Avoiding Stress on Moving Day

Well, here it is, one of the most stressful days in your life. Moving day. This day seems to be the day when your relationship or marriage is put to the test. Tempers will need to be in check and attitudes must be left at the door. You finally bought that dream home and you’re ready to move your things in. So how do you and your significant other manage to get through moving day with little or no stress? Here are a few tips to follow:

Hire a Moving Company

The best way to relieve most of your stress is to hire a moving company. Allowing the professionals to pack, wrap and load your treasures is the simplest way to avoid headache. However, you must hire a company with highly professional movers. You want to ensure the company is credible and has experience. Checking references on their website is a must. The last thing you need is to pay money for a crew to pack and load all your belongings only to have them incorrectly prote3cted resulting in damage. It is best to contact three companies that you like and personally visit each one. Get a feel for the people and how professional they interact with you then select the one you are3 most comfortable with.

Pack your Personal Mementos Yourself

Nothing is worse on moving day than to find your precious china dishes from your great grandmother cracked and broken because they were not packed properly. Whether you’re using a moving company or doing this yourself, it is important that you do the job yourself. Take the time necessary to devote to this special issue yourself, then there is no one to blame if something should end up damaged. It is so frustrating to rely on others to do the job when really; the only person who will do the best job is you. Save the headache and delegate these special items to your hands only.

Make a List

You want to make a list and check it twice. Organize a plan of everything that needs to be accomplished on moving day to ensure you are on track and nothing is forgotten. Did you schedule the pickup time for the movers to arrive? Did you contact the post office about a change of address? Does your realtor need you to leave the house in any specific condition before you exit? Is the electrical and water shut off? Are all the closets and cabinets clear? Writing down these important tasks and questions a few months ahead of moving day will be of great help. Carry the list with you and add to it when a thought pops in your head. The more organized you are, the less stress you will have.

So many emotions surge through your body on moving day. Make sure aggravation and stress are not included. Follow the above tips and you will enjoy moving day and the excitement of the journey that has just begun.