Buying a home can be stressful. It is a long process with many steps. It takes a lot of time and energy from the start just to sell your home, find a new one and get a mortgage.

After you’ve done all of these things you’re in the home stretch but many people believe now that the hard part is done, the rest is easy. Many people forget that buying a home is a marathon not a sprint.

One of the final and most crucial parts of buying a home is actually moving into it. This can be the MOST stressful part of buying a home because it is often overlooked, underestimated and has the shortest time frame to complete.

Regardless if you’re moving yourself or have hired a full service moving company coming to assist, there are a few things you can do to better prepare for your move and minimize the stress involved.

Here is a great Moving Check List to help you get and stay organized before your move.

And if you do have a company to move you, you can still do all of the packing in advance which will save you a lot of time and money.