For many, moving out of your hometown can be one of the most stressful things to do, but it doesn’t have to be! With so many things to remember and check in on don’t forget to check in on yourself and your mental health! If you find yourself overwhelmed with stress we have some helpful tips on how to take a step back and reduce your anxiety for your big move!
1. Plan ahead
Moving out of your hometown isn’t a cut and dry event, it requires plenty of planning and organization. Make sure you are reducing your stress by planning ahead of time, researching qualified movers in your area, and preparing what you intend to sell before the move. This step is crucial to keeping your mental health in check, rushing around last minute can make a move far more stressful than it needs to be.
2. Start small
The moving process can seem daunting, but don’t stress yourself out by looking at the big picture – break it down into bite sized pieces! Start by planning out small steps of your move, organizing what you want to get rid of, looking at hotels or stops along the way, etc. A move is far easier to handle and less stressful when looked at as a bunch of little tasks instead of one giant project.
3. Be flexible with your plans
A part of the moving process is understanding that everything will not always go according to plan, so be prepared to have back ups and alternatives for certain steps. It is easier to go with the flow if you have planned ahead and allotted plenty of time for your move.
4. Clean ahead of time
One of the most looked over factors is cleaning your home/apartment when moving out! While this seems like a very quick task and unimportant in comparison to packing, it can quickly be overwhelming when time hasn’t been set aside for it. It happens too often that everything gets packed up and ready to go with excitement at an all time high and then bam – no energy to clean afterwards!
5. Enjoy the trip!
While it is normal to be sad about leaving your hometown you get the excitement of experiencing an entirely new place! These trips can be especially enjoyable if you have a road trip to an area you have never been to!