Moving for most folks is a lot of stress and something that they dread with every fiber in their bodies. Does this have to be so? Does moving have to be the stuff that nightmares are made of? The answer is a resounding no! While there are a number of challenges that comes with moving, especially when it is a long distance one, there is a way you can approach this that it will become less stressful both to you and your family. This article is focused on offering tips that will make your move a lot easier.
The first thing you need to understand is that moving is not just a physical activity. The stress you feel does not just come from the actual packing and arrangements. It also has psychological basis. You can read about it here. When you understand that your mind is also responding to the impending move, asking questions you may not have answers to, you will be in a better position to take steps to calm your mind’s anxiety, freeing it up to deal with the actual task of moving. Having faced your mind’s anxiety and calmed it, you can then turn back to your task. The first thing you will need to decide on is how you want to move. We will look at this in some detail in the next section.
Considering Your Options
Whether you are moving within a city or long distance, there are always different options available to you. You should ideally take some time to evaluate each option to determine which is best for your move. Here are some of the options you may consider.
This option involves handling every aspect or arrangement for your move. If this is your first move, then this may not be the best option. It is an easier option if you have previous moving experience or if your move is within a city rather than a long-distance one. There are a number of ways you can go about this. In each case, you will need to properly pack your belongings into moving boxes and other storage containers you may want to use. You will also need to handle every aspect of moving the packed items from your home to the moving vehicle and also getting them off the vehicle at your destination. Before embarking on this, be sure to take some time to learn about moving insurance. You can find some guidance here: https://www.thebalance.com/moving-insurance-tips-and-information-4126305. The points of difference among the various options for a self-move will mainly have to do with the actual mode of transportation. These include:
· Moving your belongings to the new location in batches with your vehicle. This will only make sense for short distance moves.
· Hiring a U-Haul truck and driving your stuff by yourself to the new location. You should be aware of the challenges involved in driving across long distances and be sure you can handle it.
· Hiring a moving container. This will give you some time to carefully move your things into the container. When you are done, the company that dropped it off will come and move it to your next destination where you will then proceed to unpack your stuff.
These are some of the main options to consider for full house moves when you want to do it yourself.
This is a second option that involves you handling one part of the job and outsourcing the other part. This has to do with hiring a moving team to help with the physical labor involved in the moving process. That is, you can hire workers to handle any of these tasks: packing and loading at the current location and then unloading and unpacking when the moving van gets to the new location. This reduces the physical effort you and your family members will have to make. It also may help to rent out a self storage space to take the stress away from doing it all in one go.
Full Service Moving Company
Finally, you can opt to have a moving company that offers full moving service. This will include packing and loading at both ends and transportation. This is clearly the most convenient option as it basically frees you up to focus on other things. You should not find it difficult to get a company that offers this. In fact, most moving companies list full service moving as part of their offerings. If you therefore want the least stressful method, this is the one to go for.