You just told a friend you’re moving and her response was, “I’m sorry. Is there anything I can do to help?” Her words might have been the same if you had told her you had just lost your job, or your pet or totaled your car.
Packing and moving is pretty much universally acknowledged to be an inconvenience at best and a stress-fest at worst. Master Movers knows that moving can raise fears and worries.
Uncertainty and change take center stage. Comforting routines exit to the right. On top of the emotional distress, there’s a mind-boggling amount of work to do.
We’ve written about the pressure of relocating in the past. It’s a topic worth revisiting because, honestly, professional moving companies in Portland see a lot of anxiety.
As movers, we do everything we can to make the experience of both local moving and long-distance moving easy. Our movers are friendly and courteous. Our clear policies, pricing and up-to-date licensing and insurance mean you don’t have to worry about getting ripped off.
A lot of tension comes from feeling overwhelmed and out of control. Here’s how to remove the stress of moving in three surefire steps:
Hire help early on. Make appointments well in advance for the services you plan to hire. Many qualified professionals in Portland can help whether you’re moving within the city, or elsewhere in Oregon, Washington, Idaho or areas outside the Pacific Northwest. Don’t limit your calls to professional movers. Here are a few other services to consider:
- Professional house cleaners
- Repair or handyman services
Putting off the planning and packing only increases your stress. Give yourself two to three months to take care of the details. You can remove clutter, have a garage sale and complete paperwork weeks or even months ahead of relocating. If you have to move last minute, Master Movers can help. We’ll pack your belongings even if you have short notice before a move. Our movers will securely pack your things, clearing labeling each box.
A feeling of powerlessness is often at the root of stress. Maybe it wasn’t your choice to move, but circumstances out of your control are dictating the change. If that’s the case, take ownership of the process. Make a list of everything you need to do and work your way through it. Use this opportunity to purge excess belongings from your life by donating or selling things you no longer need.
A Happy Ending
Moving is a hassle. But you’re the author of your story. Write a happy ending for yourself. Say a proper goodbye to your old home, neighborhood, coworkers and friends. Have a party. Visit favorite haunts before moving. Endings don’t have to be sad if you go about them in the right way.
Master Movers and Storage is a full-service moving company in Portland, Oregon. Contact us for a free estimate.