Moving can be a stressful event if you don’t plan ahead. Below are several
ways to reduce stress and anxiety when you move:
1. Plan your move ahead of time.
This will give you time to get organized, buy boxes and call in the movers, and make an itinerary for the day-to-day details of packing and unpacking your home.
2. Take it easy
Don’t put yourself under too much pressure. You will be tired and sore, so take it easy and don’t try to move everything in one go.
3. Don’t overpack
With all the planning that goes into a move, it may seem like you need more than you do. Make sure to give yourself enough time to pack and unpack everything in your new home before the big day arrives.
4. Pack lightly
You don’t want heavy boxes or containers cluttering your new home while they’re still packed! Leave room in each box or container so furniture can be added later if necessary.
5. Wear comfortable shoes.
Good shoes are essential for walking, running, or any other form of exercise that requires feet to move quickly. They should be lightweight, have good support and cushioning, and fit well (no laces that pull on the feet).
6. Create a checklist
Create a checklist of tasks needed before moving day begins (e.g., getting insurance information from the movers, deciding what items need to be stored away for storage). Write down each task as it occurs, so there’s no confusion about what needs to be done next! If you’re worried about forgetting something critical on moving day, write it down on paper and put it somewhere accessible to see (like on top of your refrigerator).
7. Take it one day at a time.
Trying to cram in too many things or take care of too many details at once can leave you feeling overwhelmed, so limit yourself to one or two days in each stage of the process: packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking all your belongings.
8. Get enough sleep.
Sleep is essential for your health, so ensure you get enough sleep each night — even if it’s just an hour or two more than usual.
9. Stay organized
Organize your packing list and leave the rest to luck. If you have everything planned out in advance, you’ll feel more prepared for the move and less likely to panic when things don’t go according to plan.
10. Have some extra space on each floor of your home
Leave extra space on each floor of your new home so that furniture can be added later if necessary. This way, you’ll have extra room at the end of each day and won’t feel overwhelmed by unpacking.
The movers at Gasperson Moving and Storage are ready to help make your move as easy as possible! Contact us today to get started with the moving process.