Moving is a major life transition and can be both an exciting time and often a very stressful time. Sometimes the reasons for the move, whether a positive or negative one, can take a toll on your emotions causing anxiety. Moving brings a lot of unknowns into the picture especially if relocating to a new city or state and leaving the comfort of familiar surroundings.
We would like to share a few tips to help make your move a little less stressful, allowing you to transition into the next chapter of your life with ease.
To help avoid feeling overwhelmed by the process of moving, the first step is to accept that some stress is a normal part of the moving process. Overcoming moving stress starts with acceptance.
Create a Plan
Creating a to-do list is one of the best tips to help you stay organized and keep things on track with the process of moving. Make a list of every task you must do between now and moving day. Once you see everything you need to address, you can begin to schedule it out and create due dates. This allows you start small, stay organized and make progress one step-at-a-time.
Rent a Storage Unit
When packing up your life, a storage unit can be a lifesaver. Some people like to place their packed belongings into a storage unit to keep them out of the way during the moving process. If you are downsizing and don’t have space for all your items at your new place, storage comes in handy while reducing move-out anxiety.
Organize by Necessity
Begin boxing up items that you won’t need to access for a while, such as your winter clothes or recreational gear. Seasonal items can be put in storage to access later after the move. Keep a few boxes aside for the items that you know you’ll use down to the very last minute. You can pack these up last and set them aside to open first when you arrive at your new place.
Hire a Moving Company
Don’t let your move overwhelm you. Why not hire a packing and moving company to handle the heavy lifting? Finding a reputable and trustworthy moving company should be a priority on your moving checklist. Whether it’s a local move or to another state, let the experts help. For the big moves out-of-state, planning and booking in advanced is advised.
No matter the reason for your move, it’s really happening. Time to get excited and look forward to what’s to come. A new home means a new beginning. You are starting fresh and beginning a new adventure. Explore your new area. Meet your new neighbors. Familiarize yourself with new surroundings.
Don’t Forget to Take Time for Self-Care
Be kind to yourself during this time and do things that help you unwind or feel at peace. If you take extra steps to reduce your stress, it will help keep you in balance.