3 Ways to Reduce Stress Before a Big Move

3 Ways to Reduce Stress Before a Big Move

Moving is a big change, and moving across the country is even bigger. While many people manage to make the move without too much trouble, others struggle with the stress of packing up their belongings, finding new jobs and homes in a new city or state, adjusting their finances to fit their new living situations, and learning how everything works in their new surroundings.

That said: It doesn’t have to be so hard! There are several ways you can prepare yourself for this life-altering experience before it happens so that when it does roll around you’ll be ready.

Here are some ways you can reduce the stress of your big move before and during the transition:

1.      Prioritize Packing

When you’re packing, start with the items that are most important to you and work your way down the list. It’s not only smart to pack these items first, it’s also easier to pack them when they’re at the forefront of your mind.

Pack your most fragile items with careful attention so that they don’t get squished or damaged by heavier items. Things like books and shoes should be labeled “heavy” so anyone helping on moving day can easily know how they should lift and stack the box. Labeling all boxes with stickers or scotch tape so that everyone knows where each box belongs within the new house before it gets packed up again!

Packing high-priority items before lower-priority ones will also help keep yourself organized during this stressful period as well as save time during transit wondering where those items ended up in the pile.

2.      Prepare kids and pets for the move

Your children may have questions about your upcoming move. Whether they are scared, worried, or even angry that they have to leave their friends it’s important to answer their questions honestly so they know what to expect during this time of transition.

It can be difficult for animals too when owners are forced to relocate due to job transfers or other reasons. If you’re taking your four-legged friend with you to your new destination, there are ways you can ease their anxiety before moving day arrives. This includes extra cuddle time, taking them to the new spot beforehand so they can scope it out if possible, bringing familiar items – toys and bedding to your new location, and trying to keep as regular a schedule as possible.

3.      Sort through mail and paperwork

Before you move, sort through all your mail and paperwork. There’s nothing more stressful than moving into a new home and having to deal with a stack of unopened bills, letters, and more. To help cut down on stress before your move, make an inventory of everything you want to keep and give away. Then, once you have time to sit down and sort through it all, arrange the list in order of importance so you know exactly what needs to be dealt with first. Do not just throw things out without knowing where they will end up! It can be frustrating when something suddenly disappears during a move only for it to turn up later when searching for something else or being used as packing material by mistake.

Moving is a stressful time for everyone. But with the right preparation, you can lessen the stress for yourself and your family. We hope these tips will help make your next move a little less stressful!

Affordable Florida Movers has multiple decades of experience and a foundation of trust, which ensures your move will be performed quickly and efficiently by an experienced team of movers who put you and your family first.

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