When it comes to moving day, a little prep can save a whole lot of hassle. If you’re gearing up for the big day, here are some tips to ensure everything goes off without a hitch.

• Declutter and Donate: Before packing, go through each room and decide what can be donated or sold. Fewer items mean fewer boxes and less to unpack in your new space.

• Create an Inventory: It sounds formal, but having a list of items in each box can be a lifesaver. It helps you keep track of your belongings. And, once you’re in your new place, you’ll know exactly where to find that ever-elusive TV remote.

• Pack a First-Day Box: Imagine searching for basic essentials after a tiring day of moving. Not fun, right? So, pack a box with first-day necessities — think toiletries, a change of clothes, vital documents, and some snacks.

• Label Smartly: It’s not just about slapping a ‘kitchen’ or ‘bedroom’ label on a box. Add details. For instance, label as “Kitchen: Pots and Pans” or “Master Bedroom: Bedding.” It helps movers place boxes in the right spot and you find things quickly.

A stress-free moving day largely hinges on thoughtful preparation. By being proactive and organized, you can transition to your new home with ease.