Whether you’ve decided to accept a new job offer in another city, found the perfect rented apartment in the city you live or finally closed on the home of your dreams, a fresh start is always exciting, isn’t it? But, packing all your belongings into boxes and lugging it all to a new home, is that exciting enough? Well not as much.
Shifting to new house is quite crazy and stressful. Here are 7 ways to ease and manage your stress before, during, and after you’ve boxed up your life.
1. Accept that stress is a normal part of the moving process
Stress is a natural human response to a demanding circumstance. The anxiety of moving to new home with family and/or pets is tough, but that is how it is going to be. So accept it and don’t let it deter you from the tasks at hand.
2. Be organized and Plan in Advance
A stress free move might not be possible, but you can make it a whole lot easier by making sure to allot enough time to getting everything done.
3. Steps to take before you move out
Let us look at few things to do before moving into new house.
Carry a notebook with you at all times that lists out all the necessary things you need to do before moving day. Then, when something additional pops into your mind, you may write it down right away.
Essentially things to list out are disconnection dates for utilities, dropping off your cable box, donating, selling and discarding stuff etc. Once the list is pretty complete add the tasks to your calendar.
4. Tips for the day of packing and a day prior
If you focus on one room at a time, it’ll reduce your stress and help you keep things organized.
Packers & movers are busiest on weekends, so if you can skip Saturday and schedule your move for a weekday, you’ll be looking at a decent discount and avoid the craziness.
Sorting and labelling boxes in a way that makes them easier to unpack will ease out your stress.
Ask a family friend or family member to take care of them for the day and to pick them up before the packers arrive, so that they can avoid the boredom and uncertainty.
5. Hire Professional Movers
Nothing helps relieve the stress of moving more than handing off the shifting process to a professional Packers & Movers company. In addition to helping with the heavy lifting on moving day, movers can also help pack up your things and safely wrap up and transport hard to pack items like lamps and art.
6. Tips after you have shifted into your new house:
Let us run through a few steps things to do after moving into a new house
7. Ask for Help
At any point of time, if you’re feeling stressed during your move, ask a friend or family member for help, or even just some company while you pack or unpack. An extra set of hands can greatly minimize the stress of moving.
Moving into a new house can take a lot out of you both physically and mentally; allow yourself to properly recharge every night, and you’ll notice you’re more efficient and a whole lot less stressed. When it’s all over, consider treating yourself to a de-stressor, like a massage or a nice evening out. You truly deserve it then!