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Once you have Residential moved enough, you’ll start to notice a pattern. There’s the excitement of getting everything packed and ready yourself for the hard work that is moving.

Then comes the hard work. It turns out that everything that you thought would take ten or thirty minutes actually takes thirty. And everything that you thought would take one hour actually takes five.

Moving day is finally here. It’s a long and exhausting day of lifting heavy boxes and dealing with any last-minute issues. Once all is said, you finally sit back and relax in your new house. But then you see the boxes and realize how much there is still to do. Meanwhile, life – jobs, kids, pets, etc. – Continues to require your attention and the internet company just stated they won’t have your service up for another week.

It is no wonder that so many people find the act of moving to be stressful.

At Perfect Timing Moving, we want to ensure you that it’s not. It is a fact of life, that moving can cause stress but it’s better to be prepared and know what to expect. These 7 tips are a great place to start.

1. Accept that stress can be a part of moving.

Acceptance is key to getting over moving stress. You will be less likely to allow stress to hold you back if you accept that you will experience some stress during your move. It’s possible to think of other times in your own life when you’ve accepted stress as a normal part of life and worked through it. Stress is a normal human reaction to difficult circumstances. However, it isn’t the end. It may even be helpful. You can accept it for what it really is and allow it to affect you, but it shouldn’t stop you from doing the work at hand.

2. Give yourself enough time

Moving stress can be caused by a lack of time. Not having enough time can make moving stressful. While a stress-free move is not possible, it can be made easier by making sure you give yourself enough time to accomplish everything. You will need two days to pack a studio apartment or one-bedroom apartment. Two days for a 2 bedroom home and five to 6 days for a 3 bedroom home. Make sure you allow yourself enough time to complete other tasks like choosing a moving service or renting a truck. You’ll feel more overwhelmed if you delay.

3. Start small

A quote from Confucius says, “The man that moves mountains begins by carrying off small stones.” If you start with the small things first, you’ll quickly notice how they add up. If you feel overwhelmed by stress from moving or don’t know how to get started, something can be done. This could include packing up a single drawer in the kitchen or organizing all of your books into one box. For managing stress, it’s important that you make progress. So worry less about how you will pack everything up and ship it to another place–just focus on each step.

4. Stay organized

If you want to make moving more enjoyable, organization is key. This applies to all aspects of your move. It includes labelling boxes and organizing them in a way that makes them easier to unpack. If organization is made a priority right from the beginning, it will make your life easier and reduce headaches.

5. Find professional movers

You can save stress by entrusting some of your major moving tasks to professionals if you have the money. A professional moving company can not only do the heavy lifting but also pack and transport your fragile items, such as lamps or art. You will be able to focus on the things you love and not have to worry about moving. A reputable and trusted moving company is a must. Otherwise, you might find yourself with more stress. 

6. Ask for help

If you feel overwhelmed, it’s okay for you to reach out to someone who can help. If you’re feeling stressed out during your move, you can ask a family member or friend for assistance. It can reduce the stress involved in moving and it is great to have someone else to distract you from the overwhelming task. Ask for help at least a week ahead of time so that you can accommodate anyone who asks. Be grateful for any assistance you receive, and repay the favour if needed.

7. Get some rest

It is easy to lose sleep when you have so much to do. Stress can overwhelm you if you don’t get enough rest. Your sleep is your number one priority, so make sure you get at least a night of rest every night. Moving can drain you physically and mentally. If you don’t get enough sleep you will quickly feel exhausted. It will be easier to get more sleep and feel less stressed when you do.

8. Leave it to the professionals

We know how stressful moving can be, so make sure to work with a professional moving company to handle all your moving activities. We make sure to take care of you during the move, almost as if treating yourself to a relaxing activity.

Contact Perfect Timing Moving to experience what a stress-free residential move feels like. Call us today at (905) 424-5818 to talk to a moving specialist today and to get a free quote!

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