movers-5421630Moving can be a very exciting time, but mostly it is a very stressful time. In fact, moving is up there on the list of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Whether you are moving across town or across the country, it is important to recognize how much work a move actually is.  If you are gearing up for a move, read on for some helpful tips that can hopefully make your moving process a little bit easier.

  1. Give yourself plenty of time

People tend to wait until the last minute before they start packing for a move and then they are surprised when they are rushing to get all of their stuff out on time. Moving always takes longer than you expect it to, which is why it is important to give yourself plenty of time. Moving is also a very physically challenging task, so don’t try to get it all done in a short period of time. It is important that you give your body time to rest during your move so that you won’t be completely exhausted for days after.

  1. Realize that you have a lot of stuff

One of the most common things that people say when moving is that they cannot believe how much stuff they have. People never realize how much stuff they have until they start moving. When preparing for you move be sure to get extra packing supplies so that you are not caught off guard when you realize that you haven’t even started packing up the bathroom yet.

  1. Ged rid of the stuff you don’t use anymore

One of the great things about moving is that it allows you a natural space to purge all of your junk. When you are packing up your stuff, don’t take everything with you. Create a donation pile with stuff that you no longer want or need. When you are packing up your closet and you come across something that you hadn’t even realized was missing, toss it in to the donation pile. There is no point in bringing a bunch of junk to your new space if all you are going to do is toss it in a drawer somewhere to forget about it.

  1. Hire a moving service

This tip cannot be stressed enough. A moving service can make all of your moving stresses disappear. If you are thinking that there is no way that you could ever afford a moving service, think again. Many moving service charge by the hour, which means that if you get organized and prepared before the movers show up, they can do all the heavy lifting and you can pay a minimal amount. Anyway, hiring a moving service is worth every penny. Search around in your area for a moving company that is offering a discount, it will surely be worth your time.