There are many reasons to move, whether you’re moving across the country for a new job, upgrading to a house from an apartment, or moving office locations, it can all be very stressful. While you may be excited about the move, you also face a huge obstacle of getting all of your belongings into heavy boxes to be lugged around. Great White Moving knows how crazy moving can be, so here are a few things you can do to destress yourself before the big move.
After being in one location for a set time, things tend to gather and create clutter. This can be extremely overwhelming when it comes time to actually move. A few weeks before moving, it is recommended that you clear the clutter from your home by organizing things you no longer need or use into three piles: Sell, Donate and Toss. Once you minimize the cutter it becomes easier to breathe and it is less stuff you have to pack up and move. Plus you can score a tax deductible by donating some of your non saleable things to a place like Goodwill or local thrift store. If Goodwill will not accept some of your older items then it is time to toss or throw them away. You might feel yourself feeling sentimental toward some items, but if you have not used it or will not use it in the future then you can more and likely toss that item out. It will help clear up some space and help destress the move.
Get Your Gear
Several weeks before your move, we suggest you start compiling boxes and old newspapers or magazines to wrap around those fragile items and breakable electronics. Great White Moving has plenty of boxes for sale ranging in different sizes for big items and smaller sizes for personal items, but depending on the number you need, it can get very pricey. This is why we recommend stockpiling up on boxes from local stores, or boxes mailed to you as early as possible to help save on cost. Asking friends and family if they have extra boxes lying around can also be beneficial. Also saving newspaper and old magazines about a month or two before your move should give you enough padding to wrap around breakable items to keep them safe throughout the move. Doing both of these will reduce stress because it will help cut cost you will have to spend while moving and makes sure your items get transported safely to their new location.
Plan Your Move
Some people are born natural planners and others are just not. When it comes to moving, no matter who you are, it is a great idea to plan some time to pack up your things before the moving date. You may have had friends that waited until the very last day to pack up their home to try and move it all the next day. Doing this can lead to a very stressful day and make them not want to wait until the last minute again. Having a plan and a set couple of days that are devoted to just packing can be very helpful and reduce the stress that comes when packing. Hire a babysitter to watch the kids, so you can commit to packing and will get things done. The closer you get to the moving date, the more stress you acquire. Getting things done ahead of time will help you feel accomplished and will reduce the stress of moving.