Moving & Stress: Two Peas in a Pod?

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving generally is one of the most stressful things you must do. It uses your leisure time, and although it works out in the end, it can result in the desire to find a punching bag or take on yoga.

As a professional moving company in Tulsa, we have seen a myriad of moves, both smooth and hectic, and we have some tips to help you avoid the anxiety of moving.

1. Recognize that the anxiety exists. Denying that you're distressed makes you more stressed. Stress is common and natural and working through it will involve acknowledging it is present.

2. Give yourself lots of time to get everything accomplished. It can take most people a couple of days to pack up a studio or one bedroom, 3 to 4 for two bedrooms, or 5 to 6 for three bedrooms. When you have a lot of things, then it could take longer. If you need to get moving cartons, make sure to order or purchase them far ahead of time, and have a plan for should you run out. Check with your local moving company in Tulsa, as they could have used boxes around. Schedule the utility switch far ahead of time. It's also advisable to allow for a few days to clean the property you're departing.

3. Create a plan. Work out exactly how you should plan things for optimum results. Numerous people need to have loads of to-do lists, lots of people could try to find a moving app for their phone. Place deadlines for every stage of the move and set them early enough that not making them will not be a catastrophe. Also have a specific strategy for what is going inside which box. Tag your cartons plainly and also consistently, allowing you to explain those labels to the movers. Tag all that is delicate. Plan what area everything is going into in the new home and tag boxes appropriately. The vast majority of professional movers will happily place everything designated "Kitchen" in your kitchen for you.

4. Don't hesitate to ask for assistance or make use of a moving company to help you. Don't do everything yourself. School age kids can help, however, you might have to find appropriate bribes to inspire them. Ask your buddies and relatives for help. Hire professional movers in Tulsa for help with the bulky items, though, rather than relying on anyone's goodwill. If you're busy and might have the funds for it, take into account appointing the moving company to complete a handful of or all the packing as well.

5. Be ready to let items go. Moving is an excuse to get rid of items that happen to be sitting in your residence quite a while from sheer inertia. If you have a worn-out piece of furniture, now may be the time to kick it to the curb and purchase a replacement when you move. Electronic devices which do not work? Books you have not read through in several years? A thing you totally forgot you had? Sell what you are able and donate what's left. Pick a charitable organization which does pick up when possible.

6. Make sure to allow for downtime. Moving can take over your life. Many people realize they do not have sufficient time to receive adequate rest over the move. Or even they don't do anything except work, move, and stress about the move. Allow some slack with your schedule allowing you to go out for a meal, take the children to a fun activity, and so forth.

7. When moving to a new neighborhood or a new town, be a tourist for a bit. Take some time looking for dining establishments you just must try, points of interest you would like to pay a visit to. Create a list of those restaurants and choose one you undoubtedly like the idea of, and then commit to visit the day after you move whenever you do not have your kitchen unpacked yet.

8. Keep healthy. Moving boxes might help your exercise routine, though if you do a morning walk, keep doing your morning workout. In case you have to pack your fitness equipment, look for a short-term alternative. Maybe get a free trial at a gym. At the very least, take a quick stroll each day to get away from the moving tasks. Exercise is proven to decrease stress.

Moving is usually stress filled, but the eight suggestions above can help you lessen the strain and change it into an adventure. Remember that professional movers can help with just as much or as little of the move as needed, and your local mover in Tulsa can be a wonderful resource for everything from tips and tricks to moving supplies. Also, don't forget this is a brief state of affairs and your life is going to go back to normal in no time.


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