When you finally decide to take the plunge and move your home or business, you are probably not thinking of the complexities and challenges involved in moving. There is usually a lot of planning and preparation that must take place in order for the transition to go smoothly. Moving doesn’t have to be a complete nightmare; in fact, there are plenty of services out there that can help make the move a little less stressful for you and your family or co-workers. It all begins with how you decide to approach the move. It may be that moving is not exciting or enjoyable, but depressing and scary—if you feel as though you are leaving behind memories, rest assured that those will never leave you. Making new memories in a new location can be scary, but it is the beginning of a new chapter. Remaining positive is a good beginning to the moving process, but it takes a little more than just a great attitude. Here are some other tips on how to deal with moving stress like a total pro.
Check out the new area you plan to move
One way to make the moving process a little more fun and inviting is to check out the new area you plan to move to. Chances are you have already done a brief scope of the neighborhood, but looking around for all the great places to eat, fun nighttime spots, and even playgrounds for your kids is one way to get you psyched about beginning a new phase of your life. New houses usually mean new, clean slates for people—this includes the new area that you will be living in. Figuring out what is surrounding you and becoming more familiar with the area is a great avenue for adventure as well as feeling like you are a part of a community. Don’t shy away from doing a little research before you head off into the sunset on a hunch.
Have a solid plan for the moving day
Another way to relieve a little stress is to make sure that you have a solid plan in place for the moving day, as well as the weeks or months leading up to the move. When you leave all of the final details for the last second, the stress can become overwhelming. Don’t put off the planning—make it a point to be as organized as possible so that each day you check something off a list, not leave it all for the day of the move. Not only will this ultimately relieve stress overall, but it will make the move go smoothly with less potential for hiccups.
Schedule a lot of “you” time
Throughout the process of planning and preparing for the move, make sure not to create more stress than is needed. It can be relieving in itself to come to the realization that you must accept all things are not in your control. The liberation one feels when relinquishing control over such a stressful situation is invaluable; make sure to schedule a lot of “you” time—take mini-vacations throughout the planning so that you can get the move off of your mind for periods of time. Taking care of yourself mentally and emotionally is one way to consistently be on top of stress levels. Going out with friends and blowing off steam should always be part of your self-care practices, but in times of heightened stress (such as big moves), you will appreciate the time off so much more.
Hire a trustworthy moving professional
Lastly, the best way to relieve stress during a move is to hire trustworthy, skilled moving professionals to handle the job for you. Depending on how much of the project you’d like to do yourself, local moving services have a wide range of options for movers to choose from that can help you however much, or however little you think you need. Packing your belongings, padding all the expensive furniture and belongings, loading and unloading huge trucks filled with items, and constantly panicking about breaking stuff does not unload any stress off of your shoulders. Search in your area for an affordable, dependable, and credentialed moving company that has stellar reviews in the community. Asking neighbors and co-workers is also a great way to get recommendations. When it’s time to move, don’t take the burden on alone.