Moving is inherently a stressful event. However, with the right planning, organization, and preparation leading up to your move, it doesn’t have to be something that completely overwhelms you. So to help you see how this can be possible, here are three ways to make your next move less stressful.
For many people, when there’s something big and intimidating looming over them in the future, it’s easy to just procrastinate taking care of it because it seems too big and daunting. And while this can be the case with moving, going this route is just going to make things harder and more stressful for you.
Knowing this, Terri Williams, a contributor to Realtor.com, recommends that you avoid procrastinating by following the rule of twos. This means that you should start planning for your move about two months before it’s going to happen and that you begin packing up your house about two weeks before your moving day. This way, you’ll be able to slowly but surely tackle all of your projects to make your move happen. By doing so, you won’t have a big culmination of stress or anxiety because you’ll have been working on getting your move taken care of over a longer period of time rather than leaving everything for the last minute.
Hire The Right Team Of Professionals
To take some of the stress of moving off your plate, it’s wise to consider hiring moving professionals to handle sections of your move, if you can afford it. However, finding reputable services can be a little challenging.
As you seek out which moving professionals to hire for the job, Laura Mueller, a contributor to Moving.com, recommends that you do a lot of research through things like reviews, complaints, insurance, certifications and accreditations, and more.
One of the best ways to reduce the stress associated with moving is to get yourself as organized as possible about your move. The more you know and have planned, the less you’ll have to stress about things not getting taken care of or going horribly wrong for you.
Part of your organization, according to Natalia Lusinski, a contributor to Bustle.com, should include researching moving checklists online and then creating a to-do list for your own move. By using a checklist that others have created, you’ll be able to see if there’s something they’ve remembered that you may have forgotten. This will ensure that nothing slips through the cracks and that you’ll be able to minimize the stress associated with your move.
If you’ve had very stressful moves in the past, consider using the tips mentioned above to help make any future moves a bit less stressful for you.