It doesn’t matter the distance of a move. Whether it’s across town or to another state; it can be stressful. It’s a milestone that you can enjoy rather than stress over if you take steps ahead of time. The best step you can take is to hire a professional moving company to take care of all the details, preferably one that has years of experience with a good reputation.
How to Move House Without Stress
1. Make time for sorting and packing. Just because you’ve hired a mover, there are things you need to do in advance to get ready for your move. You must set some time aside for planning, packing and sorting. Either take some time off work or clear you schedule for at least a week before your move. Make plans for children and pets by hiring a babysitter or asking family and friends to take care of them so they won’t be in the way and you concentrate on the task at hand. This is the best may to get things done without interruptions. Make things easier on yourself by freeing up your schedule to reduce stress and get things done faster.
2. Create a clutter-free home when moving. Sort through your belongings several weeks before the move. This will give you enough time to figure out what you want to take. This is an important step for those that have been in the same home for many years. You can set up three areas: donate, toss or sell to lighten your load. Many organizations will even pick up your donation and they are often tax deductible. Consider a yard sale to remove more clutter and earn some quick cash. The less you move will save you money and make the move easier.
3. Have a packing plan. Don’t start packing until you have a plan and move systematically from one room to the next. Finish one room completely before starting another. It will just add time to the packing process if you don’t. Make sure boxes are clearly labeled to make unpacking more efficient and boxes with valuables and breakables should be labeled “fragile”. Pack a suitcase with clothing and toiletries and keep it aside for moving day. The last thing you want to do is dig through boxes when you get to your new home.
4. Remember the reason for your move. It doesn’t take much to get caught up in planning your move. This can make you forget to take some time for yourself. Remind yourself of the reason for your move and how exciting this new chapter in your life will be. Moving takes a lot of work and you may be tired and cranky so remember to take breaks, stay hydrated and eat regularly so you can feel more refreshed and relaxed through the move to your new home.
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The more you prepare ahead of time, the better. Doing so will prevent planning things last minute and the stress that comes with that. Being unprepared and trying to get things done in a hurry can be a recipe for disaster. Hire the professionals at Prodigy Moving & Storage to help you make your upcoming move as stress-free as possible. Give us a call today!