Even though it’s supposed to be a happy occassion, moving is always stressful. There’s so much to do and it all has to be done within a small timeframe, that it’s no surprise that moving is considered one of the most stressful life events that a person will experience.
No matter how hard you try to make sure that everything goes without a hitch, there are usually unexpected situations that arise and cause you to worry. But even without that, there’s just the general physical and mental strain that you’ll experience from uprooting your whole life and moving it into a new space.
So what can you do? Hopefully with these tips you’ll be able to reduce the amount of stress you’ll feel on this huge day.
Hire a Moving Company
This is probably the most important piece of advice you will ever hear! Even if you think you don’t have that much stuff, why put yourself through the pain and stress of moving everything yourself?
All it takes is one heavy item and the next thing you know you’re living with intense back pain for the following weeks. You’ll need to visit a chiropractic clinic for back pain treatment just so that you can get back to some semblance of a normal life.
Instead of putting you (and potentially your friends and family) through that, hire a moving company instead – they’ll have the right equipment as well as a trained team who will know how to lift things properly without ruining their back.
Use This Chance to Declutter
If you’re worried about that potential backache but don’t want to hire a mover, then consider at least decluttering that way you don’t have as much to move. This is actually a good idea in either case, especially when it comes to packing.
Not only will you have less to pack, but less to unpack as well, making it easier to organize everything in your new home. Basically, you can start your life in your new home on a clean slate! Decluttering first will definitely make moving a lot easier.
Pack an Essentials Bag
Typically you won’t have all your things unpacked the first night after a move. That’s why you should always pack a bag of essentials into something like backpack. Include things like your toothbrush, toothpaste, pyjamas, a change of clothes, and whatever else you use on a daily basis.
This is especially good when moving long distances where there’s the potential for your moving truck to get lost, or if you lose luggage from a plane trip. You just never know!
In this essentials bag consider including a “moving folder” which can include important paperwork about your move, like signed contracts, purchase papers, etc. That way if any questions come up you won’t be caught without the info that you need.
Try to Relax
Moving is never easy. For a while, you’ll feel you’re in a strange place, and it’ll be uncomfortable. Just make sure that you are resting and taking some time for yourself, and things will be back to normal in no time.