Quick Tips on How to Make Moving Less Stressful


Moving to a new property is one of those big moments in life. Unfortunately, it is also considered to be one of the most stressful ones. There are plenty of things to do during a relocation and things can get overwhelming really quickly; don’t even get me started on the potential problems lurking around the corner on the actual moving day. To avoid letting your moving day turn into a very stressful day, there are steps you can take beforehand. Here are some quick tips on how to make moving less stressful.  


Start Early

Take a leaf out of AnyVan’s book and give yourself as much time as you can: the nationwide moving company recommend starting as early as possible in their guide on making moving easier. Not having enough time to deal with the tasks at hand is the main source of stress. The shorter time you give yourself to prepare for the relocation, the more difficult it will be to remain calm. Even when the move is still a couple of months away, you can start making a list of items to relocate and begin packing items that are not frequently used. The small steps you take today will reduce the number of things you need to do as you get closer to the big day.

Get Everyone Involved

You can’t do everything yourself; in fact, you shouldn’t. Sure, you can help the kids pack their toys to speed things up, but every member of the family needs to start doing their tasks too. Remind family members about the things they need to do and make sure they start as early as you to keep the process stress-free.

Get the Right Supplies

Good packing supplies help. No, seriously; they do. Instead of spending your time dealing with flimsy boxes and covers that don’t really fit your stuff, it’s much better to invest in good packing supplies. You’ll find packing so much easier to do when you have the right tools and supplies for the job.

Don’t forget to mark every box meticulously too. Make a list of items to pack, group them based on the frequency of use, the rooms to which they belong, and other categories, and mark boxes based on that list to make unpacking easier.

Get Help

At some point, you need to start thinking about the actual relocation process. Fortunately, there are a lot of good man and van services to choose from. You no longer have to settle for less-than-stellar services and you’ll get professional movers helping you on the big day. Similar to other tasks in the moving process, it is best to start early with your search. Talk to a number of service providers, compare their quotes and service offers, and be sure to settle for the moving service you’re comfortable with the most.


Lastly, learn to relax more. You have everything covered. On the big day, you should have no problem at all moving to the new property. After all, you’ve taken as much time as you need. Relax and stay in control of the moving process and you will have a successful relocation. Save Save Save

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London http://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums