Emotions And Moving

Is moving emotional?

Yes! Moving can bring up different emotions in different people. We become attached to our homes, our surroundings and the lifestyle we’ve created. Moving might require having to say goodbye to friends and loved ones. It can become an emotional rollercoaster. Some of the emotions one might experience, could include excitement, fear, sadness, or, if the move is sudden, a feeling of surprise, even anxiety. You could also have a mixture of emotions at the same time or throughout the process of the move. Whatever the emotion, its important to recognize it.  

How do you cope with your emotions when you move?  

While preparing for a move, it’s essential to stay on track. If any emotions do surface, use them as an opportunity to put your attention on what you can look forward to once you move. Spend time researching your new hometown and how to pursue yours and your family’s current interests, and perhaps find new ones.  

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Why does moving house cause anxiety? 

There is a lot to coordinate when moving to a new house, new city or a new state. Anxiety can build up if we become to stressed, worried, or overtired.  Uncertainty of the future can also cause anxiety, so it’s a good idea to stay calm. So, how do I stay calm during a move? Being positive, having a healthy diet, regular exercise and enough rest throughout the move can really help to keep you calm and focused.  

Moving to a new home?

You’ll want to share this exciting news with everyone! Nowadays, social media is where we go to share life events. But, before you announce your move, know why announcing the move on social media is not always advised.   

Security experts advise that details of a move should not be publicly shared on social media. It can invite possible burglary or vandalism, to both your old and new home, especially if you share your moving dates and status updates, along with images. In addition, not only will close friends and relatives see your exciting news, but also colleagues, acquaintances, and some people that you really might not know at all. So, How do you announce your moving on social media? If you decide to announce your move on social media, you can create an events page. Make sure that your privacy settings are turned on. Sending a private message within the social media site to all those you want to tell, is a safer way to announce your move. If facebook is your social media platform, what should you not post on facebook status? Do not share the address of your current home, or the home you’re moving too. Do not post images of the layout of your home.  

Do you have to tell people you’re moving? If you do announce your move on social media, it’s best to first tell the people closest to you. 

How do I prepare for an international move? 

Its possible that moving internationally will require you start preparations many months prior to the move date. Depending on the country you’re moving to, some factors might need to be taken into consideration. These could include: visa requirements, work permits, and customs documentation. Make sure you have all relevant paperwork before entering your destination. Delivery timeframes for international moving differ from moves within the United States. Knowing transit times allows you to prepare your packing plan ready for moving day. Before you begin packing, check if certain items cannot be moved, or will require duty and import fees. You’ll also want to understand how do you pack clothes for moving overseas. Firstly, sort through your clothing; you might not need some items where you’re moving. Use a combination of wardrobe boxes, and different sized moving boxes. It’s a good idea to seal woolens, and put moth preventers in the boxes. This will protect clothing while your belongings are in transit.  

International relocation

 Is it cheaper to move your stuff or buy new stuff? Relocating, especially internationally, is a good opportunity to downsize. Get shipping quotes for moving your current belongings while at the same time source costs to buy new stuff once you arrive. You can then determine which will be cheaper.  

Experienced packers

There are many advantages of hiring professional packers for a long distance move. Reputable moving companies are equipped with trained packers; in addition to transporting your belongings across country, for an additional fee you can also hire your moving company to professionally pack for you.

What do professional packers do?

Professional packers provide packing materials, including supplies for any item that might require specialty crating or packaging, such as fragile items, or artwork. You might also be wondering how long do professional packers take? In one day, two professional packers are able to pack up to 100-150 boxes. This is a considerable amount of boxes; think about the time that could save you! A common question asked is “how do I prepare my house for a packer?” It’s best that when the packers arrive, you have already decluttered and got rid of anything that will not be moving. Another very important preparation is knowing what will packers not pack. Your moving company will provide you a list on non-allowables, which will include: hazardous items, perishables, and plants. This way packing will be speedy, efficient and professional.

During a long distance move, should any damage occur to your belongings during transit, having professional packers pack for you will ensure your items have liability coverage.

Protecting Your Belongings

Flat screen televisions are fragile items that need to be well protected in preparation for a long distance move. Find out how to safely pack a flat screen TV.

Packing a TV the right way

The best packaging for a flat screen TV is the original box in which it came in. It will contain the original packaging and protective pieces. If however, the original packaging is not available, there are other protective solutions. If a professional moving company is transporting your belongings, they can provide a TV packing kit. Packing kits can also be purchased independently if you’ll be doing a DIY move. Alternatively, the television can be protected with soft padding such as: bubble wrap, moving blankets, or for a more eco friendly move and to reduce packing waste, you can use things like linens, blankets, or clothing. It’s important that in addition to soft protection, there is also a hard layer protecting the television. This could be in the form of a specialized box, pieces of cardboard, or thin plywood. Make sure any spaces are filled, so the television won’t move around. Before the television is packed, unplug and remove any cables that are attached to the television. Labeling the cables is a good idea. Cleaning the television from any accumulated dust and dirt is advised before being packed. This is important if the television will be going into storage.

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