Eliminate the Stress of Moving
Everyone knows how stressful moving to a new home can be. Disorganization only compounds that stress. No homeowner wants helpers or movers to show up when things are not fully packed or ready to go. Through a little bit of pre-planning and organization, any move can go smoothly and make the entire process of starting a new chapter of life a little easier and more enjoyable.
Start With a Plan
You’ve just started house shopping or just listed your own home for sale. It’s time to write down a list of things that need to be completed before you walk out of the door for the last time. Things on this list could include deep cleaning, repairs, financial tasks, changing addresses on important accounts, and packing lists. Knowing exactly what needs to get done before you leave will give you valuable peace of mind.
Give Yourself Time
It’s tempting to procrastinate everything related to moving, but the last minute scramble will make you regret not taking advantage of the time you had. Giving yourself as much time to complete all of your tasks is of the utmost importance to avoid additional stress. Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed with all that needs to be completed before the move by starting small and taking things one step at a time. Methodically move through your list one task at a time, instead of trying to tackle the whole list at once.
Create a Schedule
If you have the luxury of time or the excitement of an unexpected move, a schedule will become your best friend. First, figure out how much time you have before you must be out of your current home and find out if you are able to move directly into your new home or if there is a gap between your move out date and your move in date. Once you have that information you can create your schedule. Try to estimate the amount of time it will take to do things like deep cleaning and minor repairs or painting. As a general rule, it’s best to have more time than you need instead of less time than you need, plan accordingly.
A packing schedule is also an invaluable tool during a move. Knowing what to pack and when will help you keep track of your items. Anyone who has ever moved will tell you how frustrating it is to not know which box your items are in. With a packing schedule and labels, you will know where to find what you’re looking for.
Knowing what needs to be done first and what can wait until the end will ease stress through the moving process. Things like packing your everyday toiletries can wait until the last night, while things like decluttering and deep cleaning should happen fairly early in the moving process.
Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed with this new adventure. If you are prepared, you will get everything done and will have the peace of mind that you need. Take a break from packing and cleaning and do something that makes you happy. Whether that’s taking a bubble bath, going to a movie or just taking a walk through your town, allow yourself to let go of inevitable stress and frustrations that come with moving for a few hours.
In the end, a move is an adventure and not something that happens frequently for the majority of readers. We hope that these tips make your move run a little smoother!
Garage Solutions of Arizona is a Phoenix based garage storage and organization business dedicated to helping homeowners maximize the space in the garage.
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Another article you may want to read “Your Start-to-Finish Guide to Moving“