Reducing Stress On Moving Day
June 13th, 2017 8:17 pm by Zach Williams
Your move is going to be stressful. In fact, moving is often ranked as one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through. In our previous blog post, we talked about the benefits of hiring a professional full service mover who can take a lot off of your plate. In this blog post, we are going to talk about some additional things you can do to reduce stress, while you leave the moving to the movers.
Set Realistic Goals
Do not expect yourself to have everything unpacked, put away and organized immediately after you move in, or within a couple of days for that fact. Settling in will take time and things might get removed or rearranged several times after the movers leave. Do not set yourself up for failure bet setting a timeline and goals that are difficult to achieve. Make a plan, stay organized and work through it. Make sure this plan involves everyone in the family and that they all have tasks to complete.
One of the easiest and most obvious ways to keep stress down is to take regular breaks. If you are starting to become frustrated or burnt out, take a break. Too many people think they can unpack their entire house and put everything away in one go.
Do not add any additional tasks to your task list, such as cooking. For the first day or two you might want to leave the cooking to someone else. We often see family or friends of the people moving bringing a home cooked meal over to help take a bit of the load off. If you can talk them in to a bit of work while they’re there, even better!
Keep Your Social Schedule Clear
Do not plan a house warming party until you are completely settled in. Nothing says stress like having to throw a party for a bunch of people and not being prepared for it.