How to Make Moving Less Stressful

Let’s face it – moving can be a really stressful process no matter what time of year you’re relocating during. There’s constant anxiety that you’re missing something, packing something too early, or running out of time while you’re packing. 

Once you’re done that, you can lose track of where you put what or if you misplaced something along the way. Coordinating movers can also be a pain if you’re not sure what to look for, and knowing who to trust can be a challenge in and of itself. On top of this, moving your home base in general is enough to put you under emotional strain or stress. 

We’ve just listed out a bunch of reasons why moving can be a pain, but it doesn’t have to be. Though your move might never be completely free from stress as a whole, there is a lot you can do to make yourself less stressed and more confident in your process from start to finish. Though there might always be a little uncertainty while you head to a new place or while packing up your items, a little can go a long way if you take measures beforehand to make your move a little more smooth and simple – even if you’re getting a little emotional about your move itself (which is normal!). 

Tips to Take the Stress Out of Moving

There are a lot of different aspects of moving that can be really stressful or hard to coordinate, especially if you have children or pets, or if you’re going on a long-distance moving journey. From packing up an entire house to sorting through items to get rid of, to actually traveling to your new place and unpacking all of your things, it’s undoubtedly a lot to handle. However, with some advance planning, you can make your process a lot easier for yourself. The following are some of the best moving tips to make your move easy and as least stressful as possible. 

  • Accept that Moving is Stressful!

This might seem like a silly tip to put first (we’re trying to lower stress, after all), but a big part of making moving go smoothly is accepting that not everything is going to be perfect, and that you might hit some snags on your way. Be realistic in the expectations that you set for yourself and for your packing and moving process as a whole. Don’t overdo it, push yourself too far, or take on too much at once. 

  • Check-in on Yourself

Don’t ignore your own needs or emotions throughout your moving process. If you’re tired, sick, or just don’t feel up to packing physically, don’t push your body beyond what it’s currently capable of. You’ll have your items packed up and will be good to go in no time – don’t worry! You got this. Take the breaks and rest that you need. 

  • Make Room for Moving Emotions

From an emotional point of view, it’s important to address and work through any feelings you might have regarding the relocation and your transition to a new place. Sometimes, you might just have to push through whatever emotions come up while you’re packing up your things to get things done, but don’t forget to address and work through them. Not addressing how you feel will only cause more unnecessary stress on top of what could be a tumultuous transitional period for you. 

  • Declutter Your Home. 

This might not seem like a big deal, but decluttering your home and getting rid of items you don’t really use or want can take a ton of stress out of your relocation. From just face value, you’ll have less stuff to pack and transport, but on a deeper level, getting rid of unneeded things will let you feel less stressed and will make your move a lot easier. 

Take some time to declutter and organize items you eliminate from various areas of your home. Sort them into what will be donated, sold, recycled, or given away to make things more streamlined and organized. You’ll save yourself a lot of time and energy with all of these items safely out of the way.

  • Stay Organized

From decluttering to packing to scheduling your moving timeline, staying organized is key. This can mean anything from sorting your items, taking things room by room and always labeling your boxes as you pack, or by planning out your route or assessing the parking situation at your new home ahead of time. Keeping yourself organized makes a huge difference and will lessen your stress and make moving overall easier for you. 

Now that you’ve gotten some tips on making moving less stressful and easier overall, it’s time to book your movers and get the show on the road. If you’re looking for the best Ohio moving company for your household or business, see what RLDMoving & Storage can do for you today. We’ll give you the best pricing, best service, and best overall moving experience possible from start to finish. Contact us today to see what we can do for you!

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