Moving & Stress: Two Peas in a Pod?

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving generally is one of the most hectic things you need to do. It uses your free time, and although it works out in the end, it may lead to the necessity to find a punching bag or take up yoga.

Being a professional moving company in Austin, we've seen a myriad of moves, both simple and frantic, and we have some suggestions to help you avoid the tension of moving.

1. Accept that the pressure exists. Not accepting that you are currently distressed could make you more stressed. Stress is usual and natural and working through it will require accepting it is present.

2. Grant yourself plenty of time to get everything accomplished. It can take most people a couple of days to pack up a studio or one bedroom, three to four for two bedrooms, or five to six for 3 bedrooms. For those who have a lot of stuff, then it could take a bit longer. If you have to get moving cartons, make sure to order or buy them well in advance, and have a plan for if you run out. Consult with your local moving company in Austin, as they could have used boxes around. Plan the utility changeover well ahead of time. It's also wise to allow for a day or two to clean the home you are departing.

3. Have a plan. Work out how you should arrange things for the best results. Some people require lots of to-do lists, lots of people could search for a moving app for their smartphone. Create due dates for each stage of the move and set them early enough that blowing them won't be a catastrophe. Furthermore have a distinct plan for what's going inside which box. Tag your cartons clearly and consistently, to help you explain the labels to the movers. Label everything that is breakable. Plan what room everything is going to in the new place and label boxes properly. The majority of professional movers will happily set everything marked "Kitchen" in the kitchen area for you.

4. Never hesitate to ask for aid or hire a moving company to help. Don't do all the things on your own. Younger kids can help, however, you might need to find suitable bribes to encourage them. Ask your buddies and relatives for help. Hire professional movers in Austin for the heavy lifting, though, rather than relying on anyone's goodwill. In case you are rather busy and might afford it, think about hiring the moving company to complete a handful of or all the packing also.

5. Be ready to let things go. Moving is an excuse to clear out items which happen to be sitting in your house quite a while because of absolute inertia. If you have a worn-out piece of furniture, at this point may be the time to kick it to the curb and get a replacement once you move. Electronic devices that will not work? Books you have not read in ten years? Things you utterly failed to remember you had? Sell what you can and give away the rest. Pick a charitable organization that does pick up if you can.

6. Be sure to allow for recovery time. Moving usually takes over your life. Many people realize they don't have sufficient time to get enough rest during the move. Or they don't do anything whatsoever but work, move, and be worried about the move. Give a bit of slack with your plan allowing you to get out for a meal, take the kids to a fun activity, and so on.

7. If moving to a different neighborhood or a new city, be a tourist for a bit. Spend some time searching for places to eat you simply must try, points of interest you want to go to. Make a list of the places to eat and choose one you really like the thought of, then arrange to visit the day after you move when you don't have your kitchen unpacked yet.

8. Remain in shape. Moving boxes might help your exercise routine, however if you do a morning walk, keep doing your morning program. In case you need to pack your fitness equipment, get a temporary replacement. Perhaps get a free trial at a workout center. At the very least, take a quick stroll every day to emerge from the moving tasks. Workouts are proven to decrease stress.

Moving may be stressful, however the 8 ideas above can help you lessen the anxiety and turn it into an adventure. Keep in mind that professional movers can help with just as much or as little of the move as required, and your local mover in Austin could be a terrific resource for anything from tips and tricks to moving supplies. Additionally, don't forget this is a temporary circumstance and your life will get back to normal quickly enough.


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