How to Remove Stress from Moving (to/from Richmond, Virginia)
I think most people will agree that in order to remove stress from any move, we need to be organized. This can mean many things.
Stewart Moving and Storage has published beneficial moving articles in regards to a specific organized moving checklist, and we want to share tips of how to remove stress from moving. This will result in less-stress for you.
It is one thing to get organized and another to stay organized.
WRITE YOUR TASKS & TACKLE THEM
Before you do anything in regards to your move, have a plan and outline it on paper. Refer to our helpful planning articles here.
If you organize your moving tasks by week, you will be able to tackle every goal with ease….just stick to the plan.
LABEL, LABEL, LABEL
One key way to remove stress from moving is to be sure to label every box and container that you intend to move – this way you won’t be driving yourself crazy as to the location of your favorite pots and pans, knives or towels. There will be no mystery boxes to open, which will also save you a great deal of time.
It is also a time saver to label every room each box is destined for (kitchen, master bathroom, Johnny’s room, etc.)– huge time saver!
FIRST NIGHT BOX
Just as you would pack your bags for a weekend destination, pack the same items for your move.
On your first night you will need the normal overnight items – toiletries, vitamins, extra clothes, etc., but also remember the toilet paper, a couple towels and pillows, too! Let’s say you forgot to label the box with the towels – you may be taking a late shower or skipping your stress-relieving-soak altogether!
If your move is not permanent or if you’re just not quite sure – storage is a wise option. You can avoid packing clumsy furniture, which you plan to keep later down the road, into storage. Also keep in mind that any large or keepsake treasures you do not intend to part with (but plan to keep) can also be put in storage.
Reach out to Stewart Moving and Storage as they offer a wide range of state-of-the-art storage options here.
HIRE A RELIABLE MOVING COMPANY
There are many “moving companies” out there who are not licensed, insured or do not accept credit cards. Hmmmmm…What is wrong with this picture?
For more than two decades Stewart Moving and Storage has been the preferred movers in Richmond, Virginia with award winning moving and storage services. They are not only licensed and insured but they will work with you during the entire moving process.
Stewart Moving and Storage provides a modern fleet of moving trucks with permanent logos attached to both sides of their trucks. Their trained move team utilizes the latest techniques to protect your possessions and home. They also provide full-time, uniformed employees who undergo a background check and drug screening.
IMPORTANT AND SMALL VALUABLES
Eliminate stress from moving by being sure to pack any cash, fine jewelry, guns and/or important family documents with you in your personal vehicle. Talk about a stress-reliever!
Don’t wait until the last minute to plan for the location of your furniture at your new home. Walk through each room and measure if you need to, assuring there is a place for everything. You don’t want to wait until the last minute – only to discover your California king bed will not fit into your new “master bedroom.”
TAKE BREAKS & EAT HEALTHY
While your kitchen will be out of commission on move day, plan ahead and prepare a few healthy meals, so you will not be reaching for the fast-food alternative. The typical fast-food menu can zap your energy, unless you reach for a salad or stuffed baked potato. You will need your energy for the move day! Keep it simple and light – salads, deli sandwiches, fruit salads – you get the idea.
Also remember to be kind to your body and take those breaks. Find a place to relax with your favorite energy-packed snack!
CONTACT SERVICE PROVIDERS & CHANGE ADDRESS
A couple weeks before you move, contact your local post office and update your address – most states allow you to change your address online!
Don’t forget to do the same with your service providers, such as power, water and gas. Not only do you not want to pay for utilities at a home you no longer live in but you will need the internet and water for that stress-relieving bubble bath.
Stewart Moving and Storage wants you to have a stress-free move and they have provided the following link with 70 tips to remove stress from moving.
Let’s do this!