an order that makes sense for your move. This way you can either see if it will be possible to complete everything within the allotted time or if you need more time than initially anticipated.

There are a few ways that you can estimate how long something will take:

A) Write down how long it took you the last time you did it (if it’s been awhile, make sure to adjust accordingly),

B) Ask someone who has done the same task before, or

C) Perform research online on how long things usually take. You will know what we are talking about if you have browsed over many online sites to spot your favorite movie.

3. Plan your move in advance and don’t forget to include any days off work so you can rest from the stress of moving house.

We all know it takes less time to do a task when you are organized and prepared. If you are packing, the more organized your boxes are, the more likely it is that everything will fit in them efficiently. The same goes for other tasks: if you make sure to prepare ahead of time and get everything ready before moving day, you will be much more likely to have a successful move.


Moving day is stressful and time-consuming. It can be really overwhelming to plan for a move, but it doesn’t have to be that way if you follow these 3 easy steps: 1) Create a timeline including all the steps you need to take 2) Assign an estimated amount of time per task 3) Plan your move in advance so there are no surprises on moving day! If you follow these tips, you are set up to have a successful move! Once the shifting is done, all you have to do is reset the thermostat and have fun.