The Lazy Person’s Guide to Moving: 6 Low-Maintenance Tips for the Low-Energy Relocator

Many people dread moving day, as it brings a long to-do list and unwanted stress. For those self-proclaimed procrastinators and lazy people, moving day can be completely overwhelming.

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However, there are ways to make moving more manageable. The following tips can make moving more low-maintenance so you can enjoy the process and your new home.

Hire a car transport service instead of road-tripping your way to your destination

Many people rent a giant truck and a trailer and tow their cars themselves. However, driving a large moving truck with a car attached to it can be challenging, awkward, and even dangerous. Plus, parking and tight turns are a nightmare. 

Instead, save yourself the hassle and consider reputable car transport services. These companies provide door-to-door service, which means less planning and worry. Auto-shipping professionals also save you time and money, protect your vehicle (or vehicles), and most offer attractive rates and discounts.

Start packing early

It’s easier to pack three or four boxes a day over several weeks than to pack the contents of your house or apartment in a couple of days. Start with the most essential items, that way it’ll be easier to choose what to sell or donate.

Use small boxes

Smaller boxes mean more packing, but they are easier to load and unload. Small boxes can help your pack your possessions effectively and in manageable ways. And after you’re done packing a box, don’t forget to label it so unpacking will be a breeze.

Throw a moving party

Having a moving party is the perfect way to save you some stress and make some great memories in the process. Separate some items that you don’t to take with you on the move, and then invite your friends over and have a gifting party. Encourage them to take anything they like from your selected items. 

It will give you a chance to say goodbye to your friends and help you get rid of items you haven’t used in a while. Fewer items to move means less work on moving day and less unpacking when you get to your destination. 

Prop open the doors

When you start moving the boxes from the house to the truck, you quickly find that maneuvering a door handle while carrying a box (or boxes) is cumbersome. 

So, you can simply prop your door open. If you are worried about insects — or strangers — getting in your home, wrap a rubber band around the knobs and across the door latch, allowing you to push the door open.


Packing and moving the boxes is only part of the process. Then comes the cleaning.

Of course, the easiest way to handle this is to hire a cleaning company. However, if you are trying to save money, you can use several easy cleaning hacks to make the process quicker. For example, if you consider investing in some paint to cover those old makeup stains on the bathroom counter, try the baby shampoo and coconut oil.  

Final Thoughts

Moving is never a pleasant experience. It is stressful, expensive, and exhausting. But with the right amount of planning and foresight, moving can be a positive experience, even for the laziest movers.