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5 Useful Tips to Make Moving Less Stressful

Posted on July 2, 2021

Moving from one house to another can be more stressful than you think. Few people love it. We’re just creatures of habit, and moving where you live is unquestionably stressful. 



Have a look at the following tips to make moving less stressful






PLAN AHEAD



This is our first tip in moving. Trying to pull off an already stressful move at the last minute will raise your anxiety levels to dangerously high levels. The best way to relieve stress is to stay prepared, which normally means organizing the move ahead of time.



For the whole process of moving, we suggest at least a month. This entails compiling a list of all the activities that must be completed prior to, during, and after moving. Take a look at our article, that can help you with what you can prepare on your moving day, making your move easier & less stressful.



Overestimating the time it will take to complete a task when moving is a common mistake. Worst case scenario, you end up getting some spare time. Not only can having a timetable help you stay focused but knowing you’re ahead of the plan will help you relax.






CONTROL WHAT YOU CAN



A smart tip for reducing stress in your moving process is to really control what you can control. This is true when it comes to moving. Certain events, such as late movers or a broken object, are an unwelcome (but inevitable) part of the process. Rather than thinking over the things you can’t handle, embrace them and focus on what you can.



Make sure you’ve changed your address with the USPS and DMV, and called the utility companies for your new home. Stick to your plan with checklists in hand.






TAKE A BREAK



It’s just as important to schedule breaks into your moving plan as it is to prepare for the move. Allowing yourself time for periodic breaks will help you stay focused and on track without being exhausted. Although it can be tempting to rush through the process, this is where problems are more likely to occur. Take a short lunch break, keep your personal hygiene in check, and know when to call it a day. All three of these suggestions will make the procedure more manageable both emotionally and physically.






FIND THE JOY IN DOWNSIZING



Moving is an excellent chance to dig in the back of your closets for items you haven’t seen or used in years.



Getting rid of unnecessary items can be cathartic for certain people. Others find it more difficult to dispose of their belongings. If you belong to the above category, here are a few pointers to make things simpler.



  • Consider donating slightly used furniture and products to Goodwill or the Salvation Army in your area. Rather than living in a cabinet or storage unit, they’ll most likely go to someone who wants them.
  • Make a little extra cash! Try selling products that haven’t been heavily used and are still in great condition.
  • If you’re downsizing from a home to an apartment or a smaller home, having less clutter and a more minimalistic style will help you relax until the move is complete.





HIRE A PROFESSIONAL



At first look, a do-it-yourself move appears to be a fantastic way to save money. Make a day of it with a few buddies, some pizza, and a truck! Although this can work in some cases, some buildings, for example, may only allow moving firms to move tenants in and out to prevent damage to hallways and elevators. Certificates of Insurance are often required for these structures in the event of damage during the move.



If you hire a professional mover to handle the whole process from beginning to end or hire professional packers (to minimize the chance of goods being lost in transit, moving companies can also do the packing for you) and then rent a vehicle, outsourcing a portion of the process is a fantastic way to relieve some of the stress.



Moving can be a difficult task that requires a lot of your time & patience. You don’t have to put the burden of moving to your shoulders. Clutch Moving Company can make moving a stress-free experience, and make it more enjoyable. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote.