Reduce Moving Day Stress with These Tips

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Moving day supplies
Tape and scissors for packing items. Max Pixel photo, CC0 1.0.

Moving home is always going to be a stressful, whether we like it or not. Even if we know that moving day is in a week or month’s time, it’s almost impossible to get rid of the nerves. Sending yourself into a sleepless spiral, you keep wondering what you will need to book in advance and worrying if you’re going to leave something behind. Even something as unimportant as a hair straightener or just a scented candle that gets left behind can be stressful. This is why it’s crucial to reduce moving day stress. Find ways of getting rid of all that tension! Moving day gets easier when you receive help from the special providers below with some of the most difficult tasks.

Moving day supplies
Tape and scissors for packing items. Max Pixel photo, CC0 1.0.

Universal packing

Packing your things is going to be the biggest task as most items can break at some point if the right amount of force is used. Wrapping up your laptops, chairs, china, cutlery and television in bubble wrap is recommendable. You can buy large loads of bubble wrap many places, but the best option is to go look for what you need in an industrial, commercial moving warehouse. Large rolls of bubble wrap come in reasonable sizes and prices. Even wrap chairs and sofas as these will be among the largest items that need to protection from the moving day surroundings. While a large cloth or sheet will do, they won’t prevent scratches and punctures from getting through to the furniture.

Hire professional movers

When moving gets too much, it’s time to call in the professionals. Sure you can give it a go on your own, but if you have other things going on in your life taxing on your mind, moving home can become so stressful that you’ll begin to wonder why you’re doing this in the first place. Don’t lose hope; there are professionals that take great pride in proving the best services, such as https://www.mybekins.com/location/sarasota-fl-movers/. By booking online, you can choose what time the team comes directly to your door and begins the process of neatly and safely loading your things onto the trucks. The delivery is spread over days as getting everything done in one day is often left to chance. To achieve a higher quality move, the tasks are done by a sort of checklist, and then the move is methodically completed in one big operation with various teams working together.

Get the boxes safely to the destination
Hire professionals to load and carry the boxes. Photo by Meathead Movers, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr.

Mail ahead your fragile items

One of the newest ways of moving items includes that computers are able to be picked up and shipped ahead to the new location. The internal parts of computers, laptops, tablets, televisions etc., are fragile and can be knocked out of place, resulting in the technology no longer working. Companies will send you their preferred wrapping materials, then on a set day they can come to your home, take the item from you, and deliver it to your new home, thereby saving you any extra stress.

No matter how far ahead you plan your moving day activities, there will come a time during the days when tension and worry builds up in excess. Handing off the stressful jobs to businesses that are there to help can save you a lot of heartache in the long run.

20 COMMENTS

  1. That’s major stress alright, Christy. I’ve done cross-country moves. Even with movers, it’s huge effort. The expense literally enough to break the bank. Yepper, every kind of stress is involved in moving.
    Three items I’ve learned to keep in the car with me: Box cutter, toilet paper, and shower curtain! Somehow those are always buried under everything else. 😉 Hugs.

  2. Hi Christy, you are like a breath of fresh air, lots of excellent points raised and suggestions, I sometimes feel stressed just packing to go away lol, thank you for sharing x x x

  3. I’d add putting an inexpensive tracking device in one of your boxes as well if hiring a moving company. I went with Allied on my move back to ID from NC. It was a nightmare. I had to wait three weeks for my belongings to arrive. Turns out they just didn’t want to say the truck had broken down and things got held up. I did get a chunk of money to buy some supplies and clothes, but the hassle of it all was not fun at all.

  4. ah, moving! I hate it. My son is in the Navy and has moved 5 times in the last 4 years. I have helped him and his wife every time. Whether they do it or the movers do, it’s still so much work!

  5. Hope I never have to move again!!! The worst is the cats and plants (I nurture a small jungle) It takes about 2 weeks for the cats to forgive and forget. LOL! Wish there was magic bubble wrap for the cats!

  6. It’s been just over a year now since we moved into our bungalow. So glad we used pro movers! With Pat recovering from Cancer treatment and other health problems. I don’t think we could have handled doing it all ourselves. Great tips, Christy.

  7. Good tips Christy. As one who has moved too many times to count and the packer and unpacker of all things, I’ve learned to purchase moving supplies at storage facilities and the like where the price is more reasonable. Those large boxes are almost 5 bucks each! I need like 200 LOL 🙂 xx

  8. Hi Christy:
    Again you have hit the nail on the head in regards to the dreaded move. I know the last one for me was a big move. As it turned out I had some great help and resources to get the task complete.

    Hugs from Alberta

    • Yes, in packing and moving a professional can help smoothly. No body can do this task very easily. You should trust on professionals.

  9. Hi Christy, nice to read your article. How are you? Your words are right. Packing and moving is very hectic and tough task. And I have to move with my pet. In my international move from India to USA, I searched various packing and moving services in India, but it was difficult to believe on them. It was a nightmare. After some time, an Indian company respond me for my international Relocation Assistance. And they help me from my first call to unpacking the goods. And for my pet too. We easily shifted in USA without losing anything. Happy 😊

  10. I really enjoyed reading your blog. I move very frequently and always hire packers and movers. I do some pre-packing just because I am a bit neurotic. Moving doesn’t have to be stressful. It can be very exciting-espcially when it is organized! I would love if you took a look at my blog and let me know what you think of my moving experiences.
    Happy Moving!

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