Best 10 Tips to Reduce Stress on Moving Day
Moving house is possibly one of the most stressful experiences you will have. Some people do it regularly as they enjoy the feeling of change or they need to move for work. No matter your reason for moving it is important to plan ahead to limit your stress levels as much as possible. Here, we take a look at ten things that you can do to reduce your stress levels on moving day itself.
1. Make a Budget and Stick to it
There are plenty of costs involved and it’s important you know what they are. Make a budget well in advance of the move so that you know what your costs will be and how you are going to deal with them.
Add in a contingency fund for unseen costs.
By doing the above you will limit and unnecessary financial stress or complications during the move itself.
2. Make a to do list
As well as writing a budget, write a long list of everything that you need to do and timetable this out. This will ensure that you don’t forget anything.
Tick the list off as you go and update the list if necessary.
Allocate different jobs on the list to different people in the household. Delegation is important and will make sure no one individual takes on too much work.
3. Leave yourself plenty of time
It’s important to plan ahead and give your time to organise everything. Mainly, this will leave you time to sort through all of your posessions and get rid of anything you might not want to take to your new place.
Use the time to make an inventory of all of your belongings.
4. Have a back up plan
We all know that everything doesn’t always go to plan. Make sure you have a back up plan in case things don’t go quite as you think they might or if something gets in the way.
5. Download a moving checklist
We have already suggested that you create a to-do list. However, using a moving checklist is a great way to stay organised. You may well forget a key thing otherwise. Yes, they are quite general on these lists but they are still certainly worth checking out!
6. Have a document box!
Something that you really don’t want to go missing when you move, and yet seems to be very easy to lose, is your collection of documents. Passports, finance documents, wills, other legal documents etc can be lost in the move process and this will generate stress both looking for them beforehand, worrying about them during the move and panicking afterwards if you cannot find them at the new house. If you have a document box for all of these things and make sure you pit it somewhere prominent, or keep it with you during the move process, you won’t risk losing them.
You should also back all of your documents up electronically, if possible. Scan them in.
7. Prepare everything you need for moving day
Just because it is moving day doesn’t mean that your family won’t need to eat, go to the toilet, drink etc. Pack a kit with all you need for the day which can just be rolled out on the day. This could include snacks, toilet roll, chargers etc.
If you are hungry or thirsty you will be more stressed on the day so make sure you think about this!
8. Make sure you know the new neighbourhod
Moving to a new place by itself can be stressful – what if you don’t know anyone or where anything is?
Make sure you visit the new place regularly before moving there so you are clear where everything is. This will reduce your stress when you are moving all of your stuff in – it will be one less thing to think about.
Introduce yourself to your new neighbours, they may even help you move your things when you arrive.
9. Hire a really good moving company
You might be moving your things yourself, but hirin a removalist is worth the investment. Using professional movers has many benefits including lowering the risk of injury and reducing stress.
Ask them to explain in detail how everything will work. Planning and prepartion before moving day is a sure fire way to get everyting done easier.
Only hire removalists that you have been recommended or that you know have good reviews.
10. Enjoy it!
This might seem a strange thing to say but you are paying a lot of money and it should also be an exciting time, so try and enjoy the experience. When you get to the new house, have a little celebration. You don’t need to start unpacking your things straight away.
So, there we have it. Ten things that you should remember if you want to reduce the levels of stress when you move house. Most of it is about thinking ahead and planning to avoid problems on the day. There will be things that go wrong and things that you cannot foresee, of course there will. However, you might as well get on top of the things that you can foresee happening. Otherwise you will have to deal with these on moving day, along with the unforeseen issues.
We hope you enjoyed the Best 10 Tips to Reduce Stress on Moving Day and if you have any questions let us know.
Good luck with your move and we hope you settle in quickly to your new home!
Published by Peter from Pro Removalisst Brisbane proremovalistsbrisbane.com.au