5 Ways to Reduce Stress When Moving

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5 Ways to Reduce Stress When Moving

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The moving process can be very stressful. If you have ever moved, then you already know the stress that comes with moving. Luckily, there are ways to manage the stress. Moving Pros has some professional and personal tips to help you before, during, and after your move. Below we will discuss what we have learned during our years as movers.

Plan Ahead

Most times you can plan in advance. However, we understand things happen and that sometimes you must make a quick move for a job or personal reasons. Planning a move can really help you make the most out of your pre-moving time. This time can be used to find your new home, set up utilities, find the perfect mover for you, and budget accordingly. Having time also allows you to declutter your home and get rid of things you do not need anymore.

Choose Your Moving Company

Finding the right moving company is a crucial step in your moving process. Do you want a full-service moving experience, or would you rather pack your belongings? Whatever your choice, it is best to discuss the different options with the moving professionals. When looking, make sure they are licensed and insured. Doing this not only protects them, but it protects you and your valuable possessions. Once you have decided on the moving company, you will need to set a date and get an estimate as to what your move will cost.

Make a Moving Checklist

Making a checklist can help you to manage everything that is happening. It is easy to overlook things when you are moving. Moving is hectic and takes time; the list will help more than you know. You should make your checklist at least two months in advance. Yes, we understand that isn’t always feasible, but it can really calm your nerves. The list should include everything that needs to be completed prior to the move. Your list may include items such as paying your deposit on your house, setting up water and utilities, packing, and child or pet care for moving day.

Begin to Declutter

Once you begin packing you will see that you have many items that you no longer want or need. It is best to go through your items and give away what you do not want. It is easier to donate items than to pack and unpack. If you have things, you do not wish to keep you can look into selling, donating, or giving to friends. It will save you time in the long run.

Pack a Moving Day Bag

If you have ever moved before, you know how frantic the day is. Before moving day, you should have a bag packed that includes essential documents, medications, keys, clothing, and hygiene products for your first day in your new home. Moving day is very busy, and you will not have everything unpacked and ready to go. With a moving day bag, you will have some of the comforts of home and the important items you need on a daily basis. It is best to make a list of things you need daily and pack enough for each member of your family.

We hope the above will help you go into your next move calm and ready. If you are feeling nervous about the move, you should talk to your family, friends, or even your moving company about your fears. Talking things out can really help you focus on what is going on.

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