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How to Reduce the Stress of Moving to a New House

Moving is something everyone can agree that can be stressful. The stress can occur the moment your first box is packed to the movers being hired. If you have moved your family too many times to count, you probably even still worry every time you think about packing up your current home and moving into a new one. You can easily reduce the stress during a move by checking out these useful tips and suggestions that will ensure you and your family’s move is calm and serene as it can be.

Keeping Your Stress in Check

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If you are already feeling stressed about the idea of moving, ask family and friends to help you. There are somethings you should keep in mind if you do ask your family and friends for help.

It’s critical to keep your move as stress-free as possible so your family and friends can enjoy their time with you. Moving can sometimes be a terrible experience for everyone involved, including those that are there to help you move. So, during the move try to find ways to keep your stress in check.

Get Organized

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Being organized with your move sounds like common sense, but often you might find yourself running out of time to properly plan and organize your move. Moving is like managing a huge project on top of your other regular activities within your life.

The best way to go about being organized is to use a planning schedule to help you prepare for your move. It will help you feel less stressed and more organized to get everything into your new home.

Check out this Moving Checklist with some tips for moving!

Start Early

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Try to plan your move weeks in advance. Starting earlier will give you extra time to figure out any issues, hiring a moving company, and to start gathering packing supplies.

A move can be less stressful when you plan eight weeks in advance, but anything less you might find yourself becoming anxious and need more time to get everything done in order to move.

If you plan on making a last-minute move, make sure you have time off from your regular every day duties and work in order to finish your tasks before the moving day arrives.

Think Through It All

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One of the ways to help reduce stress on moving is thinking through all the what if scenarios and coming up with some problem-solving plans if these scenarios occur. For example, what if the moves don’t show up that you booked weeks in advance? Do you have a backup plan, such as other movers in place? What if the truck you requested to rent isn’t at the lot when you go to pick it up?

Many things can go wrong and often they will. To avoid stress, make sure you keep a list of back-up movers, rental agencies, and friends you can call if you need help.

Take a Time Out

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There is a lot to do for moving, and the last thing you are thinking of doing is taking a time out. However, it is much needed time to catch a breath and do something that is fun and relaxing to wind you down.

It can be a half hour here and there. In the end the time will go a long way ensuring you don’t feel overwhelmed. In between all the packing and sorting, take some time to yourself to relax and have some fun.

Be Positive About the Move

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Enjoying the moment about moving may seem not possible, but moving can always be a thought of something that brings good change within your life. An opportunity of change can be coming in the form of moving to a new location, a new job, or getting away from a bad experience.

Savor the experience and think about all the positive that can come from the chance and the change you are creating for new opportunities. You are stepping away from the familiar and that can bring plenty of new positive things within your life.

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