Relocating Can Be Stressful
When we consider moving from one home to another, possibly one state to another, stress is all part of the experience. It’s how you handle your stress that will make all the difference in the world. First, consider the positive reasons you are making this move, and how it will make your life better, or less expensive, or even warmer in the winter, if you are considering Central Florida for your next relocation. One of the worst things you can do is not to give yourself enough time to do all the things you have to do. Packing often takes us down memory lane and can delay the process of letting go of things that no longer make sense. Make the time. Plan the time. How organized you make the move, the better. Start with a list and who does what. Are you hiring a professional mover? That in itself could give you enough stress for a lifetime if you didn’t do all the homework involved. Many moving companies start at one price, but when it’s time to unload the truck, all sorts of upsells start to happen, and that’s not the time to consider whether the furniture on that truck should have been moved with you in the first place. Do all that upfront. Get it in writing. That will remove so much less stress on the other side, at your new destination or storage unit. Don’t be afraid to assign different responsibilities to others. Are we ready with the next location? Are the utilities set to go? Ask other members of your family, or a good friend to take a few things off the list and handle it for you. Never, never try to do this without rest. So many accidents happen when we try to go beyond what our bodies can take. Don’t all of a sudden become a furniture mover, or decide to work through the night to get the project done. Get your rest. Rest is one of the most important components of a stress-free experience. When your body is rested, your brain can take you places it just can’t when exhausted. Expect the stress to be there. How you prepare for it, and how you handle your move, can make the transition from one location to another very pleasant. I am Claudia Bonilla and I want to reduce the stress of relocation. Find out more about me and my services on YouTube or at ClaudiaBonillaHomes.com.