6 Ideas To Tamp Down The Stress Of Moving

November 17, 2015

The stress of moving should never outweigh the anticipation and joy of moving into a new home. That said, moving can certainly cause stress as you prepare to move your family and belongings to a different location.

But there are ways you can make your life easier during a move while minimizing, or at least reducing, its stresses. Consider some of the following ideas before you take that first step in relocation.

What Should I Do During A Move?

1. Clean Your House

You may think that cleaning your old house will be easy after all of your belongings are on the moving truck. Not so fast. People typically find that the cleaning job that's left is far more involved than they thought it would be. Here's a helpful hint: Hire a cleaning service. Leave the empty house behind and let the professionals clean it. You won't regret it.

2. Clean Your New House

Same as the idea listed above. Hire a professional maid service to clean your new home before you get there. It's much easier than showing up and finding bare walls that need to be wiped down, or closets and cabinets that are covered in dust.

3. Find The Right Mover

Never, ever minimize this step. Consider this: In 2012, the Better Business Bureau received over 7,700 complaints about movers. So, how do you find the mover that's best for you? Here are some things you can do before the first piece of furniture is loaded onto the truck.

1. Get referrals.

2. Get more than one estimate.

3. Make sure they're licensed and insured.

4. Ask if they have professional accreditation.

5. Ask if they own their own equipment. (If they don't, that's a red flag).

4. Ask For Help

Help doesn't have to mean professional help when it comes to packing and unpacking, or organizing what things will go in what boxes. Ask families and friends to help and you'll save time and effort.

5. Know The Area

Don't waste time getting to know the new area where you're relocating. Do Google searches on local groceries, restaurants, shopping areas, and more. You'll definitely want to know where the nearest urgent care clinic is as well as the nearest hardware store.

6. Limit Your Clutter

Leave areas of your new home free from clutter such as boxes and things that have been partially unpacked. Perhaps this could be the master bedroom, which will offer a retreat when you decide to rest.

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