Oh, the joy of securing large and small boxes, including extra supplies to pack all of your belongings and trying to remember to have utilities turned off, to fill out a post office change of address forms and all the fun that accompanies plans to move or relocate.
Just thinking about everything that needs to be taken care of is stress and anxiety-inducing experience. However, there are 6 points that will help you to lessen the stress of relocating. These include the following:
- Help I’m Packing
Don’t be afraid to ask family and friends for help in your packing endeavours. To help your own physical body and mental health, ask for help! Assign small tasks even for your children, for example, they can pack their toys, shoes, and certain clothing. Make it a game for them and reward them with their favourite snack. You can also reward the adults with their favourite snack – like pizza. Having people around you at a critical time helps you to focus on other things less stressful, especially when it is coupled with laughter and good conversation.
- Use Professional Movers
When you are thinking about asking for help – why not contact a full-service professional moving company who are trained for such tasks? Using professional movers is a great idea, especially when you are taking large appliances with you. Moving a washing machine or other large appliances is time taking, stressful, and cannot be accomplished by you alone. Only professional movers have the skill and moving equipment necessary to keep your large appliances safe and in good condition without bumps or scratches.
Full-service moving companies help to remove the stress and anxiety because they efficiently pack your home, office, business or apartment. Whether you are relocating two blocks away or two states away, the right moving company will allow you to just relax while leaving the move and driving to them. Using a professional moving company gives you more time to take care of the little things like breathing and the joy you should feel about moving to your new location.
3. Plan Early
When you have decided to move, that is the time to get a jump start on everything that needs to be taken care of. The best time to start packing is at least three months ahead of time. Starting early relieves the stress and anxiety of arranging all tasks that are a natural part of relocating to your new area. Planning in advance saves you from those last minute details that could fall in between the cracks while giving you time for the necessary and smart backup plans.
- Time To Declutter
Who doesn’t like a fun yard sale? You can have your own yard sale by selling items that you don’t need and making some extra cash at the same time. Moving is a great time to declutter your possessions, as well as not to clutter your new location. Removing much of the stuff that you have had for years, also decreases the number of items that you are packing. If you choose not to have a yard sale, then donations are greatly appreciated by local community centres, religious organizations, and charity services. These organizations help low-income families and your donations are a gift.
- Keep A Flexible Checklist
Create a flexible checklist. A checklist for moving will change week by week and that is good especially when you crossing things off of it that have been accomplished. A basic checklist includes informing providers, schools, your workplace, and much more about your move. Contact your professional moving company to secure the required exact dates and time. Even if you are moving, then a moving truck and moving supplies must be secured early. Keep an inventory of what you are moving to compare it to what actually arrives at your new location. Just keep it flexible because life changes and so do circumstances when relocating.
- Take Care Of You
Last but certainly not least – take care of you! Get plenty of sleep, continue to eat proper meals, don’t negate your exercise time, even if it only involves walking. Remember to keep your hygiene habits like showering and keeping up your appearance, etc. Yes, there is a lot to do, but by seeking help, using a professional moving company, and maintaining a good schedule goes a long way in keeping your sanity and retaining a healthy attitude for yourself, your family, and friends.