In this article we are bringing you a simple yet effective moving guide that will help lower stress when moving. You’ll want to bookmark this one for your next move!
- Mental Prep
Moving - some love it and some dislike it. Whatever your preference may be, moving is a process we all will experience at some point in our lives. With this, making the process as smooth as it can be with minimal stress is vital in order to leave your old residence and enter your new residence with a positive attitude.
Mentally preparing yourself for this process and change of environment is beneficial for your health by easing any incoming stress while in the grasps of the moving process. Use this time to take it easy, as busier times are ahead.
Engage in your favorite activities, indulge in some of your favorite foods and get lots of rest to ensure you are feeling your best on the big day. Expand this freetime for a few days up to one week. These things will help prepare your body and mind in order to stay positive during your move.
Once you are mentally prepared, it’s time to move on to the next step.
- Create a Roadmap
Creating a roadmap is crucial in order to have a smooth move. This guide will create structure in busy times.
Give yourself a few days to a week to prepare for the weeks ahead. This does not require a large amount of energy and will help make the weeks ahead a breeze.
Make a list of solely essential things that need to be done in the upcoming week. If you’re feeling more ambitious, you can plan for an additional week or two, but don’t over do it, as this could cause you to feel overwhelmed. If you want to plan out all weeks until moving day, an alternative is to write one main goal each week until moving day.
Things to plan include a list of basic items you need to purchase for various areas of the home, researching moving services you may need, looking up internet plans, etc.
Take your time; there’s no rush. If you finish a little early, hang tight for the remaining days.
- Create and Meet Deadlines
Creating and meeting deadlines is another crucial step to ensure a stress-free move.
Give yourself deadlines to meet in order to be prepared. It’s important to create deadlines for every step in the moving journey, no matter how big or small. This creates structure and a rewards system all at once.
Things to create deadlines for include when to buy items needed for the home, scheduling a day for a wifi company to come to the new address, when to have furniture delivered, etc. Mapping this out prevents mixing up dates, maximizes your time and ensures your utilities and other services are up and functioning on move in day. This gives you one less thing to worry about when moving day comes.
It is also important to ensure each task is given proper processing time. For example, forwarding your mail to your new address is crucial to complete early, as it can take up to 12 days to forward mail. If you complete this in the appropriate window of time, you can find comfort in knowing your mail will be delivered to the proper address.
This and other related tasks should be done 2 weeks in advance in order to ensure things run smoothly on move in day. You’ll be relieved to know that these things are all taken care of when in the hustle and bustle of running to various stores to buy needed items and handling other tasks.
Decluttering is a daunting task for many because most don’t know where to start. They take a look around a space, and in seconds, it all seems like one big job to accomplish. This can throw many people off when attempting to start the decluttering process. How can we dodge the bullet of avoiding the process of decluttering?
The best way to accomplish this task is to handle it in small portions. For example, let’s say your goal is to declutter your bedroom in preparation for packing. Choose one spot to declutter. Getting the biggest job done first is a great way to make the other areas of the room a breezy. For example, if your closet is the boss level in decluttering your bedroom, start with that area first.
Wear comfortable clothes, play some music and ensure you’ve at least had a snack. This will ensure you are in good spirits and have energy when tackling this task. Once you are finished, use the next day to declutter another area of the bedroom. Breaking up the decluttering process in this way makes it a more digestible process for many people.
Try this tip out if you are someone who struggles (like many others) when decluttering.
- Moving Day
It's vital to have a gameplan on moving day.
Ensure you get plenty of rest the night before. Once morning strikes, have a light breakfast and give yourself a little freetime, even if it’s just 10 to 15 minutes. This helps mentally prepare you for the big day and gives you a few extra minutes to wake up if you’re still feeling a little tired.
Once awake and ready, you’re set to pack up the vehicles and head to your new home!
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