If you’ve ever moved, you know how much anxiety it can cause. In fact, it’s on the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale as a big stressor. Whether it’s boxing up your belongings or trying to coordinate transportation methods, one thing is for sure: moving is tough work! Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite tips on how to reduce stress during a move.

Use The Right Tools

When you work with Brothers, you know that we are going to utilize the right equipment for the job. If you want to move it yourself, make sure that you have plenty of sturdy boxes, lots of wrapping material (bubble wrap, paper, or soft cloths), and a good dolly.

Block Off Your Calendar

We know, we know…you’re busy! However, moving takes up quite a bit of your time. Like scheduling appointments and attending events, it’s important to set aside time to devote to moving. Whether it’s to pack up your items or scheduling a couple of days to actually complete the move, it’s important to block off some time on your calendar to focus on your transition.

Plan Ahead

It’s critical to plan out your move. There are several pieces to the puzzle that you have to coordinate ahead of time and during the relocation. For instance, it’s important to set up your utilities at your new residence ahead of time. Another example is that you don’t want to wait until the last minute to schedule your move with Brothers (or friends to help you load if your a DIY person).

Protect Yourself

It’s important to make sure that your belongings are safe and secure. By working with movers like Brothers, you’re choosing to work with a professional team of people who do this every day. It’s important to choose a company that:

  1. has experience;
  2. is licensed, bonded, and insured;
  3. has the proper equipment, whether residential or commercial;
  4. understands how to properly pack, move, and secure your belongings.

Remember To Take A Breather

When you’re working under a tight deadline (like a closing date), it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Remember to take a breather occasionally. Go for a quick 5-minute walk or take a water break to reset your brain. Additionally, it’s important to delegate. Rely on your real estate agent, friends, and family to help you coordinate and finish your project.

If you’re looking to drop your stress down a notch, consider calling Brothers Moving and Storage. We’re just a phone call or email form away!

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