Managing Stress While Moving
For some people, moving to a new town, state or country can be a stressful event, but it doesn’t have to be. During this time of change, there are several steps that you can take to minimize moving-related stress and even have a little fun in the process.
Plan Your Move
Before you begin the moving process, develop a plan and a schedule as early as possible. This will allow you to divide your move into smaller, more manageable pieces and set aside time to accomplish each stage. Using a moving checklist can help to keep yourself organized and on track.
Set a Moving Budget
Money can be a source of worry, but not if you plan ahead of time. Obtain quotes from moving companies so you know how much your move will cost and you can create a moving budget. Make sure to ask questions of each representative about exactly what is included to ensure the mover’s services meet your needs. Also, make sure the mover is fully accredited by the AMSA ProMover program.
Ask for Help
Ask friends and family to help with moving-related tasks, such as packing a few boxes or watching the kids while you pack. Give them plenty of advance notice so they can prepare to help you. Consider sweetening the deal by offering to buy them pizza during moving day.
Research Your New Area
Familiarize yourself with your new neighborhood. After checking out the essentials, such as medical providers and schools, look into fun activities, restaurants and area attractions near your new home. Having a frame of reference helps put you at ease when moving to a new area, and you may just find your new favorite hangout in the process.
Contact an Arpin agent to take the stress out of your move. Our trained, professional staff are prepared to move you across town or around the world.