Moving is Stressful
Moving is considered the third most stressful life event, according to the Employee Relocation Council. The stress of moving can make it seem a lot tougher than it really is. One of the best ways to combat this stress is to plan everything out and make sure that you’re prepared each step of the way. For instance, pack gradually so that you don’t have a big rush on the day before (or day of) your move. Any non-essential items can be packed well in advance, with everyday items boxed up at the last minute. You may also find it useful to make an itinerary for the day of your move.
Moving is Physically Exhausting
Just the thought of hauling boxes and furniture into a truck, only to haul them back out again when you get to your new place, is enough to make you want to take a nap. One of the best ways around this is to hire a moving company. That way, all the heavy work gets done for you, and you just have to be ready to unpack at the other end. It’s a good idea to compare moving quotes so that you can be sure that you get the best deal.
Leaving Things Behind
So long as you’re a vigilant packer, you hopefully won’t be leaving anything behind (besides your old home, unless you have a really big box!). Occasionally, however, when you move your home base, you might also be moving on from more than just that. Depending on how far away you’re relocating, you could be leaving friends and family, your old job and your old routine. There’s really no getting around this, but know that you’ll soon get used to your new home and new way of life.
For more tips on how to make your move less stressful, visit the Moving Tips section on our blog