Whether you're planning a family move or even packing for a week at Grandma's house, how you pack will inevitably impact the stress level of everyone involved–you, your spouse, the kids, and even the dog.

Here are six packing tips adapted from Tania Venn's Six Packing Tips to Make Packing for Moving Stress Free as published on YouMoveMe's blog:

  1. Pack Early, Pack Often
  2. One Size Box Does NOT Fit All
  3. Don't Just Pack, Purge!
  4. Start with Storage
  5. Least Used, First Packed
  6. Most Used, Last Pack

Follow these tips, and, as Tania writes, “You'll feel lighter and less cluttered,” and hopefully less stressed and you prepare to relocate or simply hit the road!


At that time that her blog was published, Tania Venn was Director, PR for You Move Me. Her other responsibilities include leading the PR team for 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and WOW 1Day! Painting. In her spare time Tania enjoys the outdoors, hiking in summer and skiing and snowshoeing in winter. Tania can be found onGoogle+ and LinkedIn.