7 Ways to Manage Moving Stress


No one said moving was easy. In fact, it’s probably one of the most stressful events you will face in your life. It requires the upheaval of your whole life from one spot to another. Thankfully, there are a few ways to alleviate stress, and one of them is to hire a qualified mover skilled in full-service moves.

Here are tips to help get you through the process and prepare you for the next chapter in your life.

1.    Start Early

Book your move as far in advance as possible. It’s best to give yourself about eight weeks. Not only will this give you extra time to pack your stuff, you’ll be more likely to get your preferred move date.

2.    Start Small

Start with the little things first, and before you know it, you’ll have accomplished a lot of big tasks, says Moving.com. It’s easy to feel paralyzed by moving stress because you may not know where to start. But it’s important to just make sure you get something done each day, whether that’s packing up a couple of kitchen drawers or placing your book collection into a box.

3.    Create a Getaway

When faced with the chaos of packing, it can be easy to get caught up in the emotions of it all. You need a peaceful respite where you can go to when you just need to get away for a while. This could be a reading nook, patio, sunroom or yoga room. Wherever it is, make sure it’s yours and it’s quiet.

4.    Remember Self-Care

When overwhelmed, it’s easy to forget about yourself. But it’s important to promote mindfulness, self-care and relaxation throughout the process. Go to a spa, get a facial, catch up with friends, hit a bucket of balls at the local golf course, or go sit in the park to have lunch. Whatever it is, practice self-care regularly so you don’t get burnt out.

5.    Ask For Help

Work deadlines, carpooling the kids and staying on top of household responsibilities can be extra overwhelming when in the process of moving. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it – or accept the help when it is offered. Let your friend watch your kids and pets for an afternoon while you pack, for example. In these situations, people are usually eager to help but don’t know how. Give them specific ways they can help and then utilize it.

6.    Keep Essential Documents Together

Moving can be chaotic, which means things can get lost easily. You don’t want to have to dig through boxes to find that one document that you need. Gather all the essential documents, such as birth certificates, passports, mortgage paperwork and signed moving agreements, and keep them all in one place (such as a folder). This will allow for easy access.

7.    Say Goodbye

You have made a lot of memories in your home and neighborhood. Take the time to say goodbye to the special people and places that have shaped your life all this time. This will give you closure throughout this bittersweet process.

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