Moving Day Doesn't Need To Be Stressful. Here's Why

Many people automatically assume that moving day needs to be stressful. After all, there’s so much you need to do.

But it turns out that moving day doesn’t need to leave you wanting to pull your hair out. There are many things you can do to reduce stress and enjoy the day more. Here’s a guide to get started.

Understand Your New Place’s Layout

The first step is to know your new place’s layout. Having a clear idea of where everything will go makes unpacking at the other end significantly more straightforward.

If you have a floor plan for your new place, use it. Plan where each furniture item will go so you can arrange the big things before taking care of and arranging the smaller items.

Bring An Essentials Box

We also recommend taking an essentials box with you to reduce stress. This should contain everything you will need for the first 24 hours so you don’t lose access to essential items during the packing, moving, and unpacking phase. Remember, once you load items onto the truck, they are difficult to get off.

Essentials could include things like:

  • The food you can easily cook once you arrive
  • Toothpaste
  • Device chargers
  • Snacks for the kids
  • A change of clothes
  • Any essential documents you need

Take Regular Breaks

You should also take regular breaks during the moving day to recharge your batteries. Trying to do the whole thing at once is challenging and could mean you are working and traveling from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed.

Prepare For The Unexpected

Another strategy is to prepare for the unexpected. Spend some time considering what might or could go wrong on the day.

Common problems include things like traffic on the way to your new destination or the keys not being available from the real estate agent when you arrive. Having backup plans and alternatives can be helpful, such as making arrangements at a hotel or getting your removalist to deliver home-related items to a self-storage unit.

Declutter In Advance

You also want to declutter in advance. Getting rid of everything you don’t want to take with you helps you be more organized once you finally arrive. Decluttering eliminates the need to tidy as you go while packing, which can be a concern for some families.

Speak To Professionals

Another tactic is to get moving companies to do the work for you. Many firms will pack, transport, and unpack all your items without you having to lift a finger. All you need to do is tell them where you want them to put stuff.

Develop A Support System

Finally, you should develop a support system. Sharing responsibilities with family members can be a good way to reduce the burden of moving and make the day run smoothly. Everyone should know their role and what you need them to do.

It can also help with moral support. Even if the day is challenging, it helps to have other people there who can take some of the strain.

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