Tips to Make Moving Less Stressful

Tips to Make Moving Less Stressful

Moving is an exciting experience. There's the feeling of a new beginning, whether the move is cross-town or cross-country. It's always exhilarating, because there are so many variables in play. The worst feeling that often accompanies a move is that of stress or frustration.

One great way to limit the frustration associated with moving is to make a plan

The old saying goes that chance favors a prepared mind. Preparing for a move helps eliminate stress on the day of. These tips have helped many people get through their big moving days.

  • Make Lists: Moving is a complicated endeavor. Make lists of important actions to take, like what utilities and subscriptions will require an address change. Take a morning or afternoon to handle just that task. Starting early means there will be ample time for everything to process. It also won't feel so rushed.

  • Use a Visual Aid: Making a diagram of the new place and which furniture will go in what room will save time on moving day. It also ensures the whole family is on the same page on what to do the day-of. Hashing this out before the day of the move, when everyone may be tired, will save a lot of frustration for everyone.

  • Labelling Tips for Boxes: There are lots of popular systems for labeling boxes during a move. Some people like to number them. This makes it easy to notice when something is missing. Others prefer to use a color-coding system. Boxes with blue labels might be kitchen, yellow might be the bathroom. Finally, others are more comprehensive. They prefer to label with the contents of the box and its destination. So for example, one label could be "clothing, kids' room."

One last tip is to get the best possible help

At Gordon Jensen Trucking & Storage, we're a family owned trucking company. We're experienced, insured and we've been in business for years. When Salt Lake City needs local movers who pick up, they call us first. Get in touch today and we'll help you simplify the moving process like we have for so many others.

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