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5 Easy Steps for a Stress-free Move

The moving process makes most people at least a little anxious. Some even feel overwhelmed when faced with the task of finding a new home, selling a current home, packing up the household, and completing the actual move. That’s why so many people look for ways to reduce that pressure to help make the moving process smooth and efficient.

There are strategies to help reduce the stress of moving. Here are a few to help with the process.

1. Allow as Much Time as Possible

The moving process is complex, involving many details.

That’s why it’s crucial to allow yourself as much time as possible. Plan in advance, start packing what you can and make any necessary arrangements right away.

If possible, give yourself 8-12 weeks to properly plan your move. Allowing ample time for planning, preparation, and the move itself, the less likely you are to feel rushed. Also, in the event of any setbacks, you will have a built-in cushion of time.

2. Get Organized

The key to success in the moving process is organization.

Create a moving binder and use it to keep a complete schedule with all of the tasks you need to accomplish by moving day.

Keep track of everything you need to do and check off each critical responsibility once it’s been completed.

3. Say Your Goodbyes

Letting go and saying goodbye is an integral part of the moving process.

Saying goodbye to your home to which you might have an emotional attachment might be a challenge. Bidding farewell to the neighbors may also be sad for you. It is essential to take the time to say the proper goodbyes.

Take the time to stop in to say goodbye to the neighbors you have come to know. Exchange emails, phone numbers, and social media information so that you can keep in touch. Take photos for a keepsake. Also, stroll through the neighborhood one last time.

As you prepare and pack, you will find that you need to part with some of your belongings as well. Moving allows you the chance to start fresh. So, take the opportunity to cull through your possessions and determine if they will all serve a purpose in your new home. If not, say goodbye to those and donate them.

4. Ask for Assistance

In the midst of a move, it’s possible to feel overwhelmed and alone.

Seek out your resources. You most likely have friends and family that would like to pitch in to help. Reach out to ask for their assistance.

Pursuing help is particularly critical if this is your first major move. Chances are you have friends or family who have some experience with a big move, and their knowledge will go a long way to benefit you.

5. Take Time for Yourself

The mental, emotional, and physical stress of a move can cause a toll on you. To reduce the pressure of moving, find ways to take time for yourself.

Though it may seem impossible to carve out time for yourself while moving, with so many things on your to-do list, build that time right into your planning schedule.

Find the things that calm and refresh you and then do them. Try things like yoga, meditating, exercising, or even treating yourself to a manicure or message might do the trick.

Eating proper meals and not relying on take-out food is also essential. The better you eat, the better you will feel.

Help with Your Stress-Free Move

These five tips will help you to prepare and stay organized for your move. Starting early and being organized will start you off right for a less stressful move.

Corrigan Moving Systems can also help. Contact us for a free quote today.

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