Moving can be one of the most stressful events in your life and that's no exaggeration according to a study from E.ON. The British energy company found that in a survey of 2,000 people 6 out of every 10 people said that moving was their most stressful life event with divorce or a break up coming in second.
Below we have provided five tips to help make your move as easy as possible!
Create a Checklist
Writing down a detailed account of everything you need to get accomplished with a specific date attached to each is a great starting point for your move. A detailed checklist will not only give your move some structure but will reduce stress by ensuring you don’t spend time worrying about what needs to be done or if you miss anything.
Some ideas for what you could put on your list include updating your mailing address, transferring your utilities, updating your car registration, packing, and making a down payment.
Utilize Plastic Wrap
No one wants move into their new home and unpack all their boxes only to find a bunch of broken items. Plastic wrap is extremely useful when it comes to moving, especially for protecting your stuff.
Avoid stress by wrapping your boxes in order to prevent any liquids from getting in and potentially destroying the contents. Plastic wrap can even be used to avoid damage during the move by securing appliance cords, paper padding, and moving blankets to furniture without leaving marks.
Taking breaks is a simple but essential step in reducing your stress during a move. Moving is a long drawn out and tiring process, so you’ll want to incorporate plenty of breaks in order to avoid burning yourself out. Be careful not to pause your work too much though as this could prolong and delay the moving process and working on a tight timeline will only stress you out more!
As you prepare for your move, you will be shocked to find out just how much clutter you have incurred over the years. According to doctor of psychology Sherrie Bourg Carter, clutter increases feelings of anxiety, helplessness, and overwhelmedness. Big moves are stressful enough without having to worry about all these extra items you forgot you had.
Relieve some of the stress that comes with moving by donating, selling, or throwing out items that you don’t need. While at first, it might be difficult to part with all the things you have collected over the years, the peace of mind you will feel after will be well worth it.
Hire Professional Movers
There's no better way to reduce the stress of moving than getting some help and while bribing your loved ones to help you is nice, they can’t match the ability of a trained team of moving professionals. Movers like the ones at True Friends Moving Company, will not only help you with the heavy lifting on moving day, they can also assist you in all facets of the move such as packing, wrapping items, and transporting all your stuff.
The decreased workload by delegating to a moving company will help you focus on the other parts of the move and greatly reduce the stress involved with the process. However, it is important to make sure the moving company you hire has a proven reputation of reliable and trustworthy service, otherwise, you could end up more stressed than when you started.
If you’re preparing for a move, call to hire the experienced and professional team at True Friends Moving Company or check out our blog For more moving tips and tricks.