When it comes time to actually make your move, you may be faced with a myriad of emotions from joy to sadness and everything in between. Moves are scary and there is no doubt about that, but it is important that you recognize what might be scaring you and how you can cope with your fears.
- Keeping Everything Organized
Your home is likely organized before your move and you know where everything is. A move means that all of your belongings will go into boxes and you may feel like you will lose that organization you once had.
It can be scary to think about losing important items or not being able to find something you need. To help you combat this, label all of your boxes. You can also create an inventory sheet to place on top of the items before you close the box. Then, when you open the box, you instantly know what items are in there.
- Packing Up Everything
If you are looking around your home, scared because of how many items you have and how many you need to pack, relax and take a deep breath. You should go through all of your items previous to the move and toss out anything that you no longer want or need. This will help you minimize how much you actually need to pack up.
- Breaking Your Valuables
Everyone worries that their personal valuables will break during the move, but they don’t have to. To ease your worry, you should wrap and double wrap these items with bubble wrap, newspaper, and other protective cushioning.
It also helps to take these items with you in your vehicle instead of placing them on the moving truck.
- The Unpacking
Unpacking is another scary milestone that you will face when moving, but remember, not everything needs to be unpacked instantly. Take your time and start with the more important boxes. You can slowly work your way around the home and you will soon have all of the boxes unpacked.
If you do start to feel overwhelmed, stop for a day or two and then resume unpacking when you feel like doing it.
Moving is scary and you can fight back against your fears easily by planning, preparing, and knowing what and how to handle situations. The more time you take to ensure everything goes smoothly, the more relaxed you will be.