Tips to Reduce Stress During a Move
We’re always talking about how stressful moving is and it’s true! There’s a lot to do and even more to remember. It can feel like your head is going to explode from all of the commotion but it’s important to try and stay cool, calm and collected even though it may seem impossible. The more you stress, the more difficult moving will actually be.
Moving doesn’t have to be as stressful with these simple stress relieving tips:
- Use checklists: Checklists can be a huge help and possibly a life saver when it comes to moving. Checklists will create a reference for you to look at when you are feeling overwhelmed and feeling like you forgot something important. Use a packing checklist to make sure you have everything and also have an overall moving checklist so you remember to call the moving company and forward your mail!
- Hire a moving company: Hiring a moving company will reduce your stress greatly. They will help you with just about everything and can do it quicker and more efficiently than you could on your own. This will also ensure that you don’t get injured during your move from trying to move heavy boxes. Being injured during a move sounds even more stressful, so just leave it to the professionals.
- Label everything: By labeling everything, your unpacking process will be so much easier. You’ll know exactly where each box goes and exactly what is in each box. This will help save time when you’re scrambling to find that one specific thing. Don’t stress and just check the labels!
- Alert them beforehand: Alert anyone who needs to know about your move or address change. So this includes mail, utilities, the DMV, etc. Doing this before your move will ensure that by the time you move, they all already know about the move. This will reduce stress once you move in and all of your mail is being delivered to the right place.
- Find a babysitter or pet sitter: Before the day of the move, look for a local babysitter or pet sitter. Having children and pets running around your new home while you’re trying to unpack can be hectic and can definitely add some stress to your day.
- Try a new meal: When you’re starting to get hungry while unpacking, instead of trying to cook a full meal for you and your family, use it as an opportunity to try something new in your new town. Check online for places that deliver so you can continue to unpack and just take a nice moving break when the food arrives.
Get involved: Once you are finally moved in and trying to find your place to fit in, remember to get involved. It may not be easy but it’ll help relieve some post moving stress if you have some new friends to spend your time with. It’s also a good idea to look into some clubs that do things you’re interested in. That way you can do something you love while meeting some new people and relieving moving stresses.