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March 25, 2023

Moving & Stress: Do They Have to Go Hand in Hand?

preparing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving is known to be one of the most stressful tasks you can do. It consumes your free time, and while it most always works out in the end, it can result in some frustration along the way.

As a professional moving company in Colorado Springs, we have seen all kinds of moves, both smooth and chaotic, and we have a few guidelines that might help you circumvent some of the stress of moving.

· Acknowledge that the stress is normal. Pretending that you aren’t stressed will make you additionally stressed. Stress can be normal as well as natural, and working through it will require acknowledging it is present.

· Attempt to provide yourself sufficient time to get everything done. It will take the majority of people two days to pack up a studio or one bedroom, three to four day for packing two bedrooms, or five to six days for three bedrooms. When you possess a lot of things, then it will likely take additional time. When you need moving boxes, make sure to get them well ahead as well as make a plan for if you need more. Check with your local moving company in Colorado Springs, as they might have used boxes available. You need to also allow a day or two to clean the house you are leaving.

· Have a plan. Figure out how you should organize everything for the ideal result. Some people need a bunch of to-do lists, some people will look to install a moving app for their cell. Create deadlines for each and every stage of the move and make them early enough that missing the deadline will not be a disaster. Additionally, think about what should be packed into each carton. Label your boxes plainly and consistently, so you can explain those labeling system to the professional movers in Colorado Springs. Label all things that are breakable. Plan which room belongings are going into in the new house and label boxes accordingly. Most professional movers in Colorado Springs will gladly place everything marked "K" in the kitchen for you.

· Do not be afraid to ask for assistance or hire a moving company to assist. You don't need to get everything done by yourself. Ask your friends and extended family members for help. Find professional movers in Colorado Springs for the heavy lifting, though, rather than relying on anyone's goodwill. If you are busy and can swing it, think about hiring the moving company in Colorado Springs to handle some or all the packing, too.

· Be willing to let it go. Moving will be a wonderful excuse to take a hard look at things which have been taking up space in your house a long time out of sheer laziness. Should you have a worn-out piece of furniture, now might be the best time to kick it to the curb and purchase a replacement once you move. Electronics that won’t turn on? Books you haven't read in a decade? Something you absolutely forgot you even had? Sell what you can and donate the rest.

· Be sure to allow for downtime. Moving will take over your entire life. Lots of people realize they don't have time to get enough sleep over the move. Or they don't do anything apart from work, move, and worry about the move. Provide some breathing room in your schedule so you can go out for dinner, take the kids to a movie, etc.

· In the event you are moving to a new neighborhood or even a new city, explore the new town for a bit. Spend some time looking for diners you need to try and attractions you want to explore. Make a list of the diners and choose one that is at the top of the list, then plan to eat there the day after you move when you don't have your kitchen items unpacked yet.

Moving can be stressful, but these suggestions may help decrease the stress and even turn it into an adventure. Remember that professional movers in Colorado Springs will help with as much or as little of the move as required, and your local mover in Colorado Springs will be a wonderful resource for all things moving related from tips and tricks to moving supplies. Additionally, keep in mind this is a temporary situation and your world will return to normal soon enough.


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