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A Stress-Free Move

Relocating your home is an exciting time! Whether it’s down the street or across the country, you will be feeling excited but also maybe a bit anxious. Moving to a new location is a time-consuming ordeal that while is exciting, can be extremely stressful, even for the best planners. Fortunately, we’ve put together an infographic laying out some strategies to help you through these trying times. These ideas are intended to make your move as smooth and seamless as possible!

When sorting belongings, you’re likely to come across items you no longer need or use. One idea to consider is hosting a garage sale. It could help offset some expenses and save you space while packing. Moreover, a garage sale gives you the opportunity to earn money for other items you might need, such as furniture or appliances for the new home.

The cost of bubble wrap and boxes can quickly add up when relocating. However, you could reduce expenses by using clothing to wrap breakables such as fine china, vases and glasses. You may also be able to get free boxes from grocery stores, bookstores or people who just moved into your neighborhood.

Hiring a professional moving company to transport your belongings may help relieve some of the stress from moving and the burden of carrying heavy boxes. Alternatively, if you are looking to save money and are willing to do most of the work, you could hire movers to do only the heavy lifting and driving. Be sure to shop around and get quotes or estimates from a variety of businesses to find the best deal.

Moving day can be chaotic and disruptive for children, too, who often rely on consistency and routine. If you have little ones, try putting together fun projects for the big day to help keep them occupied and entertained. Load tablets with their favorite movies and get them activity books and travel-friendly games to play during transit. Additionally, consider exploring the neighborhood with your children before moving day. Plan a walking tour to scope out the best playgrounds, the downtown area and their new school. By the time you move, they may likely feel more comfortable and familiar with the new environment.

Moving can be an incredibly stressful life event. However, incorporating these tips can help you make the process easier and more efficient. For more hacks to organize a stress-free transition to your new home, check out the accompanying resource.