4 Rules to Follow for a Less-Stress Move

There’s no question that moving is an exciting experience. However, more often than not, that excitement turns into anxiety and stress pretty quickly. There’s a lot to do, a lot to pack, a lot of expenses. It can be a bit overwhelming, especially when you factor in your job, family, and everyday life.

So, your premier Denver local moving company, Eden’s Moving Services, wants to help take some of that stress out of the moving equation. Whether you’re moving locally or preparing for a long-distance move, below are four must-follow moving rules for a less-stress moving experience.

 

Rule 1: Create and maintain an organized move  

Setting a course of action for your move will play a big role in its proper, efficient management. You can start planning the very day you decide to move. Figure out how you foresee the move going, write it down, and do your best to stay on course throughout.

Ask yourself some questions to get started:

  • What can I get rid of before I move, and how am I going to do that?
  • Am I packing my own items?
  • What moving and packing supplies do I need?
  • Do I want to hire professional movers?
  • What’s my budget and time frame?
  • What can I set up at my new house now (mail forwarding, phone, internet, etc.)?

The sooner you can start your plan, the better.

Rule 2: Declutter 

By its nature, clutter causes stress. It’s important to have space mentally and physically for personal well-being. One thing you definitely don’t want to do is move all the clutter from your old house to your new house. 

Not only will all the extra, unwanted stuff cost you time, money, and efficiency, but it will also contribute to more stress than necessary during your move. So get rid of some stuff. You can even make some money on that unused coffee pot or the jeans that no longer fit. Here are great ways to rid yourself of clutter before your move:

  • Garage or yard sale
  • Donation
  • Giveaways to friends and family
  • Phone apps that are designed specifically for selling your stuff (let go and offer)
  • Nextdoor, Craigslist, eBay
  • Trash/recycle

Managing your time properly during your move is going to lead to a more successful experience.

Rule 3: Time-management and preparation

Speaking of managing your time, manage your time. Sounds easy but could use a bit of thought. No one likes to feel rushed, so starting your projects early is safe to ensure that doesn’t happen. 

If you decide to have a garage sale, don’t do it the week your professional packers are coming. If you know your long-distance moving company is coming next week, don’t start packing this week. 

Trying to take care of your entire move in the last two weeks is going to wreak havoc on your stress levels. Start going through your things at least a couple of months in advance of your scheduled move. Host your sales and start packing as soon as you can so you can avoid the mad rush. 

Keep in mind your budget. If you need to spend some money on packing materials, spread out your spending, so you don’t have to drop a huge chunk of money all at once.

On another note, no matter how wisely you spend your time, prepare to be unprepared. Part of managing your stress understands that you can be insanely prepared and have every detail planned out, but there will certainly be some surprises along the way. Don’t let those surprises get you down.

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Rule 4: Take care of yourself

Don’t contribute to an already stressful life event by not taking care of yourself. If you need a yoga class, take it. If you need an extra glass of wine or an extra cup of coffee, have it. Get your sleep, drink your water, and eat healthy foods.

But also, be kind to yourself. Don’t fret about the little things or dwell on those things you didn’t complete on time. Life is messy, and chaos happens. Give yourself a break.

 

The takeaway

If you want a stress-free move, you may be asking a lot, but you can certainly contribute to your cause with a little planning and motivation. Be prepared, make time for yourself, and ask for help.

Hiring a team of Denver professional movers can be of great benefit all along the way. Call us for a stress-free, no-obligation quote that won’t cost you a dime. Or feel free to check out our moving services on our website to find some answers to your questions.

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Joe V
Joe V

Joe has been working as a mover since 1997. He is a moving expert that loves to advise and share his knowledge with others. Contact Eden's Moving and ask Joe any moving-related questions you have.

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Vince Ortiz
Vince Ortiz
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These guys were great. Very careful with my furniture and they were quick. Not one ding on the walls either. I highly recommend them. I will be using them again in the future.
Tanner Goodwin
Tanner Goodwin
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I don't know what to say other than thanks Eden's! They helped me move twice now and both were smooth as you can expect a move to be. A broken cup or two but what do you expect, they moved my stuff across state lines and I have broken more moving myself, that is just part of the process. They were great about going over the coverage options too to ensure I was covered for any damages. Always get insurance for a move! Thanks again Eden's, I will recommend you to anyone!
sue tunner
sue tunner
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The movers showed up on time, and did an amazing job dealing with some very difficult pieces of furniture. They moved things that I thought would be impossible to move. They worked hard and fast and were very careful with my walls nothing was scratched. Good work! Thanks!!
Sonic HealingCO
Sonic HealingCO
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The movers showed up on time, and did an amazing job dealing with some very difficult pieces of furniture. They moved things that I thought would be impossible to move. They worked hard and fast and were very careful with my walls nothing was scratched. Good work! Thanks!!
sheina bernard
sheina bernard
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Awesome movers! From beginning to end it was a pleasure to work with polite, friendly and professional group of people. Our sales rep did an outstanding job. our movers and packers (as you can see in the pictures) did a remarkable job and their storage did also a great job since we got our staff without any damage. I will most definitely recommend you to everyone I know! Thank you so so much and keep up the good work!
Sam Nelson
Sam Nelson
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Eden's Moving was one of the best moving experiences I've ever had with a moving company, the movers were timely, professional, hard working, considerate, and knowledgeable. Dawn the scheduler and front office personnel was outstanding with her professionalism and communication. I highly recommend Eden's Moving to anyone seeking movers they will not let you down!
Rachel Cheng
Rachel Cheng
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Thomas, Isaias, and Enrrque did a fantastic job helping us move to a new apartment and the move is really professional. Great service and would definitely recommend it!
Rachel Cheng
Rachel Cheng
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Thomas, Isaias, and Enrrque did a fantastic job helping us move to a new apartment and the move is really professional. Great service and would definitely recommend it!
Nil taragon
Nil taragon
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Highly recommended movers! We hired Edens movers for a local move in Lakewood CO and they did an outstanding job. The movers were professional and friendly and the entire move went smoothly without any trouble. From the start they were organized and clear and the price was more than fair. Thank you for your great job!
Nil taragon
Nil taragon
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Best prices and great to work with. You have to wait a little bit longer for your stuff but they were very upfront about the time frame, gave us a range, and called a few days ahead of time. Our move was difficult because our stuff was in storage (we had already moved and due to another moving company dropping the ball we could not get back to finalize boxing everything up). They did a great job once they arrived organizing our stuff in storage carefully. I would highly recommend.
Kevin Spina
Kevin Spina
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Save yourself the time and trouble of trying to do it yourself or hiring questionable movers - I fully recommend Eden's Moving Services to anyone who needs professional moving services! I used their long distance moving service, their storage service and their packing services and they did a great job. The teams where very professional and the entire move process was perfect.
Julia Johns
Julia Johns
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On time, and worked well with all my new HOA rules for the move in. Worked through a blizzard for us! No damage to anything. Worked quickly & efficiently. Thomas, Alfredo and Baluino are an excellent team! Would highly recommend!
David Mink-Rover
David Mink-Rover
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My household has used Edens four times now with perfect results. The moved a massive Piano off the second floor – safe and quick. I hired them again with my recent long-distance move. The crew showed up on time, they were quick and careful with my stuff, and they made sure everything got placed where I'd need it.. Great experience once again. Will definitely use them again. extremely recommended.
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