3 ways how to make moving Across States less stressful
I think we all know what it’s like to move. When I talk to friends about moving, there’s always the question, ” how to make moving less stressful?” Especially with children, moving takes its toll on everyone in the family.
I’ve done it twice now, and while I wouldn’t trade my experiences for anything (because they’ve shaped me into the person I am today), I have to admit that both of those moves were incredibly stressful.
It was hard leaving all my friends behind, and even harder the closeness of family when we set out to Georgia. Then navigating a pandemic, a new baby, and so much in between, I felt myself stretch in ways I never thought possible. And yet it happened, and our family flourished in a season of uncertainty and new beginnings. So when our hearts began to stir that our season was ending in Georgia, I felt the time was cut too short…
But then I realized something: it’s not about how long we’ve lived somewhere; it’s about what we’ve done while we were there. I’ve learned so much about myself during this time, and I’m so thankful for all of the people who have come into my life along the way. But now is the time for us to embark on a new adventure and keep taking another leap of faith—and you know what? That’s okay.
Three Tips for an Easier Move
Moving the second time allowed us to be much more prepared. Though moving from one state to another is stressful, here are several tips that helped us plan far better this time around!
1. Get organized!
This part saved us so much time, energy, and stress! Make a list of all the items that need to be moved and estimate how many boxes you need. I connected with a local professional moving surveyor who provided the perfect amount of packages we needed! If you are unsure about how much stuff you have, take measurements of each room and list what furniture, appliances, and other items are in each room. It’s better to plan than stress days before the move.
2. Create a budget for your move.
Moving is expensive! It can be a challenge to navigate the costs without a solid plan. So when you’re preparing to move, take time to itemize what is needed. Don’t forget to include storage fees, packing supplies, transportation costs, and fuel costs for driving your moving truck or van!
3. Get Professional Help!
Research moving companies in your area using online review sites and ask friends who have recently moved if they used any local companies they would recommend. This is where companies such as Page Relocation are a phenomenal choice!
Not only do they provide a variety of moving services including residential, but they also specialize as Atlanta commercial movers! That includes office spaces and more. But what’s great about Page Relocation is they are more than just a mover. When you select them to manage your move, you are choosing an entire team of specialists working together to exceed your expectations.
If you’re looking for a personalized moving experience, I can’t encourage you to check this company out! When you move with Page Relocation you’re given a personal Move Coordinator from the moment you start. From your initial consultation to your final satisfaction check, their team is dedicated to making your move your simplest move ever.
Make space for your transition
This is a bonus one. Moving also can spur sadness and grief/loss. This recent move was much harder than I expected it to be personally. Transitions are never easy, so be gracious with yourself and your family as you navigate the new.
One way we did that was taking a family vacation to Florida. We love Disney and our move allowed us to not rush to the next location. It also provided some distraction that I think we all needed for a week.
However you prepare for a move, remember that change can be good. As you frame your transition I hope you use these practical ways on how to make moving less stressful.