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6 Ways to Make Moving Less Stressful

6 Ways To Make Moving Less Stressful

While moving is a necessary task we must do from time to time, it's important to remember that stress is part of the process.

Moving isn't always pleasant, but there are ways to make the process less stressful overall so that you can enjoy moving instead of worrying about what could go wrong. Here are a few ways to make moving less stressful.

6 Ways To Make Moving Leas Stressful

1.  Prep the Children

Depending on the age of your children, they may not understand what moving is. You may have to explain that they'll be leaving their friends behind and attending another school and living in another house. Moving with kids isn't easy because, on top of all of your things that have to be packed and moved, you must also pack all of their toys and belongings so that they can feel comfortable in their new home.

To help them adjust to the idea of a new home, turn packing into a fun game by showing them how it's done.

2.  Get Prepared

Preparations are necessary for a big move. You'll need to plan your time accordingly so that you can get everything from packing to changing your address done in time. Make sure that you're prepared for each stage of the moving process by starting with the right supplies. Make sure that you have packing supplies like moving boxes of all sizes available when you start packing your belongings.

Making a list of all of the tasks that you have to complete before the move can help you stay organized. Your list can consist of the following:

     Changing your address

     Finding a moving company

     Setting a budget

3.  Find Ways to Relax

While you have tons of things to do before you can set aside time for a spa day, there are ways to relax throughout the moving process. Make time for yourself by meditating or doing a spa day at home when you have free time so that you can rejuvenate in the long process of preparing for a move. At the end of the day, you might just have to accept that some stress is part of the process, something that can help you handle it better.

4.  Find a Pet Sitter

6 Ways To Make Moving Less Stressful

If you have a pet, you most likely don't want them involved during moving day. While it might be tempting to take Fido with you wherever you go, there's going to be a lot of chaos on moving day. Finding a pet sitter can take a load of stress off when you're worried about moving day.

Your dog is family, and you want them to be comfortable since moving houses can be stressful for them, too. If your dog does well with other dogs, you can also consider boarding them or taking them to daycare for the day until you're ready to bring them home to their new house.

5.  Purge

One of the most cathartic parts of moving is purging items that you no longer need. Not only have these items not been used for years, but they don't need to go to your new house with you, lightening the load of the belongings that you'll have to move.

Go through your closets and find clothes that you no longer wear and donate them or toss them if they're in poor condition. You can make donation pick-up arrangements for a variety of different items in your house, like clothing and even furniture, so that you can get rid of the couch in the basement without hassle.

6.  Buy New Items for Your New House

If you're moving across the country, you may find bringing your old bed with you to be an unnecessary hassle. Instead of paying more for a moving company to haul an old mattress for you, consider purchasing the best hybrid mattress and having it shipped to your new house. You can do the same with your sofa to avoid paying extra to move any large items that will need to be replaced soon anyway.

With these six tips on ways to make moving less stressful, relocating to your new home with your family will be a breeze.