Being calm throughout the moving process is
beneficial for a successful move
5 Simple Ways For A Stressless Move
Most of us, at some point have had to move to a new home. Maybe a new city, state or even to another country. It can bring up different emotions in people. How we deal with these feelings before, during and after the move can have a profound experience on the whole moving process.
Even with feelings of excitement, moving can cause disorder, and can take us out of our regular routine. This may bring up feelings of anxiety. Being prepared and organized will help you to remain calm and focused. It will allow you to enjoy the moving process and welcome the upcoming change.
Tips On Having A Relaxed Move
Declutter – As early as you can, one of the first tasks to begin with, is to start sorting through your belongings, deciding what you will keep, discard or donate. This will help you to stay organized. Once packing begins, you will only pack what is to be moved.
Pick a reliable moving company - Collect at least three estimates from reputable moving companies, and allow yourself time to research and communicate with the companies of your choice. Confirm and secure a pick up date with a company you trust.
Have a checklist - Create a Moving Timeline, which is essentially a detailed to-do-list and planner. You can also make a Moving Checklist for quick reference, especially if you need to move with little time or last minute. If needed, return to your moving timeline and checklist to make any adjustments.
Be organized – If possible, allow yourself plenty of time to plan thoroughly and prepare for your move. Give yourself at least 8 weeks, 12 weeks if you have the time. While preparing for your move, it is not uncommon for unplanned situations to present themselves. Having that extra time can help to resolve any unforeseen surprises, that might come up. If the upcoming move is last minute, a stressless move can still be achieved with some simple organization.
When needed, designate tasks to people that can help. Help can come in ways such as: sorting through belongings, looking after the kids, drop offs at local charity stores, packing, bringing food when needed etc...
Packing - Save time by starting the packing process early, already packing anything that is not needed on a daily basis. If there is space, designate a packing area. Make sure to set aside and keep safe, all your important documents, including all paperwork for the move.
When ordering packing supplies, order a few extra, as in most cases, there’s always a 2nd trip to the store. Setting aside some boxes for moving day allows any last minute items to get packed. Check out our list of Packing Supplies prior to making your purchase.
Getting enough rest and Staying Healthy During your Move is vital when coordinating and managing a move. In this time of transition, stay flexible and follow these 5 steps to guarantee a smooth and relaxing move.