Moving to a new home – no matter how far – can be a stressful process, filled with a lot of unknowns. There’s also a long list of tasks to accomplish, from hiring movers to getting settled in your new home. But just because it can be stressful doesn’t mean it has to be. The key to eliminating stress from the moving process is to understand what to expect. There are three main stages associated with moving. Read about each one below – and remember to breathe!
Stage One: Getting Ready for the Movers
When you move, it’s incredibly important to stay organized. That’s why the first thing you should do is create a moving checklist and timeline – so you know exactly what to accomplish, and by when. One of the most essential items on your list should be hiring professional movers to assist on moving day. Movers can assist not only with the transporting and heavy lifting, but the packing as well -- be sure to check out our options for full-service movers
. North American Van Lines even sells packing supplies and offers moving guides and other resources to help make your move a positive experience.
Stage Two: Moving
Regardless of whether you hired day-of or full-service movers to pack your belongings or not, be sure everything is in boxes and ready to be transported on moving day. In addition, have an overnight bag set aside for each family member with a week’s worth of clothing, toiletries and anything else you don’t want packed. That way you don’t have to stress over getting everything unpacked immediately and you have exactly what you need for the first few nights in your new home.
Stage Three: Settling In
Upon arrival at your new home, spend time getting settled. Create a plan for unpacking your belongings in a timely manner, even if that means hiring a mover to unpack for you. In addition, explore your immediate surroundings. Find the nearest grocery store, retailers, gas station, etc. Get to know your neighbors – and if you’re invited somewhere, say yes to everything within reason. Don’t be afraid to try something new! This is your chance to redefine yourself and start afresh.
Movers You Can Trust
North American Van Lines has decades of experience and only employs the most qualified movers. No matter where you’re headed – whether it be across the city, state, country or seas – we’re equipped to handle your move. As well-known professional movers, we aim to make your move as smooth as possible.
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