Moving is a stressful time for you and your family. You have to say goodbye to your friends and neighbors and figure out how to get all of your belongings into a moving truck before the day you have to move while still having time to clean. The situation becomes more complicated if you have to coordinate a new job or new schools for your children. Take advantage of some technological solutions to decrease your stress.
The time crunch of moving is probably one of the biggest contributors to your stress. It’s easy to become overwhelmed at the long list of things you have to do and to feel as if nothing will ever get done. Alleviate this stress by putting all of your tasks into your email’s calendar or a similar app on your phone. You can set reminders to go off as many hours in advance of each meeting and task as you would like. Having all your tasks in one place means you are less likely to forget about them. Additionally, the workload will probably seem less severe once you have all of your responsibilities in writing.
Many people dread the physical labor that moving requires. Even if a moving company is packing your belongings, you probably have to do some rearranging and cleaning. Take advantage of some old-fashioned technology to help you move your possessions without breaking your back. You can get a dolly with phenolic caster wheels from a hardware store or borrow one from a neighbor. Many boxes can go on a dolly at the same time, and you can push them rather than trying to lift heavy packages of books and dishes. The risk of dropping breakables and shattering them also goes down with a dolly.
When you go through your belongings for a move, you may find that you have some things that you don’t need or want that aren’t trash. Sometimes you can easily drop these items off at your local thrift shop. However, big things such as huge wooden desks and wardrobes require more specialized removal. Apps allow you to post that you have items to give away or sell. You can also use apps to find businesses that specialize in removing unwanted household items.
You shouldn’t do extra work when someone has created technology to help you. Take some time to look at all the options available to you, and you may find that your workload and stress decrease dramatically.