One of the most stressful times in life is when you are moving. It doesn’t matter if you are moving down the street or to another country; moving stress is a real thing. It doesn’t have to be at the maximum stress level, however. Take some actionable steps before, during, and after your move to take the stress out of moving – at least a little.
Understand That It Is Going to Be Stressful
It is going to be difficult, and things are going to happen that are entirely out of your control. All of this can increase your stress level, or you can approach the problems with a positive attitude and learn to go with the flow. Since it is out of your control, why get upset about it? Take a minute, breathe deeply, and find something to be grateful for. That can go a long way to helping you feel better.
Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute to Pack
As soon as the move is official, you want to start packing up those things that you do not use as frequently. This could be out-of-season clothing, toys that your kids aren’t playing with, linens you don’t use, kitchen supplies you only use occasionally, or anything you can do without for a bit – such as those items in the attic or another storage area. Packing ahead can be the key to making your move successful and less stressful.
Declutter and Declutter Again
As soon as you think you may be moving, you want to start decluttering. Whether you have a yard sale or donate to a charity, you want to be sure that you are brutal in what you are moving to your new home. Nothing is worse than moving things around that you don’t want. By taking the time to declutter before you start packing, you can lessen the number of things you have to pack. Win!
When you get to your new home, are you going to load all the boxes into the rooms they go into, or do you want to put them in a central location? Either approach to moving works, but you need to decide which one works for you and pack accordingly. If you are going to load boxes into rooms, you need to be sure you label the boxes with their respective destinations. Otherwise, you can label them with what is in the box.
Take Your Time
You don’t have to move and unpack it all in one day. While you may have a deadline to be out of your existing home, you want to be sure you give yourself plenty of time. It is tiring to move, so pace yourself to get the job done without exhausting yourself.
Ask for Help
Whether you need someone to watch your kids, help you pack, or move your belongings, don’t do it alone. There are professional moving companies that can take much of that off your plate, and if you have friends or family nearby, ask them for help. You will be glad you did.
Eat Healthy and Get Some Sleep
If you are not drinking water and eating healthy foods, you may find yourself quickly running out of steam. This, along with getting enough sleep, is essential all the time, but most especially when you are moving.
Moving is not for the weak at heart. It can be a huge stress inducer if you do not take time to prepare and take care of yourself. Get the move over with and then treat yourself to a massage! Nothing is better.
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