Tips on Having a Stress-Free Moving Experience

If you have a big move ahead of you, then you may already be feeling the stress hit. The thing is, it doesn’t have to be so stressful. Despite the fact that it is up n the list of the ten most stressful things in life, you have the power to reduce this stress and make the whole experience a breeze. There may be a lot to do, but burying your head in the sand is not going to help. So, it is important that you take control and organize the whole thing well ahead of time. Here are a few things you should try to do before the big move day:

Have a Positive Outlook

If you view moving as a stressful thing, you will likely find it stressful. You need to develop a positive mindset. Try and enjoy the process of moving. Get excited about the new place you are going to live, make the preparations as fun as you can. Even going through all your things to pack the up. The more you can enjoy it, the better it will seem. Everyone has the power to control how they feel, so give yourself some positive reinforcements and trick yourself into believing that you love it.

Start the Preparations Early

When you move, there are a lot of things that you need to do, so the earlier you start, the better. It is a good idea to create a moving home checklist that is as exhaustive as possible. Include on it all the companies you need to contact, closing utilities, booking the removals firm, setting the date, getting all the packing equipment, and so on. One of the first things you need to do is book the removals firm; this is especially true if you are cross country moving as with the distances involved and the clear inability to go back and sort things out again. A moving date is something to work towards. If you can make this date as far in advance as six months, you should have plenty of time to sort things out.


If you have been living in your current home for a long time and haven’t exactly been the cleaning-out type, then you are going to have a lot of work to do. You need to declutter; you cannot possibly take all the stuff you have with you. If you start early enough, you will be able to get rid of a lot of things by going to the dump, selling what is usable, and giving away other things. Go through each room in turn and be as ruthless as you possibly can. The more you get rid of, the easier the move will be.


This is something else that needs to stay early. You need the right boxes and packaging to protect all your things. Remember to label the boxes effectively so that the removals firm knows what’s fragile and where to place each box. Start with the non-essential items and leave the things you use a lot until last.

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