In addition to bringing change and chaos into your life with a new home and new adventures awaiting, moving is an exciting time. To help reduce stress and anxiety of moving, we at Good Time Moving & Storage would like to offer some tips.
Start to Pack Early
A lot of the stress surrounding moving boils down to one thing, and that is time. With much to do in a relocation and a limited amount of time to do it in, time is a delicate nature. This is why getting a jump on your move is critical. Start the packing process if you give yourself a few weeks to pack. Along with that sense of nagging urgency, your stress level will drop, if you give yourself a few weeks to pack.
Purge Before Packing
You will have less to move and less to pack and unpack when purging unwanted and unneeded possessions. Before packing, taking the time to purge is essential. Room by room, start by going through your belongings. Categorize everything you own into boxes that are labeled as followed:
– Trash / recycle
– Donate to charity / Give away
You can also even reduce your moving bill in addition to feeling far more organized. There is no need to pay to move items you don’t want or don’t use anymore after all.
What Should I Start Packing First?
Start the packing process in your least-used rooms and pack up your most-used rooms closer to moving day to reduce stress. With this approach, it tends to provide the least disruption to your everyday life. This includes packing up storage areas, such as attics, sheds, and garages, first. Move on to guest rooms and the closets that you do not visit often next. For last, the most used spaces in your home such as kitchen, living room, bedrooms, and bathrooms.
What Supplies are Needed for Moving?
To potentially help you save money or time, but it’ll add to your stress level, trying to shove things into too-small boxes or conserving bubble wrap may be the downfall. Do not skimp on packing supplies while it may be tempting. In addition to using plenty of packing paper, bubble wrap, tape, and sturdy boxes in various sizes, the correct supplies help ensure your belongings get to your new home safely. Help reduce your anxiety by not worrying about your objects breaking.
Pack a Little at a Time
Being all understandable, it may all just seems a bit overwhelming. Though moving is seemingly easy, sometimes, taking small steps can help you get going in the right direction. You still have to take one step at a time, just remember that even if you are walking over a mountain. Your stress level should fall is you apply this philosophy to moving. Even packing up the contents of a single drawer or all the books on one shelf, doing little things will add up quickly. You can focus on the task at hand rather than worrying about how you’re going to get it all done when you have given yourself enough time to take small steps.