Tips for alleviating the Stress of Moving

Tips for alleviating the Stress of Moving

So you’ve found your brand new home.

There’s a lot to be pumped for. And there’s also a lot that’s giving you stress.

That’s just part of the moving process. Along with the joy of creating a new home, there’s the cost of moving, the paperwork, the planning, and you haven’t even lifted a box yet.

We’ve found that just a little help along the way is a giant help to movers. So, we’ve assembled a list of tips to help make your move as stress-free as possible.

Before Your Move Begins

Proper planning can help take a ton of pressure off of your back once the big day arrives. For instance, forgetting to set up utilities is a common mistake that many movers make. You certainly don’t want to show up at a house with no water.

Finding a reputable moving company is also a must, especially for larger movers. Put the time and effort into finding the right team of professional movers so that, come moving day, everything goes as smoothly as possible. 

Tips for the Best Packing System

There are many ways to organize your boxes. Some like to pack based on category, like sorting by books, documents, clothes, etc. On the other hand, you can also sort based on the room your items are in. Either way, be sure to label all your boxes.

Make sure you keep an essentials box handy with your toiletries, cleaning supplies, and a few days worth of clothes and food. You’re not going to unpack everything right away so it’s important to keep everyday items accessible. 

Tips for Moving Day

So you’ve finished packing. The worst is over with right? Well, hopefully, you’ve prepared.

Make sure you pack a cooler with enough food and drinks to get you and your family through the entire day. If you have young kids or pets, it’s probably a good idea to hire a sitter for the day or let them stay with a friend or relative. Moving can be both tedious chaotic for kids and pets.

That way, you don’t have to worry about keeping an eye on them and you can attend to the movers.

Enjoy Your Home

The more quickly the moving process goes, the more quickly you can just sit back, relax and enjoy your new home. However, for some, the process has just begun; next comes unpacking.

Luckily, there are systems you can use to make your unpacking go much more smoothly. 

After your essentials box comes the kitchen. Once you’ve finished setting up the kitchen are the bedrooms. Unpack everyone’s clothes and set up bedding. Then there is all the furniture to assemble: couches, entertainment centers, desks and computers.

Following that are the utility areas like the garage, deck, and basement.

Your Upcoming Move

Hopefully, these tips have been a useful guide for your upcoming move. If you’re looking for a reliable moving company, fill out our form to receive a free moving quote.

Arrow Moving is the Official Moving and Transportation Company for University of Wyoming Football Department

Arrow Moving and Storage Co., Inc. of Cheyenne, WY is proud to announce, for the 13th year in a row, we are the official moving and transportation company for University of Wyoming Football Department. Our trailer is pulled by a Peterbilt Model 387 tractor from Peterbilt of Wyoming and is wrapped in a design from Western Specialty Manufacturing Corporation of Cheyenne. Jonah Bank of Wyoming also partnered on the trailer. The trailer is 53 feet long and contains 4,100 cubic feet of space to haul Wyoming Football gear.

After many years, this is still exciting and it’s an important relationship between the UW athletic department and our company,” said Owner, Mike Ottoes. “We’ve been hauling the team’s gear for many, many years. It means a lot to us to be a part of this.” It is exciting to produce a custom truck like this to drive around the country and show the pride we all have in Cowboy Football. People tell us how much they love the truck and they want to take pictures with the truck. It’s a lot of fun, and it’s great to be able to help represent the university.”

 It is a unique project to complete,” said Bill Miller of Western Specialty Manufacturing of Cheyenne, who created the design for the trailer. “It was fun working with Dan (Stinson, Equipment Manager for Cowboy Football) and the athletic department, sorting through photos and trying to find images that would work on the trailer. It was amazing. It took a little bit longer to get done than what we anticipated, but at any rate it was a fun project and a challenging one too.

We’ve done this project before, and we’ve made some changes to past trailers to reflect bowl wins and things like that. But this was a completely different process. We completely body-wrapped this trailer. One of the challenges of doing that was this truck has many, many rivets on it, which made it harder to do. While it was a challenge, that is what makes these types of projects worthwhile.”

Stinson said that he and his staff will load approximately three dozen equipment trunks, including an estimated seven tons of player gear, staff apparel, coaches’ communications systems, sports medicine supplies, radio broadcast equipment and video equipment into the trailer for each road game. The new 53′ trailer also features a lift gate to assist with the loading process.



Americans move a lot. Annually, about 14% of the population relocates to a new home(that’s 40 million people!).

Are you one of those 40 million? Are you settled into your new house?

If you’ve already moved in and would like to celebrate your relocation, a great way of doing so is by hosting a housewarming party.

Don’t have guests over for parties that much? Are you trying to keep it low key?

We put together six tips for throwing a housewarming party.


You don’t want to have tons of people over before you get settled.

Give yourself some time before to really move in before you decide to celebrate. A great housewarming party can be thrown a month and a half after you move in.


You certainly don’t have to mail out invitations to your party.

Email invites will work great, especially for a casual housewarming party. Plus, this makes it easier to keep track of RSVPs and you don’t need to pay to send them out via snail mail.


One of the best ways to keep it stress-free is by holding an open house party. Give your guests a three house window to drop by.

This will save your party from getting overcrowded any once and you’ll have more opportunities to socialize with your guests if they’re not all showing up at the same time.


While organizing a guest list, make sure to include your new neighbors. It’s a good chance to get to know everyone around you. They will surely appreciate the invite.


Spending a ton of time and money on decorations isn’t necessary.

Don’t forget, that the whole point of a housewarming party is to show your friends and neighbors how you’ve decorated your new house.

Extra decorations will just hide what you’ve done with the place.
All you need to do is make your house nice and presentable.


Don’t go overboard with your food options. Your guests won’t expect a fine dining experience.

A good alternative is fun appetizers that guests can help themselves to.

Let your friends help if they want to bring drinks or food to serve. Your friends will enjoy helping and it’s a great way to remove some of the weight off your back.


Throwing a housewarming party doesn’t have to be overwhelming or complicated.

If you keep it simple, both you and your guests will enjoy themselves more.

Do you need help moving to your new home? If so, the movers at Arrow Moving & Storage can help.

Contact us today to get a quote or to learn more about our moving services.