5 Ways To Avoid the Stress of Moving

September 9, 2014

It’s a well-known fact: moving is one of the most stressful situations in life. However, moving to a new home tends to be a necessary evil for many of us, especially depending on our life situation. If you’re getting ready to make a big move, use these tips to stay calm and avoid stress during this pivotal time in your life.

Avoid the Holidays

If you think the holidays are stressful enough, add moving on top of it all and you have a recipe for disaster. Aside from the added stress of moving, you’ll have to deal with a mass amount of traffic, relatives nagging, and packed stores.

You may have time off work during the holidays and think this is the best time to move, but in reality it’s best to avoid the holidays completely.

Get Organized ASAP

The sooner you can organize your moving plans, the better. Being organized and having a schedule in place will calm your nerves about the entire moving process.

Make sure you have a system for packing, for transporting, and for unloading. This will provide you with such great peace of mind during the entire situation.

Don’t Need It? Toss It!

Clutter is quite possibly the top stressor of the moving process. Meaningless toys, clothes, and other household items can ‘clog up’ the moving van, causing more trips. In reality, do you really need all of these items?

It is in your best interest (both monetarily and with regard to your stress levels) to toss any old, unused and unwanted items prior to beginning your packing process. You’ll save money by using fewer boxes and fewer trips back and forth!

Ask For Help

For whatever reason, many individuals feel ashamed to ask for help when moving. Don’t be! Your friends and family can be of great service to you during this crazy time. If you provide pizza, snacks and some drinks, your family and friends should be more than happy to help you out. Besides, it’s much cheaper and easier than hiring a moving company!

Have a Back-Up Plan

From weather to schedule changes to family emergencies, you never know what could affect your moving plans. It is in your best interest to have some sort of a back-up plan in place, just in case.

Use these tips when moving into your brand new Heritage Custom Home in Murfreesboro, TN! Call us today to learn more about our custom-built homes available for you and your family.