So you’re planning a move…
Moving can be stressful, regardless as to whether you’re moving across town or to another part of the country. Even with the most diligent planning, there are things that can go wrong.
Several years ago, a client told us about a move her daughter had completed the year before. Her daughter lived in Texas, and she planned to move south of the border. She had a handful of friends who already lived in Mexico and they were kind enough to help her coordinate the move.
Her friends arranged plans with two Mexico-based moving companies (just in case one flaked at the last minute), and each one negotiated a reasonable rate. Well—the night before the move, company A did, in fact, flake. Company B said they could still be there in the morning, as long as she’d agree to pay 50 percent more than the price that was agreed upon.
Ultimately, when her friends showed up with the movers, it wasn’t at all what this woman’s daughter expected. Her friends arrived with two men, and a massive Ford F150. Talk about a stressful situation! Yet somehow, some way, it all worked out, and all of her stuff arrived at her new home in one piece.
Tips for coping with stress
If you’re planning to move to another part of town, or another part of the United States, your move is likely to go far more smoothly than hers did. Yet that’s not to say that moving isn’t stressful.
Are there steps you can take to minimize the stress? Absolutely.
First, you’ll want to do as much planning as possible. Make sure the things you’ll need for your first night in your new home (think toiletries, towels and a few cups, plates and bowls) are easily accessible.
Second, you’ll want to hire a professional moving company that is licensed, insured and that will give you an written quote. Be sure to check their social media pages to see what past clients have said about their experience in using this company.
Lastly, if you’re nervous about moving to a different town or state, or if you’re sad about leaving friends and family behind, you should focus on the move as being an adventure! Not only will you get to experience a new area, you’ll get to try new restaurants and meet new people. If you focus on the positive aspects of your move, instead of some of the more stressful things, your move will likely go more smoothly.
At American Moving company we have years of experience in helping people with local and long-distance moves. If you have questions about the other types of steps you can take to minimize the stress of moving, or if you’d like to have us come out to your home to provide you with a free moving cost estimate.