Most people will tell you that moving to a new house is exciting and at least a little stressful. You chose your new place, made the required down payment, planned a move-in date, and now you have to move. Here’s how to reduce stress during the move to your new house.

Moving stress

Managing payments for your old place while you make the down payment and cover other costs for your new place can create anxiety. Plan ahead so that you don’t get slammed with double mortgage payments.

Start rounding up boxes and packing your things before moving day. This means late nights and weekends spent packing, unless you can take plenty of time off work for both packing and moving.

On moving day, you have to manage a timeline for picking up the moving truck, loading up your things, unloading at the new house, and returning the rental truck on time.

Get rid of unwanted items

As soon as you decide to move, start going through your things. The less you own, the less you have to move. Divide unwanted items into three groups: sell, donate, or throw away.

Sell valuable items that you don’t need, such as unwanted electronics or furniture, for a reasonable amount. Books and media are not worth much, but they might be easy to unload at your local buy-back store. Donate items that are still worth something but that aren’t worth the time spent trying to sell them. Anything else that you need to get rid of belongs in the throw away pile.

Get moving supplies

Make sure that you have enough boxes. Ask friends, family, and local grocery stores for boxes before you consider buying them. You will need markers to label boxes, packing tape, newspaper, and bubble wrap for breakable items.

Make a list

Make a checklist of everything that you need to do before, during, and after moving. Focus on keeping moving day stress-free. Pack an essential items box that you fill with snacks, water, medications, soap, and toilet paper to have ready as soon as you arrive at your new place.

Ask for help

Friends and family members often volunteer to help you move. While this sounds great in theory, you have to consider how likely it is that they will break or damage your things at the end of a long day moving heavy things.

Consider hiring professional movers to take the stress out of moving day. Movers such as Moveprola do all of the heavy lifting much faster than most people would on their own.

Some movers are better than others. Choose reputable movers that will help you move quickly and efficiently while taking good care of your things. A great moving company will act with professionalism, provide great customer service, and take care of local logistics for you.

Moving can be stressful, but it will all be worth it once you are settled in at your new place. Hopefully, some of these tips will help you manage moving without too many headaches. As long as you are prepared, plan ahead, and know who to ask for help, you should be able to move easily and you can start enjoying your new house.

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