We’ve writing a lot about how to prepare for a big move across the country, which may seem to be a tab bit overwhelming at first. While planning for your move may feel like you are really moving twice, relocating to your new home and moving out of your current home.
This overwhelming feeling could leave you distracted from the task at hand, preparing for the move, creating more stress for you and your family. However, there are several ways to relieve the stress of moving.
Plan ahead. Create a list of items that you will be packing during the move, this will eliminate the questions of which room to pack first. This list can also be used to delegate packing individual rooms to specific family members as well as a way to set pack goals while getting ready to move into a self storage unit. Goals are a great way to make sure that you are on schedule, estimate dates for each room to be completed so you can plan your time accordingly. Follow these packing tips to maximize your time and pack safely and efficiently. Give yourself plenty of time to adjust your goals, by either moving them up if you are ahead of schedule or moving them back if you are behind. Give yourself extra time to pack each room; do not set a goal of trying to pack a room in one day when it will actually take you at least three days.
Time management is essential when moving, so during your free time set aside some time to kick back and relax. Finding a stress-relief routine will help you stay on track when it comes time to buckle down and get back to packing. Here are some ways to combat the stress that will fit into your busy schedule.
- Take a walk Walking is a convenient way to reduce stress. Walking is convenient and can be added to anyone’s busy day.
- Cook nutritious meals. Eating well and keeping a healthy diet will help you feel good about yourself as you move to your new home.
- Tune out the world. Turn off your television, radio, or cellphone during the day. Give yourself a mental break from outside distractions to focus on yourself.
- Relaxing activities. Some people find that lighting scented candles can be instantly soothing, while others find peace in quiet in activities such as exercise, cooking or reading. Find your niche and make time for this relaxing activity.
- Meditate. Maybe you don’t have time for a full on yoga meditation but doing short meditation and deep breathing exercises can help you to relax
- Cook nutritious meals. Eating healthy will help you feel good about yourself during the move.
- Take a short vacation. Getting away from all of the stresses at home and work might be just the break you need. If you don’t have the time or the money for a trip faraway look into things to do in your area that you don’t usually splurge on. Staycations are becoming popular, check out a local golf course or the local spa when you can spend some time getting some much needed rest and relaxation.
Make sure you give yourself enough time to plan and pack for your move, as well as scheduling some old fashion R and R. Moving can be overwhelming but by exploring ways to de-stress before you move can help things go off effortless and without a hitch.
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