Moving to another house will always be stressful but such stress can be considerably lessened with a little bit more organization and a big help from a reliable mover. Transferring has an emotional component which adds to the stress and this is true whether the occupant had a good or not-so-good life in the house to be vacated. The act of emptying a house and leaving can produce a mix of emotions including apprehension, excitement, and sadness.
Packing is not done only on the day of moving. It should have been started months before the move with things that are being kept in storage most of the time anyway. It is a good idea however to separate the things that are no longer to be used at all so that they can be given to where they can serve their purpose instead of adding to the clutter in the new house.
There must be a clear inventory of belongings by rooms if possible, so as to easily detect if anything got lost in the process of transferring. It would be best to put the essentials that would be needed for the first few days in a separate bag or suitcase to eliminate the need to open all the boxes in just trying to find a single article. Each family member can take care of his/her own bag of essentials so the burden will not be put on one person only. A similar process can be used for household items that are absolutely indispensible upon occupying a house.
The importance of labeling boxes cannot be overemphasized. It eliminates the guessing game when a particular item is needed while providing the appropriate caution required for handling them. Families should tackle the task at hand together with young children safely out of harm’s way and supervised accordingly.
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