Moving can be a very stressful process. In fact, it's commonly recognized as one of the top life stressors. There are so many things involved in moving - finances, packing, logistics - the list goes on and on. It can easily become overwhelming. Today, we begin a two part series on ways to make moving less stressful and how Stockpile easy home inventory system can help.
Having the right mindset can really make this entire process a more positive one. If you let negativity creep in you can quickly find yourself feeling like you are drowning under the weight of the sheer number of decisions and details you have to handle. Maintaining a positive attitude can give you the fortitude to cope with the challenges associated with moving. Always look for the positive in the midst of the chaos.
Plan, Plan, and Plan Some More
You can't plan for everything, but you can surely cover some of the issues that are bound to crop up. Carefully consider all aspects of your move. Whether you are moving across the country or just across town there will be numerous details to attend to. As your timeline for moving becomes clear start backtracking and setting dates for when things need to be completed. Putting things off until the last minute will only increase your stress. If you can plan ahead and finish things in a timely manner you will find the entire process a bit easier. Often hasty decisions are the wrong ones. Having the time to carefully consider your options allows you to research and make the best decision possible.
It's important to know what needs to be done and when. In matters of finance and contracts missing a step can have dire consequences. Be sure that you check and double check all dates, documents and other requirements. Even if you're not a list maker now would be a good time to give it a try. You'll need a list of what needs to be done to vacate your current residence, what needs to be done to facilitate to your move to your new home, who needs to be notified of your change of address and much, much more. As a side benefit, checking things off of your lists can provide a much needed mood boost when the process starts to get to you.
Purge Before You Pack
Particularly as your move progresses and the time crunch catches up with you, it can be tempting to throw things into boxes just so that you can cross packing off of your list. Doing this is one of the biggest mistakes that many people make. Yes, dumping drawers and closets into boxes will get the job quickly, but it won't accomplish it very well. It is important to make the unpacking process as easy as possible. There's no need to pack and move items that you no longer need or want. Taking the time to sort out and trash and donate anything you don't need will reduce the amount of packing and unpacking you need to do and ultimately make you happier in your new home. Plus, it can save you on moving expenses. Most companies charge by the number of men you need and the size of the truck required to hold all your possessions. Reducing the quantity will lower the bill and it could make the process just a bit quicker.
Packing well requires more than just sturdy boxes and bubble wrap. It means organizing your boxes for ease of unpacking and effectively tracking where things are during the move. This is where Stockpile easy home inventory solution can be especially helpful. If you're already using Stockpile you already have an at home inventory and you know how beneficial it can be. If you haven't tried Stockpile yet this can seem like a challenging time to give it a go. The benefits of Stockpile make it well worth the extra effort.
Stockpile Easy Home Inventory Solution
Having an inventory of what you have and which box it's packed in can be invaluable when you arrive in your new home and need to find something. Knowing what items you got rid of before your move can also save you a ton of time and wasted energy searching for things you no longer own. Join us again next time as we walk you through how to use Stockpile easy home inventory system to track your possessions through your move.
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