Moving is considered one of the most stressful situations people deal with. Someone who has gone through the frustration of moving may argue that a stress-free move is not feasible. However, it is also inevitable, so the best approach is to make it as stress-free as possible. While you may not be able to eliminate all of the stress, there are steps you can take to make it a less taxing experience.
Here are three steps to taking some of the stress out of moving.
1. Hire a moving company.
Moving companies offer all different levels of service. You can have them do everything from packing your things to unpacking at your new home to only loading the truck. Phoenix moving companies have years of experience with long-distance moves, including interstate or cross-country moves. The moving industry is rapidly growing as more people realize how much easier a relocation can be with moving professionals. Professional movers are experienced and have professional insurance should anything happen to your belongings. They provide peace of mind knowing you’ll have all the help and space you need, and you’ll be able to get it all done in your desired timeframe. Bringing family and friends to help can work and doesn’t cost anything, but they aren’t always reliable, and trying to coordinate everyone’s schedules can add more stress to the move instead of less.
2. Be prepared for the work.
Getting settled in your new home takes work, and you will be on your feet a lot. Even with movers, you’ll be on your feet a lot the days leading up to the move, moving day, and the days following the move. Buying shoe orthotic inserts is a simple and affordable way to prepare better and make the experience less physically taxing. Most people assume these are only for people with arch problems that cause chronic foot pain. However, they are inserts that can go in whatever gym shoes you are wearing that day to provide extra cushion and support. Putting inserts in your shoes before moving day can make the entire experience far less painful.
3. Get as much done ahead of time as you can.
Don’t wait until the day of the move to get things done. Get everything packed, labeled, and organized to go on the truck before it arrives. A month before the move, rent a storage unit near the new house and move all of your outdoor and seasonal stuff there to get it out of the way. These things stay in long-term storage anyway, so you don’t need them right when moving. They will add more work the day of the move that is avoidable. After you are moved into the new house and figured out where you’re going to keep everything, you can move over the things from the storage unit, and they can go right where they are going to live at your new house.
Moving is a taxing experience. It can also be expensive, which may add more stress. However, spending money strategically can make the whole day more manageable. Spending money on a moving company will be far more efficient than spending money on the truck, boxes, blankets, and dolly, and then hoping you have enough help to make it happen in one day, so you don’t have to pay extra for the truck. If you plan correctly, you can be comfortable in your bed at your new house by the end of the day without having to worry about moving more the next day or having to sleep at a hotel because you have nowhere to sleep that first night.