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3 Practical Tips To Make Your Move Less Stressful

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Major life changes are exciting but they also come with stress. Moving to a new home is one of those events.  Before the stress starts piling up, remember and accept the fact that stress is normal and part of the moving process. It doesn’t have to consume you or rob you of the joy of moving to your new place brings.  Here are a few practical tips to help you make your move less stressful and more enjoyable!

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Create a moving checklist

Who doesn’t love crossing items off a to-do list? When making a major move – whether across town, across the state, or across the country, a carefully crafted checklist will help you maintain your sanity and ensure every step is completed when it should be.

Not sure where to start? You could create your own OR you can save time and eliminate stress by using ours! Get our moving checklist here.

Organize. Organize. Organize.

Whether you’re a fan of Marie Kondo or not, the woman famous for organizing offers some good advice and encouraging words about organizing your possessions and really your life. She says that to get rid of what you no longer need is neither wasteful nor shameful. Keeping the items that “spark joy” is a great way to reduce clutter in your new home and it can save you time and energy when it’s time to pack up and move. Organizing your household items several days or weeks ahead of your move is a smart play, especially if you want to sail through moving day.

Let’s make it practical and easy now- simply go room by room, sorting your belongings into a few piles, namely keep, toss, and donate. Not only a liberating experience, it’ll seriously reduce what needs to be packed, moved, and unpacked on the other end.

Having a packing plan in place

And speaking of packing, when it comes to packing up your home, there are a couple options to choose from. You could pack up every single item yourself or with the aid of your friends and family. You could also hire professional packers to take care of it for you.

If you’re comfortable packing your household items up and won’t worry about doing it right or having enough time – great. Here are a couple ways to make it less stressful. Start packing right away. Don’t wait until the week before or a few days prior to moving day. You should start several weeks out, if possible.  We also recommend packing one room at a time. If you start packing up multiple rooms at the same time, you will feel like you’re running around like a chicken without its head- really. Work your way through your home- one room at a time. Carefully label each box as well.

If you’re short on time or worry that you won’t do it properly, why not hire a professional packing service? Using industry experts will ensure your fragile belongings and all your goods are packed properly and you won’t have to touch the bubble wrap, packing tap, or a box.

A final word on taking the stress out of moving

In the hustle and bustle of moving, don’t forget to take care of yourself during the process. Eat healthy (skip the fast food), drink plenty of water, and sleep. And if you really want to ace the stress-less moving, hire a reputable moving company who offers moving and packing services.

At Changing Spaces Moving, Inc., we are a locally owned and family-operated moving company that has been serving the Greater Birmingham and Huntsville metros since 2003.

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