7 Pro Tips For Stress-free Moving

Moving can be one of the most stressful events in life – especially if you’re moving a long distance and need to organize your possessions, pack them up, find movers, unpack in your new location, and get settled in your new home and neighborhood. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all the details that come along with a move, but it doesn’t have to be that way!

Here are 7 tips for making your next move as stress-free as possible:

  1. Purge Your Belongings:
  2. Moving is a great opportunity to get rid of things you don’t want or need anymore. This will help save money on packing materials and reduce the amount of time spent packing up items at each end of the move. Make sure you donate what you no longer need or sell valuable items online for extra cash.

  3. Create A Moving Budget:
  4. Factor in costs such as movers (if applicable), cost of renting a truck/trailer (if applicable), packing supplies, tolls if driving cross country etc into an overall budget before beginning anything else associated with your move – this will help ensure everything goes smoothly without any surprise costs popping up throughout the process!

  5. Research Movers Carefully:
  6. If you’re hiring professional movers make sure to do plenty of research beforehand about their rates, policies, and customer reviews so there won’t be any surprises when it comes time to pay or settle disputes after the fact!

    MOOvers Chicago Inc. Mark Rangel – (773) 474-2691 www.mooverschicago.com
    New City Moving (773) 489-0600 www.newcitymovers.com
    Crown World Mobility (888) 942-6000 www.crownrelo.com – national and international moves

    Use our Little Black Book to find movers we or our clients had a great experience with.

  7. Pack Smart & Efficiently:
  8. Begin planning out what needs to be packed up well ahead of time so that nothing is left behind on moving day itself – also use smaller boxes for heavier items like books or records instead of large ones that are difficult to carry around! Label all boxes clearly according to the room they belong in at the destination too (e.g., “Kitchen”), which makes unpacking much simpler afterward. Or, treat yourself and have the moving company pack for you!

  9. Take Care Of Yourself During The Move Process:
  10. Don’t forget about taking care of yourself during such an overwhelming time by eating nutritious meals and getting enough rest when needed – this helps prevent exhaustion from burning out quickly during moves which can increase stress levels tenfold! Get some fresh air too if possible; even just 10 minutes outside each day can work wonders for mental health during times filled with obligations & responsibilities related directly offloading/packing furniture etc…

  11. Have Essential Items Close At Hand When Unpacking:
  12. Keep essential items such as your medicines, pet food, and toiletries handy while unpacking so they’re accessible immediately upon arrival – little touches like this go far towards making the transition smoother overall without having to spend considerable amounts of energy trying to locate those necessities while still tired from the journey over…

  13. Connect With Your New Neighbors And Community:
  14. You’ll want to connect with people surrounding the neighborhood right away and begin feeling settled earlier than later; try attending local events introduce yourself to neighbors who live nearby or join clubs where the same interests are shared among members within the immediate vicinity… Doing activities together allows for building relationships faster, and you will soon feel at home in your new neighborhood.

Following these tips will make sure the entire moving process is as stress-free and organized as possible. Good luck with your upcoming move!