Those of you who know me personally, or have followed this blog for a long time, will know that we have moved a lot! We have moved houses, cities, countries, continents and back again! And if there’s one thing I can confirm it’s that moving day is hard, but it can also be fun! Here are 5 ways to make moving day less stressful and not suck!
Disclaimer: This is a contributed post that I’ve added my own thoughts and opinions to.
Tips to Make Moving Day Less Stressful … and Not Suck!
Moving house isn’t the smoothest process in the world for everyone – especially if you’re doing it for the first time. If you’re not experienced in this kind of activity, then it’s going to feel like just straight into the deep end. Buying a house and getting everything sorted can feel quite tedious when you are in the midst of it all. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way if you don’t want it to. The stages can be simplified and the stress can be removed if you just spread things out a little and understand what needs to be done.
When it comes to the big day and you’re finally ready to move, a little anxiety may come in and it may negatively affect how things go. If you get a few things sorted in advance, it can remove nearly all doubts you might have and it’ll allow the entire situation to become much smoother. Here are five things you can do to help this along and make moving day less stressful for everyone:
1. Plan It All Out
If you know what you’re heading into, it makes the entire day so much easier. When things are all up in the air and not organized, the chaos might drive you insane. Literally plotting out what happens from start to finish could literally save your skin. Some parts of the day might end up being a little awkward if you don’t have things handled in every department.
2. Get Help From Friends And Family
Don’t be a martyr! There will be people out there who can help you out and will ask for very little in return. If a friend or a family member has a free day, then perhaps you could ask them to lend a hand at some point during the day. It doesn’t even have to be physical labour – perhaps a few words of advice might come in handy. There will be dozens who have been there and done it before.
One of the best things you can do to make moving day less stressful is to ask someone to watch your kids for you, be it a relative or close friend. Kids love to ‘help’ but if they are really young it can be harder to have them “helping you” than it needs to be. Knowing they are taken care of can be one less stress for you to deal with on the day!
3. Bring In The Professionals
Thankfully, there are plenty of firms around that can help you with the move if you have lots of items to shift. They will also just guide you through a few steps so that things won’t be so hectic. If you take a look at the likes of Bekins Moving Solutions local moving services, you’ll be able to see all of the great work that these kinds of firms put in. If you’re struggling, then it’s best to call people that are perfectly suited to this job.
We once had a moving company come in and pack up our whole house, load it up, then unpack it into the new house! This was without a doubt the best moving house experience.
4. Keep Yourselves Topped Up With Energy
It’s very easy to lose control and get upset when you don’t have energy in your system. If this is ever the case, you need to make sure that you have food and water stored somewhere. Have a big breakfast, too, as you’re going to need to boost your energy levels as much as you can. Ensure also that you have a lot of sleep the night before.
Also, make time to stop and get yourself a takeaway that first night in your new home! The best takeaway meal ever is the first one in your new home when you are surrounded by boxes, starving, and exhausted. Trust me! And don’t forget the wine!
5. Approach The Day With A Positive Outlook
And this one for me is one of the most important (not just on moving day, but in life!) If you view everything from a pessimistic viewpoint, you’re going to be upset when the slightest of problems occur. Be positive and optimistic – smile and laugh through the entire day as it’s so much better that way.
I hope you’ve found these tips on how to make moving day less stressful and not suck useful! If you have any other tips you’d like to share, let me know in the comments.