How To Handle The Stress Of Moving

Over our 20 year history, Air1 Moving & Storage has helped countless customers in how to handle the stress of moving. And moving stress free is an art.

Major nationwide polls will tell you that moving is somewhere in the top three most stressful life events. Why? People make a lot of unwise decisions when moving to a new city, state or country. Here’s the best way to do it calmly.

MOVING STRESS PSYCHOLOGY

Psychologists have identified typical ways that people feel stressed before a move.

  • Feeling overwhelmed.

  • Not knowing where to start.

  • Feeling too much responsibility for everything and everyone.

  • Letting your usual de-stressors slide like hobbies, eating well and relaxing.

  • Worrying about the moving process, whether the movers will come on time, etc.

  • Sleeplessness.

Our moving pros know about moving stress psychology. When your move is well planned and executed by a top moving company, you won’t feel overwhelmed or stressed.

MONTHS BEFORE MOVING DAY

It’s the risky, unknown and unplanned that’s stressful. So our number one tip on how to handle the stress of moving is proper planning.

PLAN EARLY

It’s calming to diarize what to do when. Otherwise you have too much going on in your head. And there’s a lot you can do in advance.

GET FAMILIAR WITH YOUR NEW NEIGHBORHOOD IF YOU CAN

Moving locally is generally less stressful. It’s easy to keep in touch with people you already know there, and the journey is short.

But local movers know that people can still be overwhelmed by the stress of moving to a new city. Spend some time getting to know the area and check out some cool things to do.

MOVING TO A NEW STATE?

Forewarned is forearmed. Find out the following in plenty of time.

  • How to switch your driver’s license.

  • How to redirect your mail.

  • What the laws are where you’re going.

With a little research, the stress of moving to another state with long distance movers disappears.

MOVING INTERNATIONALLY? LEARN ABOUT THE NEW COUNTRY

Any good international movers will tell you to read up using a guidebook or forums about the country you’re going to. As with moving to another state, you won’t experience the stress of moving countries when you plan. Here’s what to know in a nutshell.

  • What you can legally take through customs.

  • Typical taboos, like what’s appropriate to wear.

  • Networks for like-minded international people to meet up.

CONSIDER WHETHER STORAGE WOULD SAVE YOU STRESS

Downsizing? Or just moving for a short time? Then why pack all your worldly belongings up and unpack them again? It’s easy to become overwhelmed by moving when you have a ton of bulky belongings that you might not even need.

It can be less stressful just to leave your belongings in reputable, climate controlled Los Angeles storage. Dealing with a minimal move is way calmer.

CHOOSE MOVERS WHO ARE LICENSED AND INSURED

Moving is not a job to be left to chance. It’s all your belongings in one place. Are you stressed about valuable items being broken? We’re expert piano movers and art movers. Check that the movers you choose are licensed and insured so you’ll have peace of mind.

GET MOVING INSURANCE

One sure way to be overwhelmed by moving is not having insurance. Talk to us about reasonable insurance packages that cover all your belongings.

So now you can relax. The movers are themselves insured, and so are your belongings.

HOW TO HANDLE THE STRESS OF MOVING WITH KIDS

“Are we nearly there yet?”

The very idea of moving with kids is enough to make a lot of people feel anxious. Learn more about moving with kids stress free here.

MOVING WITH A DOG OR ANOTHER PET?

Likewise, pets make moves a little more complicated. So correct pet planning is key in how to handle the stress of moving. If you’re moving with a dog, here’s all you need to know.

CONTINUE YOUR USUAL ANTI-STRESS ACTIVITIES

The best thing you can do is continue to meditate, cycle, read… whatever normally relaxes you. It’s vital not to skip this because you’re busy.

ONE WEEK BEFORE MOVING DAY

PACK AN OVERNIGHT BAG

Think about what you need to keep with you for about 48 hours around moving day. There’s nothing worse than realizing your medicine, chargers or pajamas are packed away in a box on a moving truck.

PLAN WHAT YOU’LL EAT WHEN YOU GET THERE

It’s quite possible that some of your family will be hungrier than usual, and tired after a long day. So don’t let anyone get hangry. Here are two stress-free options.

  1. Bring food with you that is incredibly simple to prepare.

  2. Check in advance which local restaurants will be open near your home.

ON MOVING DAY

SAVE TIME WITH PACKING AND UNPACKING SERVICES

  • Focus on your back and shoulders right now. Do they really want you to bend over more? Or pick up a lot of heavy boxes?

  • Pros are the best at padding breakable items, so it’s much less likely that anything will be broken.

  • A moving crew will also label your boxes clearly so you can find everything in storage or your new home easily.

Professionals calm anyone overwhelmed by moving this way. Because let’s face it, you have enough to do.

HIRE PROFESSIONAL CLEANERS

When most people think of moving, they don’t always consider the task of deep cleaning their whole home before they go. And it’s a biggie. Do not give yourself this exhausting extra chore.

HOW TO HANDLE THE STRESS OF MOVING? CHOOSE AIR1 MOVING & STORAGE

An experienced, trustworthy and well-organized moving company is key if you’re feeling overwhelmed by moving right now. We’ll walk you through the steps and make sure everything’s covered.

If you have any questions we’ll be glad to answer them. Just call us at (866) 750-3386. Alternatively write to us through our contact form, or email us at [email protected]

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