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How to Make Moving Less Stressful

Moving is one of the most stressful life experiences we can undertake. Packing up the house and arranging the transport of your furniture, appliances, and belongings to a new home requires careful planning and execution. Essentially, you’re starting again in a new location, and for many people, it can be hard to accept this change. Fortunately, we have a few tips to help streamline the process, manage your stress, and remove some anxiety before the big move.

How to Make Moving Less Stressful

Plan the Timeline

Packing and moving from one home to another requires time and planning. The timeline removes unexpected problems along the way. Keep in mind, that you’ll need time to pack up.

  • An apartment: around two days to pack up.
  • Single-family home: three or four days
  • A three or four-bedroom house: up to a week

Get Organized and Stay Organized

Pack strategically and label boxes to reduce stress and anxiety when moving into your new home. Ensure you have enough packing supplies and boxes on hand for the task.

Visit local grocery stores or malls and look for empty boxes you can use to pack up your home before the move. Or order new moving boxes if you have the budget. Don’t leave this to the last minute.

Friends and Family Members

If your family or friends owe you a favor, now’s the time to cash in your chips. There’s nothing wrong with asking for help. Just ensure you give them enough notice.

Tell your friends about the move two or three weeks before the big day and ensure you can rely on them to show up. Remember, you might have to repay the favor in the future.

Hire a Moving Company

You’ll also need time to arrange the moving company. Don’t leave that to the last minute. Book the service at least a month or two in advance. This is so you don’t waste time calling around different movers in a desperate attempt to secure the service on the week of your big move.

Dragging boxes in and out of your home to your car and making several trips to your new place is hard work. You’ll also need to find a friend with a truck to carry your furniture or rent a flatbed to move the heavy stuff. Why go through all that stress when you can hire moving professionals to do it for you?

They pack everything up, load the moving truck, and deliver it to your new place. They’ll also carry all your boxes, furniture, and appliances into your new home. This will reduce the physical stress associated with the move. It will cost you, but it’s worth the money to reduce the stress on moving days.

Get some Sleep

There’s nothing more stressful than moving when you feel tired. It adds to the anxiety of the day and makes it harder to focus on the task at hand. Get a good night’s sleep before the move, and you’ll have the energy to get things done.

Avoid taking sleeping pills or melatonin supplements if you don’t use them regularly. They can make you feel groggy on the moving day. If you’re having trouble getting to sleep, listen to a guided meditation on YouTube before falling asleep.

Creating a Stress-Free Moving Experience

It’s important to remember that moving is a stressful event. To reduce the emotional stress of moving, follow these simple guidelines. Enjoy your new home and get ready to meet new people without feeling overwhelmed, and hopefully, you won’t need to do this again for a long time!

Clark Storage – Best and Most Secured Storage Units in the Area

Our family business objective is to provide you with the best service and facilities in a secure location. As you get to know our facilities, you will note they were selected for your ease of access, location, and security. Please let us know how we can continue to improve your storage needs and fulfill your high expectations. We have storage units in Council Bluffs, Glenwood, and Pacific Junction. Contact us today. We are also offering a Move-In Referral Program, click here for more information.