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How to Minimize Relocation Stress and Stay Organized

Updated on June 13, 2017

A relocation, whether you are moving locally within a city or relocating to another country, can be one of the most daunting and stressful tasks of your life. Changing environment can affect anyone kids, elders, and even pets. There are lots of annoyances and nasty issues in the process of relocation which is not liked by anyone, at all. Packing small to big items, loading things onto the truck, arranging transportation of goods, lifting heavy items, arranging travel arrangements for you & your family members, unloading, unpacking and rearranging are among few of tedious tasks that make relocation a complicated and time-consuming process. So, what you can do to simplify the process of relocation and reduce the stress level. How you can turn the circumstance into the easygoing and smooth affair. You must think before you can plan to relocate from one place to another. If relocation is a problem then there is certainly a solution for it. With a little preparation and perspective, you can make your move a lot easier for you and your family members. In order to make reduce or get rid of relocation stresses, it is imperative to stay organized before you move. You need to take care of yourself during the relocating time and accept the challenge with open arms. You need do not to worry. Being worried is not a solution at all. Of course, coping with moving blues or stresses can be difficult, but it can add an exciting and fun experience into the new chapter of your life.

Keeping yourself organized before your move

It is very important to keep yourself organized before move. An organized move is certainly a less stressful move.
It is very important to keep yourself organized before move. An organized move is certainly a less stressful move.

Get rid of surplus items, unwanted things and junks

Moving home to a new place provides a great time to get rid of unwanted items, old things, and other excess clutter. Make an inventory of all your belongings and sort them into four categories: SELL, DONATE, TOSS, and KEEP. You can arrange a garage sale at your home or sell some items online. You can also donate less valuable items to a local charitable organization. If succeed to get rid of messes then it can be a big stress relief for you. It will make your move simpler since you will have less to pack and move.

Pack things correctly with a proper packing plan

Packing Supplies You May Need

  • Sturdy boxes/cartons of different sizes
  • Wardrobe boxes
  • Dish-pack boxes
  • Bubble wraps
  • Wrapping sheets
  • Blank newsprint papers
  • Old newspapers
  • Padding or cushioning materials
  • Packaging tapes
  • Knife and scissors
  • Labeling stickers
  • Permanent markers

Proper packing is utmost necessary for safe transportation of items from one place to another. A room-by-room packing plan can be very convenient. Without proper packing goods may be damaged in transit. It is important to have a proper packing plan and a clear idea of what you are packing, why and how. This will not make packing process easier but also make unpacking much easier, and give you a sense of relief from the stress.

It is important to use premium quality packing supplies and sturdy boxes to ensure secure packing of things. You should start collecting packing materials & boxes a few weeks before your move so that you can have enough time to pack your things. You can consult your local grocery stores or chemists for free boxes. Labeling boxes with appropriate tags is also important. It will help you reduce the stress level as it will make unpacking process much easier and reduce the stress level to a great extent.

Keep a moving checklist of what you need to do before moving

Of course, packing up all the things is a biggie on a move. But there are also several other tasks you will need to coordinate with your move. You need to make several arrangements before your move to reduce the relocation stress. You may need to make travel arrangements for you and your family members. You may need to make transportation arrangements for your pets and plants. You may need to collect certificates and other important documents before your move. You may need to notify several organizations for the change of address. You may also need to cut off old utilities at your old place and arrange new ones at your new place. Having a good moving checklist will help you significantly and reduce the stress.

Take help of your family members & friends

To reduce stress on our move assign specific tasks to each member of your family. You can ask your friends or relatives if they are willing to provide help on your move. Your kids may not be able to provide the help in packing items or lifting heavy things but they can certainly help clean in some small ways.

Get professional help on your move

Getting professional assistance may also help you minimize or get rid of relocation stress. You may hire professional packers and movers for your move depending on the quality of your belongings and the distance between your both destinations. There are several online portals like and from where you can book the right service for your move.

Taking care of yourself is also important

Don’t forget to take care of yourself. After all, you are the one who can help other family members accept the relocation. You need to be strong. You need to talk with your family members and make them understood that you are moving for better things. Moving will be fine and there are certainly some good things waiting at your new place. Don’t forget to ask your children, how they are feeling about the move.


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    • Rabish profile image

      Rabish Kumar 7 months ago from New Delhi

      There are certainly some ways by which one can get moving without getting moving blues.

    • deepikaa sharma profile image

      Deepika Sharma 7 months ago from Delhi

      Very nicely written, explained each and every perspective of move in perfect order. Definitely, this is going to help the new relocators or those who are planning to shift in coming future.