Congratulations – you’ve put down the deposit on a new office lease or you’ve signed the paperwork for your new home. Moving into a new place is exciting. But the actual move can be the opposite, with the moving experience likely to be stressful and hard work. But if you take a closer look at why the move is stressful, and how you can combat the stress, you will have a much more enjoyable moving day as well as a less stressful period of time leading up to the move. If you are planning a move in Gloucester and the surrounding area, here’s what you need to do to lower your stress levels and move more happily.
1. Acknowledge That it Will be Stressful
You can help yourself a lot by recognising the simple fact that a Gloucester move is going to be stressful, whether you are moving out of the county or just around the corner. By mentally visualising the potential stresses and preparing your mind to react to them you can make it easier to cope.
2. Hire a Removals Service
By far, the greatest thing you can do to cut stress on moving day is to hire a removals company. Trying to do it alone is a recipe for stress and sore backs. When it comes to removals Gloucester offers a good amount of choice. Make sure you select a company that is reputable and professional so that you can relax knowing your possessions are in good hands.
3. Plan Ahead
By planning ahead of the moving day you reduce a lot of the stress associated with it. You feel more in control when you monitor the tasks you need to do in the run-up to the move, and you can feel more secure that you haven’t forgotten anything important, according to www.andrews-removals.com.
4. Cut the Amount You Move
Moving day can be the ideal excuse to declutter and get rid of things you no longer want or need. Don’t just blindly move everything – as you pack, throw things out, donate them, or give them away. The less you have to move, the less stressful the process.
5. Dress Appropriately
On moving day, dress in your most comfortable (old) clothes and wear closed toe shoes. Put a change of clothes in a bag so you can change into something fresh when you finally get everything out of the lorry and into your new home.
6. Organise Your Toolbox
Have a compact toolbox close at hand when you unpack so that you can quickly put together essentials like the dining room table or beds. You don’t want to be rummaging through boxes at midnight trying to find a screwdriver so that you can assemble your bed.
7. Hire a Babysitter
Or, if you can’t afford it, get a relative or friend on board to take the kids to the park or otherwise occupy them while you get everything in the van. It is considerably more stressful to move when you also have to watch what the youngest ones are doing in the next room.
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