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Keep Calm and Move On: 6 Ways to Beat Moving Stress

December 13, 2019

Whether you are using a professional moving company or packing and lifting boxes yourself, moving to a new home is exhausting. Without the proper precautions to relax your mind and body, it can be easy to slip into a bad mood. Though anxiety and stress are likely to happen, we want to help you ease your mind before a big move. Here are just a few tips to get you through the process.

Get Enough Sleep

Rule number one for any strenuous activity is to get the proper amount of sleep. To function at your best, it is recommended that adults get 7 to 9 hours of sleep. When you are well rested, you will work much more efficiently and have an improved mood. That means, less accidents and a better atmosphere!

Take Breaks

Depending on the size of your home and furniture, moving and packing can put a bit of a strain on your body and even your mind. When you are feeling overwhelmed or just plain sore, don’t be afraid to take a break. Powering through will only make you feel worse. Take a moment, breath, and then regroup. Moving shouldn’t be a race, especially if you care about the items being moved.

Prepare Yourself for a Long Day

Whether it is an easy or a difficult move, it is almost guaranteed to be a long day. We all know this. If your home is very large or you own many household goods, it could even stretch on a bit longer. Knowing this ahead of time will hopefully put your mind in the right state. Keeping that in mind, you should prepare some things the night before i.e., getting snacks, drinks, and all the supplies you need ready to go.

Don’t Forget to Eat

It is unbelievably common to forget to eat during the day if you are preoccupied with something serious like a move. Getting all your affairs in order at the old home, preparing for the new one, and all that stuff in between is mentally filling! It is important to remember to eat. Eating healthy and nutritious meals are the best way to gain the energy you need to get through the day. This applies to any regular day, so imagine how important it is for an activity like moving! If you don’t want to take many breaks, be sure to at least have some healthy on-the-go snacks readily available.

Stay Hydrated

It is amazing what staying hydrated can do for your mood and for your physical stamina. When you are caught up and distracted by everything else going on, try not to forget to drink plenty of water. If you are moving in the summer months, during the moving peak season, this is even more important. Dehydration is sneaky. You may start to feel unwell quickly and with no notice.  Have pitchers or bottles of water nearby for easy access.

Keep the Kids Entertained

Let’s face it. If you are moving with kids, it can be easy to become frustrated with them. They may not know what to do to help and simply get in your way of getting the job done. Not only that, but the kids themselves may even feel uneasy watching their entire home empty out. Moving is a big process which can feel scary for children. Keep them distracted with some games, a book, or tablet. Have a small moving care package just for them to use while the move is going on.

Moving is tough! This list is designed to keep you at ease during the brunt of the work. We know that you have your mind on about many things, but if you remember to do anything extra, let it be these six items. Moving is hard enough on your mind. Let us do the physical labor. If you are in the market to move, give Bekins a call or find a local agent and get a quote.

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