Relocation might seem like the most difficult thing to you right now, but there can be worse things, like your kids refusing to move. Fortunately if they’re young it makes things a little easier but even they experience high stress during a move. Here are some things to help you make your relocation easier and stress-free.
Selling before Buying
If you already own a house, it is a must that you sell it before buying yourself a new one. It would be highly advised that you ask the conditions of real estate in your area before making any moves. Hire a real estate agent who knows his job and will advertise the sale of your place. Once you have sold your home, assess the finances you have so that you will be able to determine how much you can spend on a new place.
If you don’t have enough saved up for a new house, you can always start by renting first.
The Right Mover
You would of course need a company or service providers who can move all your furniture and other items to your new home. Make sure you discuss time, place and fees beforehand so that there is no problem on the day you move. It would be wise if you transfer your things a day or two before you move with your family.
Also check the mover’s references before hiring them. This would save you from any unpleasant surprises, like having your things stolen!
Get the Whole Family Involved
Instead of trying to do everything on your own, get all the family members involved. This would mean less work for you and a quicker packing time. For example, you can take over the kitchen while your children pack up their own rooms and your spouse/life partner can pack the living room items. Dividing the tasks gets them done faster and in a more organized order. Just make sure everyone labels what boxes contain which things.
Keep the Stress at Bay!
This is the most important aspect. You can’t expect to keep yelling and bursting into tears while others tolerate your tantrums. Go for your regular walks/jogs or keep up your exercise routine to keep feeling healthy and stress-free. Start yoga or listen to soothing music while you are packing up things, as this will keep you happily occupied.
Just keep it together during the transition and it will turn out just fine!