Best Tips for stress free & Easy Relocation
The decision to move, to leave people and places behind is huge. And its implications are enormous. This is why relocation or relocation tops the list as one of the most stressful events in life. No kidding! He is in third place, just behind death and divorce. Who would have thought?
All the packing and unpacking, those goodbyes, the stress - it's a nightmare! And there is also no escape from the dreaded event. Statistics from the US Census Bureau show that the average person moves 11.7 times during their lifetime. Chances are, you too. A few times at least.
Clearly, the bad news is that displacement cannot be completely avoided. The good news, however, is that moving doesn't always have to be a nightmare.
The art and science of moving without stress:
Easy, stress-free movement depends on three basic parameters - 1) planning, 2) packing and moving, and 3) you. Yes, you read that right!
All you have to do is take care of these settings - at Globe Moving, we call them the Big Three - and you're good to go.
1. Start with planning
Benjamin Franklin was right, you know. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. This is why planning for an upcoming relocation is the first of the Big Three.
Make a plan: Plan in detail all the tasks leading up to the last moving day. You want to include everything from the sale of your current home to the unpacking of boxes in your new home. A good idea is to go back from the day of the move to make sure you don't miss anything. Also, be sure to write down the individual tasks involved in the process from start to finish.
Prioritize Activities: Prioritize the tasks listed in your plan, based on their relative importance and the time you have to complete them. For example, make listing your home with a real estate agent a priority so that you have time to negotiate a good deal. . Likewise, prioritize all of the tasks in your plan, based on what needs to be done first.
Get organized: Now that you know what tasks need to be done, list and secure all the tools and resources you need. Don't forget boxes, scissors, packing tape, newspapers, markers, bubble wrap, etc. Also consider if you would need carts, carts, or other cases to pack and move special items.
Designate tasks and ask for help: if you plan to pack and move yourself, ask your family and friends for help to help you move. Designate responsibilities such as sourcing materials, packing, finding your new location, or even babysitting. Best of all, hire professional packers and movers and take advantage of their comprehensive relocation services.
Clutter: As the last step in the planning process, decide which items you want to move, leave behind and donate. Get rid of things that you don't intend to move. Consider organizing a garage sale or, if you have time, a sale on olx or quikr or eBay or Craigslist to get the extra cash.
Make sure you start planning early. This will help keep stress at bay by ensuring that there is no last minute rush to get things done.
2. Manage packaging and moving:
The actual packing and moving may be the hardest of the big three, or the easiest, depending on your approach. Your options are only two: take the good old DIY path or go to relocation services by hiring professional packers and movers. Weigh the pros and cons of each.
When you choose to do it yourself, your “packers and movers” are basically family and friends who have agreed to help. They are trusted people you can count on to do the job right. The fact that you don't have to pay for their "relocation services" only makes things better. Right?
False. Your DIY packers and movers are not trained, although well-meaning people. And good intentions rarely guarantee excellent results, if ever. From damage caused to items by amateur packaging to loss of goods due to inefficient movement - there can be many things that can go wrong when using untrained packers and movers. Whatever you save on the wages of professional packers and movers, you will end up spending on repairing or replacing poorly packaged and displaced goods. Plus, with DIY packing and moving, the task of supervising all the tasks falls on your shoulders, which adds to the stress.
On the other hand, when you choose to hire the professional relocation services of reputable packers and movers, the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages. On the one hand, you don't have to worry about the quality of packaging and workmanship. You have hired professional packers and movers who know and understand all the tricks of the trade. Your goods are insured and their services are guaranteed. What not to love?
On the other hand, you don't have to constantly monitor their work. You are free to create memories with family and friends, which is priceless, especially when you are about to move to another country. Of course, you will have to pay for relocation services for international packers and movers. But you will see that it is a small price to pay for ease, peace of mind and free time.
The benefits of hiring reputable movers and movers are actually numerous. And here are three tips to help you get the most out of the relocation services they provide:
Compare the options before you focus on a single company: You want to choose the best relocation service company, with experienced, knowledgeable and trustworthy packers and movers. Use the Internet to search and choose three international packers and movers to compare.
Knowing how to control packers and movers: The key to making the right choice for international packers and movers is to make the right comparison. Here's everything you need to know about the process.
Make special arrangements for pets: and lastly, make sure that the relocation service company you choose also provides pet moving services.
Once you have chosen a relocation service company, book well in advance to ensure availability.
3. Take care of yourself:
Let's move on to the third, and arguably, the most important task among the "big three" - taking care of yourself. Farewell to auction is always difficult. You will go through a range of emotions ranging from apprehension and anxiety to anger, sadness or depression outright. And it is essential that you prepare yourself, children and family, to function through these emotions.
Acknowledge and accept your emotions: Even if your reasons for relocation are positive, you will become anxious or sad. Understand that this is normal and in fact healthy. Talk about these feelings with someone you trust.
Help children with their emotions: If there has ever been a group of people who hate to change the most, it is the little humans in our homes. Relocation can be a very uncertain time for children and they will need your help to overcome their anxiety. Talk to them about the reasons for your move and reassure them of normalcy. Include them in the resettlement discussions and give them small tasks to keep them involved.
Take the time to say goodbye: Take the time to visit the people and places you love, before the big move. Take time off from work in the last two days if you feel overwhelmed towards the end.
Maintain old routines as much as possible: Follow your diet and exercise as much as possible. Eat healthy. To drink a lot of water. Daily exercise. And sleep well.
Give yourself time: And finally, take time to settle into the new environment. Know that you are going to miss the old place for a few weeks or even months, and remember that you will soon fall in love with your new home.