8 Steps to a less stressful move
Moving can tend to be a stressful process, but it doesn’t have to be if the right steps are taken. Kellogg Movers is a company that can relieve some of that stress associated with moving, as they pride themselves on a guaranteed safe and secure move!
Here are 8 steps to a less stressful move:
Step 1: Asking for help
You would be surprised to find out that many of your family and friends are more than willing to help you pack up your belongings. Not only does having people help reduce the amount of time you have to spend packing, but the company can be a nice relaxer.
Step 2: Allowing enough time
There is no such thing as starting too early when it comes to moving. The more you procrastinate, the harder it will be. Some items you can focus on packing up early are storage rooms and guest rooms, or anything that you know you won’t be touching until you move into the new place.
Step 3: Devising a plan
Whether you have a plan formed in your head, or you write one out, this is a step a lot of people do not take advantage of. By planning when you are going to research and select a moving company or rental truck, set up utilities in your new home, and clean the home you are leaving, you are able to stay more on track.
Step 4: Keeping Organized
Once you have set a plan, staying organized through the process is crucial. From sorting and labeling boxes to keep all of your documents sorted, it’s important to have everything in order and ready to go.
Step 5: Being efficient
While having a plan and staying organized is important, being efficient throughout the move not only cuts time but reduces a great deal of stress. Setting goals and sticking to them is an ideal way to be the most productive.
- Not emptying your dresser drawers, taking them out and then wrapping with plastic wrap
- Leaving clothes on the hanger, folding them into boxes
- Using suitcases to pack, easier to haul
- Take a picture of back of TV or any other device to make sure they are set up correctly again
- Putting together a bag with the essentials of what you’ll need through the move
- Start small
Step 6: Start small
Tackling an entire home can be difficult and that is why starting small is beneficial in making progress. By tackling the little things first, you are able to work up to the bigger things much easier. You are able to manage your stress much better when you make small steps and not overwhelm yourself with large tasks.
Step 7: Staying well rested
You would be surprised to find how much more motivated and willing you are to move when you have had enough sleep. Taking care of yourself by making sure you are eating and taking breaks will make the experience far greater.
Step 8: Hiring movers
If there is room in your budget to hire movers, this can be one of the biggest ways to relieve stress. The heavy lifting can be a lot on your body and many things will require multiple bodies to move. Movers are professionals and know how to effectively pack things up, safely wrap up and transport.