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Ways to Cope with Moving Stress

Moving into a new home can be a daunting and challenging task. Moving someplace new is a life-changing experience, so it’s easy to let yourself get stressed out and panic. However, if done right, moving doesn’t have to be such a nightmare. With certain preparations and a bit of organizing, you can get through your move with little stress and hopefully zero tears. It’s best to have a family member or significant other by your side to help maintain your sanity – and leave the rest up to us. Here are some great ways to cope with moving stress and to prevent it from happening. 

Look Ahead 

Moving stress doesn’t just happen after you move. It happens before, during, and after. To help with this, it’s best to plan ahead. Before moving any piece of furniture or object, map out the move as much as you can – and plan for the unexpected. Things can go wrong, and something probably will, but preparing for that possibility ahead of time won’t give you as much of a shock. Start by taking care of everything you can before actually moving anything. Things like calling movers ahead of time (at least a month in advance) saying goodbye to old neighbors and hello to new neighbors, changing your mailing address, and other things like that. This will take a little stress off your shoulders before the big day actually happens. 

Pamper Day 

Another thing we suggest to do before your move is to plan yourself a day of pampering after your move. Something like a spa day, some sauna time, or a fancy dinner reservation to name a few things. This is a great way to reduce stress knowing you have something to look forward to after all your hard work. Let’s just say it’s a thank you to your future self. If you’re on a budget, no worries. There are still ways you can have a day of relaxation without breaking the bank. For example, taking a nice, hot bubble bath with a glass of wine and a good book. Talk about decompressing! 

Supplies 

Moving is stressful for many reasons, but a big portion of stress is due to concern for your belongings. Things can break and get damaged – and that’s stressful. To prevent this, make sure you have the right supplies and the right tools for the move. Get heavy-duty boxes for the heavy objects, bubble wrap for extra protection, and blankets to help protect your furniture. As far as hiring movers, make sure to research the company before you book them. Keep in mind that most of the time you get what you pay for. Spending a little extra money to know your things will be safe is a lot better than paying less and stressing about it. 

Let it Out 

We all know that bottling up emotions is never a good thing. Sometimes it’s okay to cry, to be scared, and even to be stressed. If you’re really in tune with your emotions on a certain day of the moving process, take an hour or two to do something that makes you feel better. Whether it’s talking, getting some ice cream, meditating, or taking a short nap. Just taking a step back for a few minutes from all the madness can help. In the end, know that you’re only human and it’s okay to feel this way. 

Moving Day 

When it’s time to get your things moving, you should be all set up for success. The movers should be booked, the quality supplies should be bought and ready, and you should be good to go. Whether it’s taking it one room at a time, or doing the furniture first, stick to your plan. This will help your mind not wander, and instead have a set goal for moving day. Another great thing to do is just keep a positive outlook on everything. If things go wrong, there’s always a way to fix it. Thinking positively can greatly alter how you perceive everything, and that could be useful on a stressful day. If all else fails, just remember you have a full day of pampering when all this is over.  

These are just a few tips and tricks we have for you today to help ensure a stress-free moving day. It’s normal to feel this way when making such a big change in your life. However, by following these steps, the whole process will be a little easier for you. Just remember to stay organized, plan ahead as much as you can, get the proper tools and supplies that you need, and set up a day to pamper yourself for the aftermath. We hope you love your new home and start this chapter of your life stress-free! 

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