It is estimated that the average U.S. home contains approximately 300,000 items. This can seem like an overestimate; however, if you consider the number of small items like pieces of clothing, books, and toiletries you own, you will find it is not hard to reach this number and it can be overwhelming to have to move all of those things from one place to another.
There are several ways you can decrease the moving stress. The first is to remove your junk from the equation. Many people find it helpful to get rid of things they no longer need or use before a move. Another way to decrease moving related stress is to hire a moving company.
Tip 1: Purge
Prior to moving, identify and get rid of the items that you no longer need or use. It can be a wonderful way to declutter your life, and if you are hiring a moving service, it is a way to save money — the less you have to move, the less you have to pay movers.
At the start of your purging process, you should contact different junk removal companies and find out their requirements for removal. Some companies may only take certain items or they may require that everything is placed by the curb or in a particular container.
Once you have your junk removal plan in place, you can begin the actual process of purging. Clothing, shoes, books, and knick-knacks are great places to start with your purge. It is fine to keep your favorites of these things, but it is also fine to let go of the things that have become clutter.
Tip 2: Hire a Moving Company
Once you have purged your junk, employing moving services is another way to ease the stress of moving. A professional moving company understands your moving needs and can tailor moving services specifically to your needs. You may only need to hire movers to load and unload a moving truck, or you may need movers to pack and load and unload.
Moving comes with a lot of stressful factors that cannot be ignored. However, several of them can be dealt with and fully alleviated with a little time and planning. Consider getting rid of unused items and hiring a moving company as two very effective ways to help to ease some of your moving stress.