Tips to save your sanity on moving day

You want to save your sanity on moving day… We perfectly understand such desire, but how possible is it? I mean, there are so many things on a moving day that would just knock you out of your shoes. But, we all know that once we lose our cool a lot of things might go south. Keeping your sanity is the key. So how do you do it when you are surrounded by things that can go wrong. I mean, if you look at any single move, commercial or residential, you can see just how many things can go wrong. And if one thing goes wrong, potentially the entire move can go wrong.

Save your sanity on moving day by putting a finger to your forehead and keeping your cool - like this guy.

Planning, arranging and executing a move takes a great toll on nerves. Don’t worry about it too much as you can handle it.

But, as any drill used to say, don’t panic! As much as we agree that things can go wrong, things can work out perfectly! And even if something doesn’t go according to plan, the worst thing you could do about it is to lose your cool. Fortunately for you, there are certain steps you can take in order to avoid any stress. Also, in case something goes wrong, you will be able to remain calm and address the situation, rather than try to fight it. Ultimately, at the end of the day, your objective is to finish everything and not grow grey hair.

Luckily, if you want to save your sanity on moving day, you will soon realize just how simple that is. The simplest way is to hire Moving Buddies Tucson AZ and let them worry about it. But let’s see what other options there are.

Save your sanity on moving day

So, what’s the trick? Is there a trick, or is it just those template answers such as – breath deeply, count to ten? Yes and no. There is some advice that is as obvious as they can get. But this is not necessarily a bad thing since they need to be mentioned. And we need to emphasize their importance, otherwise, they might get taken for granted and ultimately forgotten. However, there are some techniques you can do to prevent any type of stress during the move. These things are done well in advance, so we hope you are not reading this halfway through the moving day, for then it might be a tad too late.

So, without further ado, let’s talk about a few things you can do in order to make your move… Well, in order not to lose your mind!

Write everything down

I know it may sound a bit tedious to approach the whole thing this way, but the level of ease you will have when writing things down is insane. So what do we mean by this? There is a number of things you can keep a log of. And, this is all in a hope that you started preparing well in advance. Last minute moves are never fun and usually full of little, localized disasters. We surely want to steer clear of those.

Still, if you start ahead of time there are several things you could write down.

  1. Division of labor
  2. List of belongings
  3. Order of boxes packed

The holy trinity of stress

By writing these three down you have effectively removed any possibility of things getting lost, tasks forgotten or the order of boxes packed. Effectively you avoid the holy trinity of stress. First, not knowing who does what, and not having a clear image of what the tasks are is a nightmare. This results in people running around like headless chicken, without any order or concise plan. By writing down the list of tasks everyone needs to do creates order. If you want to save your sanity on moving day you want to establish as much order as you can. Unless you are one of those people who work perfectly in chaos. The reason you want to order is the fact that nothing gets forgotten.

Grab anything you can write on and start a checklist by putting down ideas. It's really easy.

Starting a checklist is really easy. You can do it with a piece of paper, your PC or smartphone.

Secondly, you really don’t want to forget packing or bringing some precious belongings that you maybe don’t use as frequently. Carefully do a full inventory and turn it into a moving checklistThis way you will have no problem keeping clear track of what is packed and what is yet to be packed.

Lastly, you really want to know which items are stored in which boxes. This way you will always have a clear idea of what is what and where it goes. This also becomes tremendous help when you are unpacking and want to reach the most frequently used items first. Cross country movers Arizona can guide you through the process, and help you save your sanity on moving day that way.

Make plan A, B, and C

You always must prepare for things going wrong. The sooner you accept this, the easier it will be on you. Furthermore, if you accept this you will be able to progress to the next step – preparation. Preparation is key to victory! So, if you acknowledge the fact that something can go wrong, you can also come up with an answer in case it really does.

It is silly to try to speculate a plan B or C, because they are not universal plans you can make. However, it is highly important that you do have a fallback option. For instance, if a truck breaks down – have a backup vehicle that can do it. If your moving company drops out the last minute, have another one lined up and ready to jump in. If your packing drags out and lasts longer than planned, hire packing services. Also, consider these tips when you are packing your clothes. If your move drags out, and you start needing storage units, make sure to have researched some of them. Or all of them in your region.

If you make multiple plans it means that you are ready for any scenario. It is similar to how chess players think few steps ahead.

Think of moving as a chess game. If you look a few steps ahead, there is rarely anything that can surprise you and thus stress you out.

At the end of the day, if you wish to save your sanity on moving day, be prepared for the worst. Chances are, nothing bad will happen. And hey, if it doesn’t – great! But if it does, at least you are prepared.

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