How to De-Stress Your Move

Moving Moving is perhaps one of the most stressful things you can do in life. Just think about all the stuff you’ve acquired over time:

  1. That heavy pile of books you own but never actually read.
  2. Endless DVDs and even some VHS videos gathering dust.
  3. Enough clothing to clothe a small village.
  4. Various computer pieces like old keyboards, mice and monitors…oh, and a scanner from the 1990s.
  5. Furniture that someone gave you and you think you may use someday.
    Your list goes on and on. After all, Americans aren’t particularly known for being minimalists who happily live out of backpacks.

How can you de-stress your move? Well, here’s the thing: it will take some work on your behalf, but if you give yourself enough time or–better yet–hire professional movers like Crown Moving Company, moving can be done in a somewhat de-stressful way.

First things first: get rid of stuff you don’t use, weeks (or months) before you plan to move. Donate bags of clothing to the local Goodwill or Salvation Army store. Give old books and DVDs to the local library. Have a yard sale. And, for some items, there’s always the trusty old trash can.

Next, organize your papers, your boxes, and your stuff as best you can before a move. Label stuff. Enlist the help of friends or family members to help get your house in order so that moving day doesn’t arrive and you’re left overwhelmed by a cluttered, messy, disorderly house full of stuff.

Finally, even though you think you’re a thrifty person who can “do it all” on your own, the reality is that moving is a big endeavor. Therefore, consider using your money to enlist the help of professional movers who can come to your place, wrap/box things up, do the heavy lifting, etc., so all the pressure’s no longer just on you to make the move successful.

In Seattle, call Crown Moving Company at 206-336-2500 for help with your move. In Spokane, call 509-922-3344. If you’re in Moses Lake, WA, call 509-765-9166, and the Boise, Idaho office is at 208-258-3404.