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Reduce the Stress of Moving with These Quick Tips

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It has finally happened – you were offered that dream job across the country, or found the perfect apartment for your needs. While this is great news, it also means that you are going to have to make a move, something that can make even the toughest among us start to stress out instantly. Packing up all of your belongings and lugging them to another home definitely does not sound like the most fun you have had all year. However, once you have made the decision to make a move, there are ways you can minimize the craziness and keep your stress levels at a minimum.

 

Finding the Perfect Movers

Searching for moving companies can be a huge hassle. Depending on the day or time of day that you call, you might get different answers to the same questions at the same company depending on who answers the phone. Multiply this times six or eight, and you are headed for a frustrating day. Many moving companies store their trucks at a location that is not full-time devoted to moving such as a storage company – making it even tougher to get someone knowledgeable on the phone to transact business. Fortunately, there are ways to relieve some of this stress and you do not even have to pick up your phone! Check out MoversUnion.com where you can enter where you are moving from and moving to, as well as your dates and get customized recommendations for moving companies that are headed your way.

 

Lose the Clutter

Purging your home or apartment of unnecessary items can actually be cathartic; you can set up three piles to sell, donate or toss items that are no longer critical to your happiness. Larger, more expensive items can be sold on Craigslist, eBay or even Facebook – or you can hold a massive yard sale to clear everything out at once. Donations to Goodwill or other local thrift stores can even net you a small tax benefit, and friends are always happy with hand-me-downs that are in great shape.

 

Make Time for Packing

When you are planning a move, it seems like every free moment is eaten up with some detail, leaving you little time for the physical actions required to pack up the contents of your home or apartment. Combat these problems by blocking time off on your calendar where you do nothing other than get organized for your move. If you have kids or pets, make arrangements for them to be elsewhere so they are not underfoot. Having a dedicated day or several days when you can do nothing but purge, organize and pack will be much more efficient than attempting to work in small bursts.

 

Plan Ahead

There are items that you can check off your list ahead of time, such as getting the utilities turned on at your new place, and scheduling an “off” date for your current home. You can also start gathering packing materials such as boxes and newspapers and store them in a corner of your garage until you’re ready for them.

 

Keeping the stress of a move down can be challenging, but with help from MoversUnion.com, you can get matched up with the perfect moving company and be ready on moving day.

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