Moving 101: What to know in preparation for the big day

Moving into a new residence can be a stressful burden, or an exhausting chore. But it doesn’t have to be. With the right planning and preparation, you can all but assure yourself on an easy transition into that new place.

For those who prefer to pack themselves, NorthStar Moving has some suggestions: Tape the bottom of every box. When full, tape the top the top of the box tightly. Use two strips of tape on the sides, accompanies by a single strip of tape down the center. Apply more tape to the sides if the box isn’t strong enough.