Did you know that moving is often considered more stressful than divorce? According to recent studies, moving is marked as one of the most stressful life events that we go through. From managing limited time and resources to coordinating the packing and moving equipment to trying your best to organize every tiny detail while going about your day to day life it is very easy to see why so many consider this a high-stress time.
Thankfully, there are a few ways you can help combat the effects of moving stress.
Start Planning Early
Waiting until the absolute last minute to start the moving process should be avoided at all costs. In fact, waiting too late can cause you to pay more for supplies and movers as well. As soon as you know you are going to need to move, start the planning. Make a game plan of which rooms you can tackle first and start small. Pack items that you do not need until after your move. Additionally, research and book your movers as soon as possible to secure the right day and a great price.
Ask For Help
It is okay to reach out to friends and family to ask for help if you are finding the process too stressful to manage.
Get Some Rest
Getting solid sleep is vital to the success of managing your stress during your moving process. It can be easy to stay up and burn the midnight oil while packing, but we highly recommend taking time for self-care – and this includes getting enough rest. Sleep will help you manage your mental and physical health and give you the energy you need in order to move as smoothly as possible. Rest can also mean stepping away and getting coffee with a friend or going for a walk.
Increase Your Water Intake
Sure, you have heard your mom tell you this more than once, but during stressful times it is easy to turn to sugary drinks that may cause you more problems than you realize. It is a well-known fact that stress can actually cause dehydration as well. By focusing on eating whole nutritious foods and drinking plenty of water you can help curb some of the physical effects stress has on your body.
Hire Professional Help
And, when all else fails, a sure-fire way to help alleviate stress is to hire professional movers to help you manage and relieve the stress of your move. Professional movers can help from packing to unpacking and everything in between. Peace of mind is important to have and going the pro route can certainly help with that. Additionally, professional movers may even be able to save you precious resources in the long run.
If you are needing extra help during your move, consider giving us a call for a free in-home estimate. Learn more here.