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The 3rd Most Stressful Life Event: Moving!
After death and divorce, moving is considered the 3rd most stressful life event. But why? What is it about moving that so many people find nerve-wracking? And - more importantly - is there anything you can do to make your next move a less anxiety-producing experience?
Leaving "home." The cliché saying "home is where the heart is" sure rings true, especially when you're leaving a home filled with many happy memories. In addition to all the stresses associated with selling your home, packing up all your belongings and settling in a new home, many people struggle with the pain of leaving behind a familiar neighborhood surrounded by friends and family. Moving is often particularly difficult for children or seniors leaving the home where they raised their families.
A Huge Time Suck. Unfortunately, many people fail to realize that moving is often extremely time-consuming. From hiring a reputable moving company to packing all your belongings, if you want to minimize stress it's important to get started well in advance. Don't make the mistake of leaving all your packing until the week of your move.
If your budget allows, many people choose to hire a moving company to help pack and unpack their valuables. This is a big stress reliever and moving companies offer both full and partial packing services. Others take on the task alone. If you want to sell any of your valuables in advance, make sure to get started at least six weeks before moving day. Leave this task too late and you may wind up giving away costly items because you've run out of time. Many people choose to donate unwanted clothing, furniture and other household items to local charities. Be sure to arrange pick-up with the organization at least a week or two before moving day.
Moving Nightmares. To minimize moving costs, many people turn to friends for help or try to manage their moves on their own. Unfortunately, going this route rather than hiring an experienced moving company can end up being even more costly. Too often, inexperienced movers damage fragile furniture, misplace valuables, and often sustain injuries in the process. Hiring professional local movers like All Jersey Moving & Storage will save you money, time and stress in the long-run.
Rogue Movers. It's incredibly important to do your research when selecting a local moving company. You don't want to work with a moving company that doesn't have the necessary state permits or that hires inexperienced or illegal movers.
Many people often opt for a moving company that offers the cheapest rates only to be alarmed when they receive the final bill with a laundry list of hidden charges. Read online reviews and ask your friends and family for recommendations to avoid getting burned. Also consider how long a moving company has been in business. All Jersey Moving & Storage has a strong reputation as a reputable moving company rooted in decades of experience.
Moving to another state or neighborhood may be stressful, but there are ways to make the process smoother and less overwhelming. With advance planning, a professional moving company and the right attitude, you'll make it through your move with your sanity intact. Whether you require packing services, piano moving services or a self-containerized storage facility, All Jersey Moving and Storage has all your residential and commercial moving needs covered. Contact us today.