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just moved Did you know summer is the most active season for moving? Tis the season indeed, and here at Twin Ridge we've already noticed the influx of interested renters! So many find moving to be stressful, while we're over here excited to welcome new residents to our community. But whether you're a first time renter or a renting veteran, you should utilize the tips below to help make your move less stressful: 1. Use Your Friends If you have friends or family that live close by, ask for their help. This will help save on movers since most relatives and friends won't mind being compensated with drinks and food. They're people that you can trust with your valuables, which will help you stress a little bit less. 2. Hire Movers If you don't have friends or family close by, hiring movers can also be beneficial. Although this will require monetary compensation, most movers come insured, meaning if something happens to your items, you will be paid for the damage or loss. Be sure to read the fine print on a moving contract to understand their hours, pay and, most importantly, if they offer everything that you will need. 3. Get Organized From grouping items together in boxes to having a labeling system, being organized during a move can cut stress down more than you think. At least group everything that you'll need within the first day or two of moving into the same box so it is all easily accessible and you won't have to dig for individual items in multiple boxes 4. Pack Smart Packing up, unpacking and everything in between can be the main source of stress for many people. If you're packing breakables, make sure that they are packed with packing paper or bubble wrap to ensure nothing gets broken. You could also consider packing your fragile items with clothing so it takes care of two things at once. Another helpful tip is to pack small amounts over the course of a week or two, instead of trying to pack up your entire life the night before a move. Although moving can be a daunting task, taking your time and making sure you're organized in every way possible can make it better. Moving should be an exciting time, not one to worry about. What are some other tips you have that have helped make your move easier? Share your ideas so others can take advantage!