There’s little more anxiety provoking than a stressful moving day. The very best moving company employees play somewhat of a double role. Aside from their regular jobs, they also have the role of therapist to customers who are going through one one of the most stressful times in their lives.
Whether you’re a serial mover (we’ve had customers come back to us year after year) or you’re reluctant to leave the place you call home, moving can be anything from a major hassle to a trigger for an anxiety attack. Regardless of where you stand on the spectrum, there are ways to make moving a lot less stressful.
A lot of people are reluctant to begin the moving process until they know exactly when their new home will close or until after the lease is signed. You don’t have to. We suggest that you start packing as soon as you can. On average, each member of the family will require 20-30 moving boxes. If you have four family members and you have 30 days to pack, that means packing around four boxes per day. Of course, the moving company can help you pack or do it all.
You’ll also want to change your address and notify schools, doctors, veterinarians, etc. When you arrange for your utilities to be turned on, make sure there is some overlap. You’ll need power in both homes until you’re ready to vacate your old one, and that includes cleaning.
Get to know your new neighborhood
Take a break and get to know your new neighborhood. Try out a local coffee shop. Knock on your immediate neighbors’ doors just to say hello. Figure out where the supermarkets are and places to walk your dogs. Now might be a good time to sign up for Nextdoor.
Get help on a stressful moving day
Moving day is stressful no matter when and how you do it, but hiring a mover can dramatically shorten the stress. Instead of days and weeks of packing and hauling items to your new place, a moving company can get the entire move done in a single day. If you’d like help packing, it might require another day.
The moving day isn’t the only time you might want to get help. Recruit friends or hire a housekeeper to help you clean up.
Notify friends and old neighbors
With cellphones, social media and email, you almost have to want to lose touch with friends. But what about all the people you’ve taken for granted all this time, such as neighbors, people at your favorite cafes, people you only know from the dog park, etc. Let everyone you care at all about know that you’re moving. If you aren’t ready to exchange phone numbers, follow each other on social media.
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