3 Tips to Make Moving Less Stressful
It might not seem like it, but stress-free moving is possible. We’ve seen families tackle long distance moving, last-minute moving, and unexpected moving challenges without losing their cool.
It’s usually the small and unexpected aspects of a move that cause stress. Packing, moving, unpacking, and settling down in unfamiliar settings is already emotionally draining. So, when you’re faced with dealing with a lot of extra details on top of it all, it adds up quickly.
Luckily, we have a few tricks up our sleeves for stress-free moving. We’ve put these to work for many of our clients in the past and we hope it helps you plan for your next big move.
Take the Pressure Off Friends & Family by Hiring Professional Edmonton Movers
If you’ve moved before, you’ve probably had help from your family members. But depending on other people for a move can be stressful in itself. You still have to rent a moving truck, coordinate people, and make sure you have enough manpower. Plus, you’re usually expected to feed your family and friends to thank them.
All of this adds up to money spent and extra stress. That’s why many families end up completing moves with a professional moving company.
Get Organized BEFORE You Start Packing
If there’s anything that can stress you out during a move, it’s not being able to find something you need. That could mean packing supplies (which tend to go missing right when you need them) or household items you’ve already packed away.
The best plan of attack is to decide how you’re going to pack each room and label each box. Start with a single room and try to pack like items together so they’re easier to find in those cases where you need something last-minute.
Having the right supplies ready to go and stored in a central place is also important. Make sure you have the right type of packing supplies for what you’re packing. It’s always good to have:
- Different sizes of boxes
- Bubble wrap or foam wrap
- Paper sheets
- Tape (and extra rolls of tape)
- Foam peanuts
Finally, make sure you pack in a way that makes items easy to move. Remember, the bigger the box, the lighter the items that should go in it. If you’re packing something heavy like books, use a small box so it can be lifted more easily.
Get All Your Packing Done Before Moving Day
Some of our clients choose to use our packing services when they’re moving to a new home, but others want to tackle it themselves.
If you choose to pack everything up yourself, make sure you start early and give yourself extra time. Packing up a house can take days or even weeks, depending on how much you’re moving with and how much help you have. One of the biggest stressors on moving day is running around trying to pack up the last boxes of items while the movers load up.
Packing everything in a day or two might feel overwhelming, so try to start with the items you know you won’t need for a few weeks.
Need More Advice for a Big Move?
Avoid stressful moving situations by getting in touch with the Eager Beaver moving experts. We’d be happy to share our knowledge and tips to make your next move as smooth as possible.