Moving & Stress: Do They Have to Go Hand in Hand?
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
As a professional moving company in Atlanta, we have seen all varieties of moves, both smooth and chaotic, and we would like to provide some suggestions that can help you avoid the stress of moving.
· Don’t ignore that the stress exists. Pretending that you aren’t stressed will make you additionally stressed. Stress can be usual and natural, and sifting your way through it does require admitting it exists.
· Try to provide yourself sufficient time to get everything done. It takes the majority of people two days to pack up a studio or one bedroom, three to four day for packing two bedrooms, or five to six days for three bedrooms. When you own a large quantity of things, then it might likely take even longer. When you require moving boxes, make sure to purchase them well ahead and have a plan for if you need more. Check with your local moving company in Atlanta, as they could have used cartons available. You will want to also plan a day or two to clean the residence you are leaving.
· Have a plan. Figure out how you should prepare things for the best result. Many folks need lots of to-do lists, some people will attempt to locate a moving app for their phone. Create deadlines for each and every phase of the move and make them early enough that blowing the deadline will not mean a catastrophe. Also, have a specific plan for what is going into which box. Label your boxes plainly and consistently, as you’ll need to explain the labeling system to the professional movers in Atlanta. Label everything that is breakable. Ponder for a moment which area everything is going into in the new residence and label boxes accordingly. Most professional movers in Atlanta will happily put everything labeled "K" in the kitchen for you.
· Don't be afraid to ask for assistance or hire a moving company to assist. You do not have to handle the entire move yourself. Ask your friends and extended family for help. Hire professional movers in Atlanta for the heavy lifting, though, rather than banking on anyone's goodwill. If you’re super busy and can afford it, think about hiring the moving company in Atlanta to do some or all the packing, as well.
· Be willing to let things go. Moving will be a great reason to take a hard look at things which have been sitting in your house a long time out of sheer laziness. If you have a worn-out piece of furniture, now might be the right time to kick it to the curb and purchase a replacement after you move. Old TVs that do not work? Books you haven't read in a decade? Something you totally forgot you even had? Sell the items that you can and donate the others.
· Be sure to allow for downtime. Moving is likely to take over your entire life. Lots of folks discover they don't have time to get sufficient sleep during the move. Or they do not do anything apart from work, move, and then worry about the move. Allow some breathing room in your schedule so you might have a moment to go out for lunch, take the kids to a fun activity, etc.
· When you are moving to a new area or a new city, take time to look around the new area for a bit. Spend some time hunting for eateries you just must try and attractions you want to explore. Make a list of the restaurants and select one that is at the top of the list, then plan to visit the day after you move when you don't have your dishes unpacked yet.
Moving might normally be stressful, but these suggestions may help decrease the stress and perhaps turn it into an adventure. Don’t forget that professional movers in Atlanta will assist with as much or as little of the move as needed, and your local mover in Atlanta will be a great resource for all things from tips and tricks to moving supplies. Additionally, remember this is a temporary condition and your world will return to normal soon enough.
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