5 Stress Busting Tips for Moving to a New Home

Moving can be extremely stressful, whether it’s across the country or across town. It would be different if all you had to do was pick up and move. But it’s not that simple. You have to pack, declutter, take care of turning off and on utilities, and still go to work and carry on with your everyday life in the meantime. No wonder, most Americans are stressed during a move. The key, it is said, is to be organized. With that in mind, read on below for the top stress-busting tips for moving to your new home to be revealed.

Hire Help

Whether you just want basic house moving services or the full deal with packing included, it’s best to ask for help from somewhere like Allied Van Lines from the very beginning. A lot of the stress associated with moving comes from trying to pack and move the stuff yourself with very little to no help. Hiring help can be half the battle and help you have a stress-free move.

Create a Checklist

After deciding whether to hire help or handle the move yourself, the very next thing you need to do is create a checklist of the tasks you need to get done and the time they need to be done by. Outline every detail of what needs to be done before, during and after your move. Then check them off as they are completed. You will be surprised how stress-free and fulfilled you will be when you see those checkmarks starting to fill up the page.

Purge and Declutter

Most of us have at least a little bit of notice when we are making a big move. Take your time and purge and declutter your home. If you run across an item in your closet that you don’t even remember having, then it’s probably time to throw it away, don’t you think? Create three piles. One for donation. One for trash and one for stuff that can be sold or put on consignment somewhere. Decluttering and purging will not only make your move easier, it will ensure that your new home isn’t cluttered before you even have time to unpack.

Label Every Box

The last thing you need when the move is over, and you are trying to unpack is to find the bathroom stuff in the kitchen and the living room stuff in the bathroom. To prevent yourself from running from room to room putting stuff up, label your boxes and never pack things willy-nilly. In other words, you don’t want to start unpacking and find a soup ladle in with the body wash. Take the extra time to pack the right way and you won’t have near as much stress when it’s time to unpack and organize your new home.

Save Essentials for Last

Lastly, you want to make sure that you save the essentials for last. Things that you are going to need on your first night in your new home, need to be kept separate from the stuff that you can start unpacking after work the next day.

These are just a few of the top stress-busting tips for moving from one home to the other. From hiring a reliable moving company to saving the essentials packing for last, you will find these tips a stress reliever during your next move. Happy Moving Day!

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