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New Destination: Handling The Change Of Moving In 3 Easy Steps

They say that moving is one of the most stressful events in life, and if you have ever had to move it is understandable why. Whether moving into a new home or apartment, it is nothing short of rocket science as to how all of your belongings will fit correctly, not to mention if everything will be finished on time and without stress. This short guide will give a quick three pointer lesson in how to deal with moving.

Stick To A Plan

Moving can be messy if there is not a plan in place. Make a weekly goals sheet containing what you want accomplished, ranging from packing to paperwork. It is incredibly rewarding and motivating to notice progress, especially when it is visible. Try not to put too much on yourself and work with the schedule you have. If 6 hours a week is the only amount of time allowed for moving, make sure to use that time wisely and plan accordingly. Maintaining patience and self-discipline will make the moving process much smoother and stress-free.

Organize… And Then Organize Some More

If you have ever moved then you know that at least one thing will get lost or broken somehow, so staying on top of organizing will help keep your belongings in check. Make a list of items in your home sorted by categories, such as by room or type of item. Labeling everything is key to ensuring the right boxes are organized correctly. Being concise and consistent with organization will ensure the process is pain free. Labeling and keeping inventory of your items also gives you a chance to reconsider the items being brought. It might be time to get rid of those kids toys you’ve had for years, or you’ve finally realized that you don’t need a set of 12 kitchen plates for your smaller family.

Do Nothing!

This may sound counter-productive, but the stress of moving can gradually wear on anyone, especially when progress is slow and the list of things to do seems to never get smaller. Reward yourself for achieving your goals, and do activities to free your mind of stress from moving. For every day of successful goals, plan an hour or so either before or after to destress your mind. Staying patient and calm is the key to fighting against stress, especially when concerning moving.

There are plenty of ways that moving can be approached, but hopefully this 3 step guide has given a tighter grasp on how to make the process somewhat smoother. Hire a trustworthy realtor like Foxfire Realty Inc. that can provide expert assistance during your time of stress and moving. Moving to a new home should not be too emotionally draining that you can’t handle everything thrown your way. With these tips, you’ll be a moving expert in no time!

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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