The idea of moving may sound exciting, but it could also trigger stress. Working with a team of experienced movers is an ideal way to lower your stress. No matter whether you are moving from one side of town to another or from a small studio flat to a multi-story family home across the country, there are ways to lower your stress. This list of five tips will make your move go as smoothly as possible.
1. Make a Timeline
Some things need to be done on a certain schedule. For example, you may need to find a new apartment a few months before your move-in date. Utilities must be set up at the new place and disconnected at the old one. If you have children, school registration processes may take some time. Put all of these essentials on a timeline. Include each step of what must be done.
2. Sell, Donate or Toss Your Stuff
When you live in a place for a while, stuff accumulates. Perhaps you have a mini fridge that you have been meaning to repair. Perhaps you have a collection of toy trains that you have moved six times and never opened. Now is the time to throw away, recycle, donate, sell or give away your stuff. If you do not have to pack and unpack it, your stress level will go down. Give yourself 15 minutes each day to go through your belongings. Consider having a charity do a pickup from your porch.
3. Have the Movers Do the Packing
Packing is a time-consuming process. Ask your Calgary movers to do it for you. You can pay the movers to do the packing. They have the right packing materials, boxes and labels to do it the right way. With all of the time that you save on having the pros do the packing, you can focus on some of the other things that are on your timeline.
4. Get Things Ready At Your New Place
You may want to work with a real estate professional to get your new place set up. The professional will have connections on essential services such as snow removal and lawn care if you are buying a house. If you are planning to rent an apartment, work with a real estate professional who specializes in helping people find just the right flat for their needs.
5. Maintain a Sense of Humor
Keeping a sense of humor makes it easier to deal with stress. Chances are that one or two things will not go as planned. Perhaps that new sofa arrives late. Take it in stride and focus on the good things.