17Jul Making Your Moving Day Fun and Positive – Here’s How
“It’s not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities.” – Kristin Armstrong
Much has been written about the top stressful life events in our lives. According to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, crises such as the death of a family member, divorce, death of a child all cause our heart rates and anxiety levels to rocket. It is also important to note that not all stressful incidents are negative. Events such a marriage, retirement, and relocating to a new home are all included on the Stress Scale.
One of the ways to avoid the stress of moving to a new home is not to move, instead to remain in your current location. However, not is moving sometimes avoidable, it is better to imitate the attitude expressed by Kristin Armstrong in her quotation mentioned above. At the risk of mindless repetition, relocating your home or office “creates new starting points” and allows you to “see new options and new possibilities.”
Tips to make your move fun and positive
Therefore, the question that begs is not whether you should move or not; rather it is what you should do to make your moving day a positive experience. In the interest of answering this question, here are three tips to help you get through your moving day with ease:
Partner with a professional removalist
The first step is to find a cheap yet professional Interstate removals company. They will take care of most of the planning, packing, and small, time-consuming details; thus, reducing your stress levels and freeing up time for you to concentrate on the aspects of your move such as sorting out what needs to be moved and what can stay behind.
Time to sort out your possessions
It goes without saying that it’s not a good idea to throw everything that you own into boxes and move it to your new home. Not only is this going to add substantially to the moving cost, but it is not a great plan to move all your old, broken, and unwanted items to your new destination.
Therefore, allocate enough time to sort through all of your possessions, dividing them into the following three piles: throw away, donate, and pack. This will save time and money in the long run and allow you to settle into your new home quickly and easily.
Plants and pets
The third step is to make sure that the plants that you would like to take with you are allowed to be transported to the new region you are moving to. This is particularly important if you are moving interstate. The same applies to the pets you own and plan on taking with you.
With careful planning, partnering with the right removals company, and time-management, it is possible to experience a stress-free move. Furthermore, it is even conceivable to have a positive, fun move.