These 8 Handy Hacks Take the Pain Out of Moving

You’ve been perusing real estate apps for months, have gone to countless house inspections, and finally found the home of your dreams. But before you start building your décor Pinterest board and investing in new wares, it’s time to tackle one of the most frustrating parts of the process: moving.

There’s no denying it: Moving house can be a real pain. In fact, people dread it so much that 61% of adults list moving homes as more stressful than getting divorced. If you’d rather subsist in your cramped old apartment than pack boxes, moving expert Manuela Irwin says there’s another way. Here, the author of Relocating Without Breaking a Sweat and specialist at MyMovingReviews shares her top tips for making the transition sans tears. Trust us—it’s possible. Follow these eight handy hacks to arrive at your new home stress-free.