The stress you may feel when you are buying your new home is entirely different from the stress you feel once it’s time to move. Yes, moving into a new place can be very exciting, but it can also get pretty hairy at times. Once you have that move-in date set, it almost serves both as a great day ahead and a hard day to prepare for. If you are someone who finds it hard to part with old furnishings any time you move, things can get much tougher than we think at times. Just the task of putting your entire life that you have carried around with you and your family over the years can be very challenging as you come across things that make you nostalgic to say the least. We have here some tips for how to minimize your stress while moving into a new home. We hope you will enjoy these and apply as many as possible to the point your stress level is virtually nonexistent.
Having a home that is full of clutter can be a frustrating thing all on its own. to think of parting ways with some of those items once you start going through them can be even more frustrating, but it must be done. If you think about it, going into a new place with tons of old baggage is like never letting go the things of the past so you can have more room to embrace the wonderful things of the future. Separate things into groups of things you MUST keep and things you simply don’t use anymore and likely forgot you even owned for years already. The things you have forgotten about and/or don’t use anymore can very well be sold or given away to some lucky person who you know will appreciate them. Cutting down on the amount of clutter will make less things you have to pack away and move later on. The less things you have to worry about making space for, the less stress you already have.
#2: Reserve Time for Packing
Sometimes you will just have to take a day or two to really get into the grind of getting everything situated. Trying to manage packing and moving all while in the midst of business meetings and other deadlines will only add to your stress. If you aren’t able to dedicate any time to the task at all, at least bring in some reinforcements to help you get the job done that you can trust their judgment.
#3: BOXES, Never Too Many Boxes
Hopefully, you will know your move-in date or at least a general idea of when it will be, months in advance. Having at least a couple of months in advance will allow you to have plenty of time to get as many boxes as you can. Another thing you are going to need with boxes will be tons of newspaper to protect your glassware and delicate items. Running out of boxes can be an unfortunate disaster that you surely want to avoid. Therefore, go with the theory that there’s never too many boxes and you will have plenty of boxes and newspapers to get everything safely packed and transported.
#4:You MUST Have a Plan
Doing all of the things we have mentioned previously and getting to your moving day without a plan is like planning to stress out for sure. there should either be a centralized place for all of the boxes or every room should have boxes placed in the center of the room. This way, you can be sure to check all closets and other areas to make sure everything has been removed much faster. When moving things into your new place, there are many different methods you could use to make your move more efficient. One good way, is to move things in from the back of the home to the front. This way, you will not have people tripping over the things they have placed in the front room first while next trying to get things to the back of the home.
#5: Definitely Delegate
A great plan without a great execution is just a great failure. if you will not be able to be the one to do this yourself, make sure to have someone you trust to handle the execution of your plan. Having people moving around during the move trying to figure out where they need to go is going to just create a very stressful environment and waste a lot of valuable time.
There are so many things you can do to make sure that you don’t lose your mind during the moving process. However, with the tips we have provided here, you should be fine to continue on without having to worry about too many things.