Certain people breeze through the experience of moving. Others are overwhelmed or nervous. Moving tends to be less stressful if you are well-prepared and in control of the process.
A successful relocation, especially a DIY move, requires planning and recognizing how you handle major changes in your life and how these affect the people surrounding you. We want to offer some basic guidelines for making your move an easy, pleasant and stress-free experience for all involved.
Trim Down the Variables
Even the best-laid plans could be off track. However, one of the best ways to avoid stress is to control the process of moving in a manner that helps to avoid any potential problems or surprises in the least amount possible. Let’s begin with the basics.
Have you decided on an appointment date for your move? Although most long-distance moves take place in the summer months, moves that are not during the peak season are usually more manageable to plan. Based on the time of year, an autumnal move could also be less stressful for your mood and body than one scheduled for the middle of July.
Should you employ a professional moving company or make it your own? There are many options to choose from, each with its pros and cons that are mainly based on the amount you’re moving, the scheduling of availability and the amount you can afford. Take a deep breath, and consider the pros, disadvantages, and costs. Decide if you want to employ movers or form the perfect “crew” to help on the big day.
Are you looking for a new place of work? If possible, allow some time to settle into the new place before the first day of work, whether at the office or via remote. Even if it’s only an extra few days, you’ll be less stressed and more relaxed in not having to deal with two major life events at once. This additional “wiggle room” could also be useful for changing your move date.
Are you planning to drive to your new residence? Make sure you know the possibility of your vehicle needing new tires or an upgrade. Take care of this sooner rather than later, and you’ve solved a further issue. Your car will be grateful as well. Are you unsure what to pack for your car and what you should take in your car? We can help you with that.
Take the Process One Step at a Time
Moving even the simplest things could be overwhelming when considering the whole. Here at New Day Moving, we define it as a “moving process” or “moving process” because it’s an assortment of tiny steps that aim to guide you toward a more significant objective.
Our Moving Checklist is a treasure trove of information about everything from making a successful stoop, or garage sale, to getting your pets at ease, de-cluttering your home by turning off and on your utilities and packing your possessions. You’ll feel more peaceful when you know how to organize the process into manageable steps of activities.
Don’t Bottle Up Your Emotions.
Whatever the motive behind your decision, it’s fine to be unsure about your feelings. A calm, composed attitude is often more stressful than telling the world where you’re feeling. Be aware that the behaviour can affect others around you, like your spouse or children. Giving them comfort may aid in putting things in perspective for you.
Many people find journaling to be a fantastic way to express emotions. You’ll likely be looking back on your journal entries in a few years and be happy about how the outcome was.
Are you worried about moving to a different location and making new friends? This is normal, and we suggest considering our suggestions and tricks for settling into your new neighbourhood.
Think About All the Positives
There’s a lot of room to sprawl out and less work to do. Better schools or a retreat for empty nesters. Helping a family member or stepping up to the top of the corporate ladder. While the circumstances can differ, moving will bring new experiences, relationships, and the chance to begin an entirely new chapter in your life.
Making new friends and learning about popular local spots and places to go can be an exciting adventure. The process of decorating a space can be enjoyable and rejuvenating. Finding an exciting new activity or sport to enjoy can boost your health and boost your spirits. Explore the possibilities, and you might feel more at home faster than you imagine.
If You See a Loved One Struggling, Reach Out
People handle change differently. If you know someone having difficulty dealing with the complexities of moving house or other situations in life in general, let them know you’re there to help them. If they require additional help beyond what you can offer, MentalHealth.gov offers resources to aid you in making a new life and close your book on the things you’ve left behind.