How to Minimize Stress on Moving Day

Updated: Mar 13

One of the reasons that people dislike moving is because it makes your life messy. Fortunately, the chaos of moving is temporary, and there are a number of things that can assist in managing that chaos. Here is a list of tips to follow that will hopefully make your next moving experience as stress-free as possible.

Hire Professionals

One of the ways to lower the stress that is associated with your upcoming move is to hire professionals to assist you. Some people hire a moving company to do everything for their move, while others only ask for help with the big items, and they move the rest themselves. Either strategy should help lower stress, and while it may cost you a little more to hire help, moving is generally safer, and much faster when you have experienced professionals on your side.

Be Prepared

Another reason that some individuals get stressed about moving day is that it seems to arrive too soon, and they are simply not ready. This can be combated by being disciplined, and preparing for your move sooner than you think you need to. You may be surprised how smooth moving day can go when there is a plan for every room, every piece of furniture, and every box. Whether you do it yourself, or you hire professional movers, you will be glad that you prepared your home and items for moving day.

Sell Extra Clothes and Furniture

Another thing you can do to lower your moving day stress is get rid of something that you no longer need, then when your moving day arrives there will be less work to accomplish. There are a number of ways to get rid of items you no longer use/need, you can check out this article if you want to see a list of apps designed to help you downsize. The benefits of downsizing far outweighs the work it takes. If you have less things to move, not only is it less work on moving day, but it also lowers the number of decisions you have to make.

Have an “Unpacking Day”

Finally, setting aside an additional day for unpacking can also play a role in minimizing your moving stress. Sometimes moving day takes much longer than expected. If you were expecting have the evening to unload boxes and set up furniture, you may find there aren’t enough hours in the day. Not to mention you may be exhausted after moving day. For these reasons, it is normally best to have an additional day in your schedule to focus on unpacking and setting up your new home. If your schedule is set up this way, little hiccups on moving day will not be nearly as stressful as they could have been.

Hopefully by following this short list of tips you can have a much easier, smoother, and lower-stress moving experience. Even if you move is stressful in the moment, just remember that soon you will be in your new home, and all the work you put into your move will be worth it.


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