5 Tips & Best Practices For A Stress-Free Moving Experience


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What is the most stressful thing or event you have ever gone through? Most likely moving, right? You are not alone. According to StudyFinds, Americans find moving more stressful than even becoming a parent or getting a divorce.

You have to plan everything from looking for a house to packing and even getting professional movers. This is a lot of work that can leave you overwhelmed and exhausted. But should your moving experience be this bad?

Of course not. So, do you know what you can do to make the whole experience stress-free? Most people don’t but do not worry about it. Here are a few tips and best practices for you to follow.

1. Planning is Important

If you want a moving experience that does not have any issues, you should start by planning your move. When planning, make sure that you have allocated enough time for everything in the moving process.

For example, you will need to pack your belongings, get a rental truck, or even hire professional movers. You cannot do all this in one day and expect everything to work well for you.

Start by getting a checklist to guide you on everything that you need to make your move stress-free. Make sure that you have followed everything on your checklist and do not move to the next item on the list without finishing the previous one. If you do not know how to do this, you can find a free moving checklist online.

2. Find Reliable National Moving Experts

The truth is that you will find many moving companies ready to cash on your move. However, are they all reliable? Can you trust them to offer a great moving experience without any problems?

Well, you should be very careful when choosing the mover to work with. Start by asking your friends and family about movers they might have used before and what their experiences were. Find out if they can work with the same movers again.

You can also check reviews online to see what previous customers are saying about the movers. The most important thing is to get reliable national moving services from reputable companies like 9Kilo.

3. Ask For Help and Pack Early

If you have moved before, you know that time is one of the things that you rarely have when moving. Imagine realizing that you have errands to run or even laundry to do when you are supposed to be packing or planning your move… that would be inviting stress!

So, if you want to move next month, why can’t you start packing today? Of course, there are things you rarely use at home, you can start with them. By the time you start moving, you will have very little to pack and everything will be streamlined.

In addition, even if you thrive when doing things on your own, moving is not a one-man affair. Why can’t you ask for help from your friends or family? However, do not call them out of the blue and ask them to help you. Find out when they are free and invite them over.

4. Stay Healthy and Take Breaks

One thing you should know is that moving will take a lot of your time. You, therefore, need to make sure that you have remained healthy throughout the process. Make sure that you have looked at yourself and sleep care, eaten well, and exercised. This can help you with anxiety and stress.

You also need to take breaks. Do you think spending the whole day packing, for instance, without taking breaks is going to help in any way? You might think that it will help you get done early, but the truth is that it will leave you stressed instead.

Since you have a checklist, ensure that you are taking breaks after every milestone. For example, if you have completed item A, take a break. You can walk down the street or even buy yourself something to appreciate yourself.

5. Leave an Overnight Bag

Now, let us assume that you have been successful and packed everything in your home before the movers come the following day. You must be happy to have done that without any problems.

However, you still have one more night to spend in your old house, yet you have packed everything. What are you going to use? Imagine having to search through your packing boxes for something you need, like a toothbrush. 

You might end up unpacking your belongings. Instead, make sure that you have packed the few items you need in an overnight bag. This will help you go through the last day in your old house.

As discussed at the beginning of this article, moving can be very stressful. So, instead of going through all the stress, follow the guidelines discussed here and you will have a stress-free moving experience.

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