If you’ve ever moved in your life, you know how much time and effort goes into the process. Although there is some stress with it, moving doesn’t have to be totally stressful and anxiety-inducing. If you take the proper steps of preparation and execution, your life can be significantly easier during a move. How? Let me explain. First of all, everyone is different, so you have to make sure that you know your strengths and weaknesses. If your weakness is with organization, then maybe really focus on that before the movers come. If you cannot lift a box to save your life, outsource it. Whatever your ‘weakness’ is, admit it and find a solution to make it better and easier on you. That’s really all life, in general, is about. Finding your strengths, focusing on them, and then getting help when it comes to your weaknesses. I will say that moving is a bit different because it’s not an everyday situation, so you might not know what your weaknesses are. In that case, go through my list of 5 ways to have a stress-free move and just walk through the motions. If you notice that you are absolutely awful at a certain step, find help. Easy, right? Let’s start talking about how to have a stress-free moving experience:
In order to make the overall packing and moving process seamless, you really do have to declutter. There are many benefits of decluttering before you move. You’ll save money. The less you have to move, the less it will cost to move it. Your home will be easier to stage (if you are selling). You will have less to unpack in your new home. And your new home will be easier to organize/clean. There are so many benefits when it comes to decluttering before you start packing. A great tip is to declutter while you are packing, as well. There are times when you will skip over to miss an item or two. If you have a “trash” or “donate” box along with your packing/moving boxes, you can declutter a second time, which will help you unpack faster and more efficiently once you get into the new house
Take your time packing
Packing over a period of time is always so much easier than rushing to pack at the last minute. It not only allows for more of a stress-free experience, but it also allows you to really take the time to go through each item and figure out if you truly want or need it, or not. Go Marie Kondo style and find out if the item brings you joy and adds to your life. More than likely, there will be quite a bit that does not bring joy to your life. Packing over time also lets you enjoy your life, without having to be glued to your old house and moving boxes. You can make the process slow and steady, without getting overwhelmed.
If you are moving to NYC from NJ, for example, you’ll want to use reliable, honest, and affordable movers, such as Bluebell Relocation Services. They serve NJ, NY, PA, CT, and the surrounding areas, and they come with great reviews. They can take care of everything, including:
-Providing boxes, pads, and other packing materials
-Wrapping special items for you to ensure they’re secure
-Packing your entire household, deliver it, and unpack it
-Giving you organizing tips, checklists, and perform a final sweep for forgotten items.
-Loading and unloading in a certain order according to your preferences
-Providing secure, climate-controlled storage for items no longer needed
Hiring movers like Bluebell Relocation Services will make the process easier, stress-free, and more enjoyable for you!
Clean + start house projects before moving in
If you are moving into a home that you need to clean or renovate (you should really clean any new home you move into), do it before you move. It’s so much easier to get your renovations done before you actually move in so that you do not have to worry about your furniture or other items getting ruined from paint, etc. For cleaning specifically, you are going to want to give your home a really good clean. In fact, I always recommend hiring someone to do this for you AND also either replacing all carpet in the home or getting someone to give it a really good deep clean. In addition, you should always get your air ducts cleaned. You never know what might be in there and the health of your family depends on it! Make the moving process just a bit easier by waiting to move until after your renovations or cleaning processes have taken place.
Try to have fun
When it comes down to it, not everyone loves moving, so just have fun with it. Blast the music, goof around, have friends help you, and maybe even have a pizza party. Moving is just a temporary situation, so if you have fun with it, you are set! I will say, though, that the best way to have fun (in my opinion) is to go out for pizza while your moving company is doing the heavy lifting for you! 😉