Five Tips to Stress Free Moving
By Amanda Baker
Moving into a new house can be one of the single most stressful things a person can possibly do in their lifetime. Planning ahead is one of the most important things you can do to make this process a little bit easier on yourself. There's nothing worse than getting down to packing the very last boxes in the moving truck/storage facility and realizing that you've left something very important behind.
First, you should always make a checklist! Write it well ahead of the move and check over it several times to make sure you haven't left anything out. Remember to include every single detail, no matter how small or how excellent you think your memory is. It will save you the time and hassle later on when you're stressing out and panicking over every little thing, because you'll know that you've prepared yourself for even the smallest disaster.
All of your moving arrangements should be made well in advance. If you're planning on getting a moving or removal company to assist you, call at least a month before the move to make sure that they can fit you in on your chosen day to move. If you're planning to move it all yourself, see if you can reserve the moving truck. This makes it much easier than trying to get a truck on moving day only to find that there isn't one available.
Have someone available to look after your small children and pets. They will only get under your feet and actually add more stress during moving. Older children can be a bit of an asset as they can help with the moving process. However, you might feel a bit more comfortable with them away during packing as well.
Buy high quality boxes and packing tape. Having a box (or all of your boxes) come open during transit, or having items break is one of the worst things that can happen during a move from one home to another. Protect your items by packing them securely, using bubble wrap or tissue paper.
Look into getting insurance! It will save you money if something should happen to your belongings while in transit.
No move is completely stress-free, but if you follow these simple instructions, you'll certainly be a lot less stressed during your move!
About The Author
Amanda Baker writes for To Be Informed: http://tobeinformed.com.