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How to Stay Relaxed During a Move

It’s no secret, this transitional period can be very stressful. It requires a lot of careful planning, monetary investment and precise execution. One small mistake can reverberate into a big disaster.

But wait! While moving is indeed challenging, it’s not impossible. Thousands of people do it each year, and if they can do it, you can too! It’s just a matter of doing things right and taking it in perspective. But first you need to calm down and keep a levelled head. If you tackle this with a frantic attitude and a panicked mind then chances are, you’ll slip up or forget something along the way.

Don’t worry though because there are ways to stay relaxed throughout this whole process, and today we’ll tell you how.

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Tips for staying relaxed during a relocation:

  • Do it step by step
    Trying to do too much, too quickly is the best recipe for stress. List down everything that you need to do and do it step by step. Create segments in the list and celebrate little achievements. This way, you’ll be better organized and properly motivated.
  • Create a timeline
    Now that you’ve written down everything that needs to be done, it’s to identify when exactly it needs to be done. Adding specific dates to your task list will help you monitor the progress of your move. It will also serve as your guide as to what you should already be doing at any given time. The result? Less panic. Less stress.
  • Sit down and analyze your belongings
    One of the best ways to relieve stress is to literally lighten your burden. This means lessening your load and getting rid of the stuff you don’t need. Don’t pack items that you won’t be using anymore. Instead, give them to someone else, consider selling them for a profit or just simply throw them away. It’s a liberating task and it will even save you money by reducing the weight of your shipment (professionals charge according to weight and volume).
  • Donate your old things to charity
    Helping other people is always a sure-fire way to feel good about yourself. Instead of putting your old clothes in the rubbish pile, put them in a box and donate them to the less fortunate. There’s something very calming about the thought of making another person smile.
  • Have fun whenever you can
    9 out of 10 people enjoy playing with bubble wrap. Neat freaks, relish the task of organizing and labelling things. Goofballs find fun in bugging the neat freaks. There’s something for everyone! Find small tasks that entertain you and get inspiration from them. Fun keeps you going when everything seems miserable.
  • Ask for help
    It’s not easy doing things on your own. If you’re moving with your family, ask them to help with packing. Children can do their share and they can even entertain you in the process. But for those who are single and doing everything on their own, organizing and packing can be turned into a party. Call your best friends over and ask them to help you. They will surely contribute to a more relaxed experience.
  • Say no to clutter
    Clutter causes panic and worry. If you know that you’re going to be packing soon, try to be as neat as you can. This way, packing your things will not be as stressful because you know exactly where everything is.
  • Find reliable professionals
    Full service companies
     will help you to stay calm. They’ll help you every step of the way and take away a lot of the stress that you would otherwise have to deal with if you were doing things on your own.

It‘s possible to stay relaxed and calm during a move. Relocation doesn’t have to be all blood, sweat and tears. Face every challenge with a smile and plan your every move. It is not an easy task but once you accomplish it the rewards will be great.

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Ariane is a proficient moving advisor. She has experience in corporate, individual and special relocations, and is well-versed in coordinating moves, packing tips and shipment estimations.
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