Moving out is an experience that can be simply trying because it evokes every emotion under the sun! You’re excited and happy to be going somewhere new, like starting a new chapter, but sad and scared to be leaving a place that you got used to and found comfort in and then, of course, there’s the stress of actually moving all your belongings.
The good news is, it really doesn’t have to be that stressful, there are ways in which you can organize yourself that will really make the moving process smooth-sailing. It’s enough to have to deal with the emotions, but the move itself need not be a source of stress.
Read on to find out why.
FIND A MOVING COMPANY EARLY
In order to stay organized from the get-go and not have to deal with unnecessary last-minute stress, it’s the best idea to be prepared early on. People who move in the US for example, know exactly which companies to turn to when it’s time to move. You need to find a removal company in your area that is reliable and can offer the right kind of services to you as you move.
By doing this as soon as you find out you’re moving, you remove the stress of the when and where in regards to the actual move from one place to the other. Some moving companies even offer to do the packing for you, and this can be particularly beneficial when it comes to the larger items and electronics, so keep this in mind when you make the call to the movers in question.
BE ORGANIZED AS YOU PACK
Packing is probably at the top of the list when it comes to stress. This is why it’s so important to go about it in a structured and organized manner. Before you start doing anything, you need to make a couple of lists. The first list is for the things you will need to pack with. This means boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and so on.
You then need to sit and assess all of the things that you have in your house and split them into categories such as clothes, cutlery, furniture, toys, and so on. By doing so, this will determine how many boxes and the number of items you will need to complete the packing.
GET FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO HELP
A big contributor to stress is having to do the packing on your own or just with your direct family. You need to get everyone you know involved! It will make the process go by much faster, and it will actually be a ton of fun too.
Get some take out, put some music on and give everyone a different list so that they can take on a particular task. Get some take out, put some music on and give everyone a different list so that they can take on a particular task.
KEEP YOUR PAPERWORK SAFE
Something that we often overlook and is definitely a reason for a lot of stress is handling paperwork– or even finding it, for that matter! It’s easy to get overwhelmed and things are no longer where you know them to be as you pack.
So before you start packing, make it a point to collect all of your important paperwork and files and place them in one outstanding box so that it doesn’t get packed by accident, and so that you don’t lose anything.
SORT OUT YOUR ELECTRONICS EARLY ON
Your electronic devices may stress you out because you might be worried about transporting them and the risk of anything going wrong may cost a lot of money. As we mentioned earlier, discuss this with the moving company and see if they can come and pack the electronics themselves, and have them moved first.
Call a trustworthy electrician and have them come to your new place to ensure that everything is working well before you get to move everything else. By doing this, you eliminate a huge chunk of stress because you won’t have to worry about whether you’ll be able to have a working washing machine or fridge.
The idea of moving in itself seems stressful enough, but if you follow the tips given here, you won’t have to deal with any stress at all. If you stay organized and make lists to keep track of every single move you make as you pack and plan for the move, you’ll find that the process is actually much less stressful than you thought it would be.