July 15, 2014

Tips to Avoid Moving Stress

woman avoiding moving stress

Did you know that moving ranks as one of the most stressful events in a person's life? If you have moved before, likely you know how true that is. Packing up everything you own and moving to a new home can be a difficult and stressful task. Fortunately, 1-800-PACK-RAT is ready to help you achieve a smooth and stress-free move!

  1. Planning, planning and more planning: Planning is key for a successful move. That's why we developed MyMovingChecklist.net — an app that you can access anytime and anywhere from virtually any device. It's free and walks you through the entire moving process. It's a great way to start your planning and then follow-through.
  2. Do your homework: Much moving stress is caused by things going wrong, or certainly not as expected. By choosing trusted partners to help you pack, store and transport your valuables, you are assured a good experience. Make sure you investigate your movers and their services and read their reviews.
  3. Schedule your time well: Your move can get stressful when time starts running out. There is a lot to do when it comes to moving, so be sure to give yourself ample time to get everything done. Take a look at your family's calendars and schedules to make sure there are no major conflicts.
  4. Say farewell: It can be difficult to say goodbye to friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. Take the time to enjoy a final dinner, party or informal get-together where you can visit with the friends you have made in your current town. A goodbye party will give you something to look forward to as you wade through the moving process.