Dealing with Moving

Taking on the Stresses of a Move-In

Dealing with the stresses of a Move in.

In the anxious experience of settling into your new abode, the task can be strenuous. Between going to work and grinding out a day—or many—much preparation becomes needed for the task. In your pursuit, there are many helpful key things to remember; the most ironic one is that YOU NEED TO RELAX! If it's a large move, stuffing everything in one place is never healthy. Most likely you'll never get to that large pile you jammed in your garage that's newly sitting there for months....

Here are some helpful tips:

1. Keep what is needed easily accessible.

If you manage to set up everything nice and neatly, stressing about your aesthetics, you might find a stress-induced frenzy looking for something much needed days later...

Much time can become wasted from this and can ruin your day. It's highly recommended you make a fine list for each box some of us are just shoving things into...

2. Unpacking Daily

One hard slam to the new living space can help, but on a much larger project, it will take more time than not. I personally find it much more time worthy to pace a daily schedule as to avoid taking on a "grind" for a move-in. Eliminating the "grind" will free up time and help keep that much needed routine of yours.

3. Work less, not harder.

If you hit that drag from the unpacking, you might want to put the boxes away...

It will weigh into your daily life more, and nothing is worse than sacrificing that for a crummy day (or days). You might be dying to finish, but OCD can play its role in helping or maybe destroying you....

4. Enjoy the space.

You moved into your new home feeling clear, do not ruin it with clutter! Keep it stored, but DO NOT OVERSTOCK! What is needed should be unpacked first in minimal, with what is still needed being close by, as stated in the first time above.

5. Organization of Valuables!

If you have movers, I highly recommend making a list of your boxes and their items. Numbering the amount of boxes you have can help you keep track of your things. You don't need missing possessions, and if you don't catch it during the first day, you might not get them back....

Location is key for the listing of what you need, but like I said before, don't just leave your boxes lying around the loft for days.

6. Help is great, always!

Ask a family membervor a friend you can trust that may have a truck for moving rather than hiring movers. Renting a U-haul or using storage can drastically change the feeling of your abode. Avoid the storage as best as you can. Extra cost is already unneeded unless it's a requirement for your specific situation.

7. Throwing Things Away

Before you move, it is a really important idea to keep in mind to toss all of that old junk you never used over the years....

Garage sales, thrift shops, donations for tax write-offs, and recycling are all good ideas for your junk. Goodwill doesn't pay much...

8. Protecting Your Valuables

Making sure your most expensive belongings are in the safest place possible eases the mind greatly. Wrapping even some of the more durable materials helps secure things nicely. After marking all the breakable things with the sign "Fragile,", I highly recommend keeping weight of other boxes and other individuals' hands off of them. These would probably be best moved inside of your own vehicle, away from the big stuff; although we all do have a tendency to be forgetful...don't leave them in your car in case something gets stolen.

9. Free Boxes...

I'm not fully sure on how well this works today, but something my family used to do was fish for boxes out of dumpsters from supply stores. It can be disgusting sometimes, but I recommend finding a friend or family member that has some lying around. Keep the boxes from the last move or your current one in a place out of sight.

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