I have a friend who is moving this summer. She told me how stressful it was and we talked briefly about it. Homeschoolers are people and people move around. So maybe we should touch on moving a bit.
Moving is one of those life situations which everyone has to go through from time to time, a kind of rite of passage. Yet, it is often also one of the more stressful things which we have to do in our modern lives.
If you are about to move home, it is possible that you are already experiencing some stress in relation to it, and you might be wondering how you can deal with the situation in a way which will reduce that stress. In this post, we are going to take a look through some of the best things you can do to make moving home a little easier on yourself and your family as a whole.
Start Packing Early (But Be Careful About The Order)
It is usually the case that we leave packing until it is almost too late. Everyone is guilty of this, and yet it is the most common reason that the move itself is so stressful. If you are looking to have a less stressful time of it, then you will probably want to consider packing your things up a little earlier.
At the very least, you can start to pack up, and this will surely make it easier on moving day itself. But when you are starting to pack up early, be careful about what you pack. You don’t want to make living in the current home more difficult by packing away essentials, after all.
Start with those things which don’t matter so much, the things you don’t need to live from day to day. Keep essentials until last, and this alone will make a huge difference to how stressed out you get.
Get Professional Help
On the day itself, it is likely that you will want to find some kind of help. There are a number of places you can look for this. Most people will go to their family and close friends for help. This is certainly a good start, and it might prove to be an essential way to get the day moving in a much faster fashion.
But you will also want to keep an eye out for any professional help which you might be able to benefit from. Having some local movers on board on the day can mean that everything is just that little bit easier – and it will probably be much faster too. This is worth thinking about if you want the moving day itself to go off without a hitch.
Move On A Weekend
It might be a good idea to keep moving day for a weekend (that’s what my friend did). This will enable you to spend as much time as you need to on the move, which can really make a world of difference when it comes to wanting everything to be as easy as possible.
You might even find that it is worth taking a few days off work after the weekend too. This gives you the chance to unpack and spend some time in your new home, which can be really useful for starting to feel at home in it.