Whether you are moving homes or office spaces, relocating is stressful. There are many moving pieces with tasks to complete, budgets to consider, and changes to manage. Regardless of who you are and where you are moving, Brown Box Movers is here to offer you tips to manage your relocation stress in the most productive way possible!
First, make a plan. By planning you are taking time to map out what steps need to be completed. Stress can cause you to forget important things, but keeping a list ensures you can cross off each task as it is completed. This will eliminate the stress of possibly forgetting something, while also allowing you to delegate who is responsible for what.
Second, use the opportunity to get rid of items you no longer need. Whether you are donating, selling, tossing out, or giving items to friends or family, this is a great opportunity to downsize. If you are packing yourself, you can do this during the packing process. If you are hiring professionals, go through your home or business before they arrive.
Third, write down special instructions. Whoever these instructions may be for – write them down. Are there special codes a new homeowner or professional mover needs? Do certain items need to remain together? Whatever the reason, even if you are available to provide the information, it is best written as well, just in case stress causes you forget or you are busy.
Next, have a plan for children and pets. Relocating is stressful for both parties and having a plan will make it easier. Make sure you keep toys and snacks available for your children, so they are occupied. Find a safe space for your pets with familiar items, to help them feel comfortable. With pets and children occupied and safe, you can focus on other aspects of the moving experience.
Finally, ask for assistance. There is no shame in doing so, and seeking resistance can reduce the stress. You will have more time to focus on other tasks, such as your business or taking care of your children and pets, while professionals assist you in packing and/or moving. Contact us today for more information on how we can make your move easier!