Every family copes with different things in different ways, but I think that there’s one thing that we can all agree on: Moving is incredibly stressful. It doesn’t matter whether this is your first time moving or you’ve done it ten times before. You are never going to be completely prepared, and things are always going to go wrong. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t things that you can do to avoid this, make life a little easier, and ease your stresses. Here are four tips to help you deal with your moving day.
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Choose A Weekday
Before you do anything, you need to choose what date you’re going to move out of your current house and into your new one. Many people opt for the weekend, as they’ll have time off work, but it’s often much more sensible to book a day off and move midweek. This is because movers tend to charge a lower rate for weekdays, as they’re usually less busy. Your children will also be at school most of the day, so you won’t have to worry about keeping an eye on them all day.
As soon as you’ve decided on a day to move or been notified of the day, it’s time to start getting your moving plans organized. You should write a list of everything that you need to get done and choose a day for each task so that you don’t forget anything. You’ll also need to start packing up your home, which can become a huge and confusing mess if you don’t do it right. Pack up room by room and make sure that you right which room which box has come from so that you know where to put it in the new house. If it’s a military move chances are someone will come in and pack for you. You can pack some of your own things even if the military is moving you. Pack away unused items and label them. If you’ll be selling your house you’ll want to pack away unused items and clutter for the sake of showing your home.
Ask For Help
Moving is a challenge at the best of times, so it’s always best that you get some help for the day. You should definitely look into various moving companies in your area, rather than attempt to move everything yourself and risk an injury. You might also want to bring on a few friends or family members to help you pack up. If you’ve got pets and your children aren’t at school, then you should ask someone you trust to take care of them for the day, so they don’t get hurt. If the military is moving you, make meals simple for the next few days. You should also provide some kind of snack and drink for the packers and movers.
Moving is exhausting, so don’t make it any worse by not taking care of yourself. It’s important that you get a good night’s rest before moving day, rather than stay up all night packing, and that you take the time to have a proper breakfast in the morning. You should also take plenty of breaks throughout the day, and keep your energy up, by having snacks and stopping for lunch. Also, make sure that you drink plenty of water, so that you don’t get dehydrated.
No move is ever going to be perfect, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do things to make it a little less stressful. If you follow the advice above, then you should be able to do just that.