Many times we have had to make or accept the choice of moving from one place to another, be it a house, a locality, city or even a country. Loading and offloading shelves and stands, moving boxes and stuff all around.
To some it is thrilling and full of great expectations while to others, it is just another exhausting ordeal. Which ever it is to you, below are a five things you can do to make it less stressful and easier:
1)Accept it: Accept the fact that you are leaving your present home. Tell your self that you are going to a different environment and it had better gotten used to it. A lot of people when faced with the certainty of moving out will still cling so much on the idea of staying back that it becomes more of a problem than moving itself. Why worry when it’s certain?
2)Write down the details. If an item often used as a toothbrush can be forgotten so easily when travelling, what more of those not used often? You should be able to keep track of the most necessary items for your trip or your relocation in writing. This is where a jotter should come in handy. Make a well structured list of the things you are likely to overlook and revisit it from time to time.
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3)Tell others. No human is an island or rather no one should be. Tell your next door neighbour you’ll be away for a week or two or let that friend who checks on you often to know that you are relocating. Talking about it keeps your mind prepared for whatever challenge you may face in the process. Keep a planned trip or relocation to your self and you might as well be getting a friendship relocation.
4)Pre-plan and re-plan. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a one day picnic or a lifetime transfer, its necessary to plan over and over again. Take out time to sort out the ‘little things’. They may seem minimal now but when in a haste you will notice that even a second feels like a decade. Pack your luggage early, go over your list time and again, check your travel documents and verify your security details. It is better to over check than to forget.
5)Stay positive. Moving into a new vicinity obviously comes with a few issues but your reaction towards them should not be worse than the issues themselves or you will hardly ever get anything done. You may always feel the urge to compare your new and former places but don’t let it cloud your assessment. Doing that may make even your new neighbours dread your company for fear of criticisms or insults. Inasmuch as you’d have to stay true to yourself, you also have to believe that it’s all going to work out for your good. The trick is in your mind.
Any other tips for moving day? Feel free to share in the comments section below.