How to Minimize Stress on Moving Day
Updated: Mar 22
One of the reasons people dislike moving is that it makes your life messy. Fortunately, the chaos of moving is temporary, and several things can assist in managing that chaos. Here is a list of tips to follow that will hopefully make your next moving experience stress-free.
One of the ways to lower the stress 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 oversized 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.
Another reason that some individuals get stressed about moving day because it seems to arrive too soon, and they are not ready. You can combat this 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 box. Whether you do it yourself or 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 many ways to get rid of items you no longer use. 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 outweigh the work it takes. If you have fewer things to move, it is less work on moving day, and 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 hoping to have the evening to unload boxes and set up furniture, you might find there aren’t enough hours in the day. Not to mention you may be exhausted after moving day. It usually is best to have an additional day in your schedule to focus on unpacking and setting up your new home. If you set up your schedule this way, minor 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 your move is stressful at the moment, 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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