5 Reminders That Help You Stay Sane When Preparing for a Move

5 Reminders That Help You Stay Sane When Preparing for a Move

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Anybody who has needed to move to a different home will tell you that the process can be quite crazy. Even if you do not think about the uncertainties that the new and different place presents, the activity of relocating itself simply creates a lot of difficulties that may drive you to pull your hair in frustration. All the tasks you need to perform for the move can prove to be quite overwhelming.

This is why it is imperative to have the right mindset during this transition in your life. Attitude and perspective can make a whole world of difference when dealing with a challenging situation.

If you want to reduce the stress that comes with preparing for relocation, here are five things to remind yourself of before and during the moving process.

1.     It’s just a temporary situation.

Bear in mind that after a particular period of time, all the worry and physical exertion will be over, and this will put you in a better disposition about what you need to do. It can help you focus more on tasks so you can cross them off one by one much faster.

Do what you need to do for the moment, and when tasks are physically and mentally giving you a hard time, remind yourself: “This too shall pass.”

2.     Easy does it.

Do not make the situation more difficult than it needs to be. Think of the easiest yet most effective ways to accomplish tasks. Often, breaking them down into bite-sized chunks through careful planning makes them less daunting to take on.

3.     You don’t have to do everything yourself.

One of the most effective and efficient ways to take on the different tasks for the move is to get the right people helping you out. If you have a lot of possessions to pack, reach out to family and friends who can help. If you do not have relations that can help you, there are professional packers for the job.

The important thing to remember here is that there is available help for you. So, find a reputable relocation service in your area. Go through its menu of offerings thoroughly and find the service that can be most helpful to the process of moving. For sure, you will find many.

Also, consider checking out how these companies can further decrease your concerns when preparing for the move.

Say, you have a young child; you still need to make sure that his or her needs are taken care of even when you are busy packing. For the days that you want to get more done, hire a babysitting service that can look after your child while focus more on your responsibilities for the move.

4.     Start early, finish early.

This is a principle that you should constantly remind yourself of when you are getting things in order for relocation. Create a workable schedule for the move and get around to doing as many tasks early as you possibly can. You will feel less hurried this way.

Also, when you launch into your responsibilities early, should unexpected situations arise, you can avoid feeling quite frantic attending to the new matters that demand your time and energy.

5.     Less stuff, less work.

This is a vital adage to remember when you are trying to determine what you need to pack for the move. The fewer items you have, the less demanding packing will be.

Therefore, cut down the amount of your belongings to the bare minimum, if possible. Make sure that you will only bring items that you need and that are completely valuable to you. Get rid of rubbish (things that no longer serve their original purpose) and multiples. This way, moving day and unpacking can be less physically strenuous.

Nothing much can be done about how demanding a move can be, but if you have the right approach and a positive disposition about it, you can go through the process much easier and feel less stressed. This can set a more joyful tone to restarting life in a new place.


Robert Wise, Sales Administration Manager at Nuss Removals, has been a respected figure in the removals industry for over 20 years. His attention to detail and the ability to truly understand the needs of the customer have ensured the successful relocation of thousands of satisfied individuals and families. For moving and storage across Australia and around the world, Robert’s wealth of experience ensures his customers are in safe hands.



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