There are few things that get people riled up more easily than the stress of successfully planning a move. There are so many things to worry about from labeling to storage to the actual move itself - and when there are that many things to stress about, there are just as many things to argue about. It’s okay, it happens to everybody. Even the most level-headed you know can be thrown off-kilter by as big a life change as move - and that’s where this blog comes in.
Here are ten ways to avoid arguments while moving to make your next change of house as peaceful as can be.
Delegate tasks from the get go
By choosing who will focus on what before things are even started, it will help you avoid confusion (and in turn, confrontation) down the line.
Communicate frustrations instead of bottling them up
This is a good rule of thumb for all aspects of life, but it’s important enough to be mentioned here. If there is something you don’t agree on, whether it’s the way you’re labeling boxes to the moving companies you’re looking at, talk it out instead of bottling it up.
Create a budget
Money is one of the number one things that causes stress for people in intimate relationships. Avoid that stress.
Don’t wing it
Moving house is something that may seem like it will be easy until you start and realize how much time it can take to organize, pack, and move all of your worldly possessions. Make a plan, stick to it, and don’t wait until the last second or arguments will be unavoidable.
Don’t make assumptions about your partner’s or family’s possessions
That 1975 Giant Size X-Men comic may seem like garbage to you, but it could be important to your moving partner. If you’re unsure about what to do with something, ask.
Consider the benefits of a storage unit
A messy, cluttered, confusing home - new or old - can easily lead to confrontation between the people living in it. By putting some things in storage to help you decide how to best organize your new home, you’ll be better able to feel comfortable instead of stressed during the process.
Make things fun
Cardboard boxes and crumpled up pieces of paper make for a great makeshift basketball hoop. Making over-the-top plans about the last meal you’ll eat in your home before moving can relieve stress. Just… don’t forget to have a little fun, okay?
Take time to relax
Same as the previous point, even if you’re in the middle of a serious and strenuous task, don’t deny yourself a few breaks. It’s better to feel refreshed than overwhelmed.
Remember that there is an end in sight
It’s there. Someday the boxes will be unpacked. Someday everything will be in it’s place. That day is sooner than you might think.
Don't let your next move be a bad experience. The journey is just as important as the destination, right? If you need a little help relieving some of your moving stress so you can tone down potential arguments and actually have a little fun, don't forget that Storage Direct is your one-stop-shop for all the storage and moving materials you could ever need.