The stress of finding your dream home is over but here comes the next part, moving. It’s honestly one of the most stressful situations that you’re bound to go through multiple times throughout your life. You can’t avoid it, but you can make it easier on yourself. At Hills Real Estate Team, we’re here to help make the process less stressful by helping you find the perfect home for you. No matter if you’re in Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Spearfish, or Bozeman area, contact us today and we’ll help you find the home of your dreams. So let us alleviate that stress, while also giving you some useful tips and tricks to create a smooth moving experience.
Accept That Stress Will Happen
Like we stated earlier, moving stress is inevitable. So just go ahead and accept it. What you can also do, is try and figure out what types of activities you can do throughout the moving process that can help relieve some stress. Whether that be making time for exercise, cooking your favorite food, or just going for a relaxing drive, these can all help keep you sane during the process. Also if you’ve moved before, look back and see what helped alleviate stress then. You can also use this to see what the most stressful part of moving was and use that to plan ahead too.
Give Yourself Plenty of Time
We’re all guilty of procrastination but one of the biggest stressors when it comes to moving is time. Sometimes you can’t help it, but not giving yourself enough time can lead to you feeling rushed and forgetful. When you start, figure out what exactly you’re moving and how much stuff you have in that room. If you’re a single person moving into a home for the first time, you probably don’t have as much stuff as a four-person family does, so therefore plan a proper time frame. Give yourself more time than you need. There are always those few things that always pop up the night before, so always plan for more time.
The organization is the key to keeping yourself stress-free and calm. Everyone has their own levels of the organization, and you don’t have to be making labels and color coordinating everything (unless that's your thing). But, label your boxes and write down what's in them. If you already know where things are going it can save you the time when unpacking and packing. Also, keep all of your moving documents in one place. Whether that be physical copies of the paperwork or an online folder with everything in it, keep them together! If you make the organization a top priority, you’ll be setting yourself up for fewer headaches and an overall easier move.
If it's available for your budget, hiring movers can help alleviate a huge part of the stress. Handoff some of the bigger tasks to the experts and let them do the heavy lifting, literally. In addition to helping load up the heavier items, they can also help you pack things up. Many moving companies have specific and useful ways to transport items that are either large or fragile. Be sure to hire a company with a reliable and trustworthy service, otherwise, they may be adding to the stress and not taking away from it.
Ask For Help
If hiring movers isn’t in the budget for you, that's okay. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, an extra set of hands can greatly alleviate your stress. Whether that be help lifting boxes, unpacking, or organizing, that extra help makes a huge difference. Plus, having someone around can be a great distraction from the stress. Just be sure to sincerely thank them afterward!
Prioritize Your Health
We understand it, there's a lot to do when it comes to moving. Don’t put yourself on the back burner. Take priority in what you need and what you need to get done. This goes hand in hand with accepting that stress is inevitable but make sure you’re getting a full amount of sleep and taking care of yourself. The last thing you want is to be sick during the moving or unpacking process. Moving takes a lot out of you both mentally and physically, and if you're not prioritizing your health, you’re not going to have the energy you need.
Once the moving process is over and you're settled into your dream home, treat yourself to a nice dinner or even a massage. We support you in that decision. At Hills Real Estate Team, we’re here for all of your real estate needs. While we can’t offer our personal moving services, we can offer you the perfect home or property for sale. Contact us today to get started!