No one looks forward to moving. Most of us dread all the work and packing that goes into this necessary task. Although there’s not much you can do to make moving fun, there are plenty of things you can do to take the bite out of moving. All it takes is a little planning and a headstart to de-stress the moving process.
We all know the early bird gets the worm. This is no secret. However, what many of us don’t realize is that this philosophy applies to the moving process as well. The sooner you start the ball rolling the less stressful the whole process will be. If you wait until the last minute, expect to be anxious, tired, and stressed to the max. A little extra time takes the hurry out of hurrying and allows you to begin the packing process with more thoughtfulness and insight.
Plan & Organize
The first step of the process is the planning phase. Determine what needs to be done. It’s a good idea to write everything down, even little notes and reminders. If you are shipping a car you will need to contact the vehicle transport company as soon as possible so that you know what to expect, how much everything costs, and what services will be included in the transport. This is not a task that should be left to be completed at the last minute. You don’t want to end up with a vehicle transport rig that hasn’t had its prv testing california, you need to know that your vehicle will be transported on a rig that’s in sound condition from the fuel system to the tires.
Use Only What You Need
Once it gets down to the wire, limit the household items that you use to only those that you absolutely need. Anything that can be packed away should be. Try to spend those last few days using minimal household things so that you can pack as much as possible. A few cups, plates, bowls, and silverware should suffice for kitchen items, and a few days worth of clothes should do the trick for personal belongings. Pack everything else.
Moving is not fun for most people but there are things that you can do to make the process a lot easier and less stressful. Start the moving process early by planning and organizing your move. Downsize your use of as many household items as you can so that you can pack as much as possible and plan any important details as early as possible. The more you do to take the stress out of moving the easier the whole process will be.