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How To Deal With Stress On Moving Day
How To Deal With Stress On Moving Day

Dealing With Stress On Moving Day

Making a move takes up your physical energy as well as your psychological energy. This can be very overwhelming. So how can you deal with stress on moving-day?  The following are some tips on how to do this:

Early and proper planning

To have a successful day, you have to work on it from the very beginning and in advance. You ought to make a clear plan and prepare yourself well so as to have an easy move. Ensure that you have put everything needed for the moving day in place. When you have sufficient time to plan for your move, you can prepare for every step in advance and ensure that you don’t miss out on anything. You should also work on backup plans just in case your first plan fails, and feature in measures that will take place in case of eventualities such as sudden rain or traffic delays.

Sort and size down

You may find that you have items that you are no longer in need of or are simply unusable. It will be easier and less costly for you to move with fewer items. Sort your items in advance and set aside the ones you could do away with so as to have a lighter load. Organize on how you can dispose off of these items, either by donating them to charity or taking them to a landfill, among other methods.

Get insurance

In case you have some valuables that require extra protection and security you may have to get insurance cover for them. In some cases they might be covered by the insurance policy of the mover. This offers the guarantee of being compensated should the items get lost or damaged while being moved.

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

 Inform your neighbors about your move

So as to have an easy time moving out, you might have to inform your neighbors about your move. This will help them anticipate and better accommodate everything that comes with the moving process. This includes the frequent movement of people and your belongings as well as noise. Where necessary, you may request for parking space so that your movers may conveniently load your belongings. Informing neighbors in advance helps in preventing you from clashing with them; you just never know when you might need them again. Most will cooperate and even lend a helping hand.

Secure your important belongings

You might have some important documents with delicate information, keys or other items that you wouldn’t want tampered with by anyone or anything. You may secure these in a locked safety box when travelling.

Be mentally prepared

One can experience stress when unforeseen eventualities occur or due to insufficient preparation. Therefore, it is important that you get enough rest the day before moving. Find some time to relax and try not to be anxious. Keep an open mind, be ready to accommodate the unforeseen and have a backup plan.

Stress may not be totally evitable on moving day but it can be managed by following the tips mentioned above. Have a stress-free move!


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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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