Relocation Worries: How to Beat Stress When Moving


Whether you are relocating across town or across the country, moving is stressful for the whole family. Parents and children can feel the pressure as the moving date approaches. The task of packing every last one of your possessions can be daunting, the thought of preparing the property for your departure overwhelming. So how do you beat the moving blues?

Moving Tips for Eliminating Stress

For one thing, remember that you don’t have to do everything yourself. There are a variety of services that can help you complete important tasks in a way that allows you to focus on your home and not your endless to do list. Many Richmond movers offer both packing and moving services for fairly reasonable rates. On top of that, the staff are professionals who pack up homes much more often than the average Canadian family. This gives you protection and peace of mind that you might not get from that friend you were going to pay with pizza and beer.

Of course there are plenty of things to think about prior to moving day. Mainly, how much stuff will you bring? Furniture and other large ticket items that are not staying with the property are obviously going to move with you, as are other items of importance. That said, a move can be an opportunity to take stock of your possessions and decide if there are things you don’t need anymore. The biggest culprits that tend to fit into these categories are books and clothes. The key is to make sure you are prepared! Many people have clothes in their closet that they don’t wear, either because they are out of style, they don’t fit, or they’ve started to look worn out and old. Prior to a move, it’s a good idea to go through your closets and determine what you can get rid of. Heavily used or torn clothes can go in the trash, but you may want to consider donating other items to a local charity. Books can be treated the same way, with unwanted volumes going to charity, being sold in a garage sale, or sold to a used book store. Books are HEAVY, and you’ll find that sorting through your library will often make a move easier (or at least lighter). This kind of thought and preparation can really take the hassle out of relocation.

When it comes to preparing your property for the next residents or perhaps a landlord’s property inspection, keep in mind what items will remain on the property and what won’t. Once everything is packed, it’s likely you’ll just have to worry about floors, walls, fixtures, and yard. Getting the property you leave behind up to standards will be a much less frustrating task without all of your stuff in the way.

We hope this advice helps you to beat the moving blues and relocate without worry. For experienced and efficient assistance, please feel free to contact us for more information on how we can help.