Stress free moving
Moving is one of those stressful times which most of us have been through or will be at a point in our lives. Regardless of the type of moving, the process is usually costly, time-consuming and stressful for everyone. One of the keys to a stress-free moving is the carefully organized move. Some families and households take months to plan every aspect of their move, but some have only weeks or even days. One of the most stressful things is of course the cost of moving. Reducing the cost of moving can be achieved in a few ways. One of them is only to hire a moving truck without the professionals and pack everything yourself. If you think this will take too much time and effort you can ask your friends and relatives to give you a hand. Another way to reduce the costs of moving is to carefully plan what you are going to move with the truck and what you can throw or give away. Many people tend to keep items they no longer use or need. When you have been living in the same place for a long time, this is not a major problem, but if you are about to move (especially when the new place is smaller) it is better to keep the things you actually need and get rid of the old things. This will save you lots of packing material, effort and trips with the truck. Reducing the amount of money can also be done by renting or finding used moving boxes. You can look for these in big department stores, retailers and office buildings. Another thing to do to reduce the levels of stress around the moving process is a detailed list - how many boxes you need, how much packing material, how much extra help, what you are taking and leaving, which item to pack and load into the truck first and so on. Another thing to plan is cleaning your furniture first, before wrapping it and cleaning the place you are moving out of. If you are moving across the country make sure everything is packed the evening before and leave out only the things you will need at night and during the trip. If you are getting help from relatives and friends you need to have enough food and drinks for everyone so the work goes faster. If your children are small think of small things to make them do, so that they can help a bit, without standing on the way of the adults. If you don't think they will be able to help, find games for them to keep them entertained and your day will go without stressing about them too. When you arrive at your new place unpack the kitchen and bathroom items first, so you can prepare food and have a shower. This will make you feel refreshed and the rest of the unpacking won't seem like a big burden. Let your children adapt to their new room by letting them choose new colors or the way they want to arrange their things. Sometimes it is cheaper to replace household items than to move them, so if you decide to sell them in advance you can easily do that online a few weeks before the move and buy the new ones after you have settled in. Remember that the most organized you keep things, the easier and faster the moving process will be for you and your family. Moving is considered one of the most memorable events in a person's life so make it stress free.