How to Deal with the Stress of a Move

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Anyone who has moved before knows just how stressful it can be to move into a new home. However, there are a number of things you can do to reduce the strain that a move puts on you and instead make it a more enjoyable experience. Check out some of the tips below for ways to make things a bit easier on yourself.

Get Organized – Moving almost always results in more work than anticipated. While at the time you may have thought that 2 weeks would be enough chances are you will probably wish you had more time. If possible, try planning ahead to give yourself at least 8 weeks to perform the move. This will allow you to move everything gradually and at the same time give you an opportunity to clear out any junk that you don’t need, which brings us to the next point.

De-clutter – Before you start moving, look at reducing the amount of clutter in your home. This is a great opportunity to take inventory of everything in your home and determine what items you can throw out or even sell. Being able to let go of some items for cash will help offset some of the cost of the move and make things a lot simpler for you. Don’t spend time packing and shuttling things that you will only sell 3 months after the move. Psychologically, getting rid of a lot of your older junk will help clear your mind and give you that fresh-start feel in your new home.

Reach out for Assistance – Chances all of your friends and family members have moved at some point in their lives and know just how difficult and stressful it can be. Don’t hesitate to reach out to them for some assistance – whether that means shuttling a few boxes over to the new home or coming over to help pack – every bit helps. Most of them will probably be happy to help you and may even take some of the junk off your hands that you are looking to get rid of.

Have a Backup Plan – Before you begin the move, have a list of things in mind that potentially could go wrong with the move and a backup plan for how to deal with them. Make a to do list with handy phone numbers for everyone that needs to be contacted. Having an online account with the Postal Service can also help with address changes and forwarding. Having a back-up plan you are ready to implement will reduce the stress involved.

Need more help? Have our packers help! Be sure to schedule them in advance of your move date. Our specialty crew will arrive a few days prior and have your household organized and ready for the movers arrival. We have a crew that specializes only in packing.

 

 

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