How to Reduce Stress During Your Move
Moving from your home is a stressful experience. Whether you are relocating to San Antonio or just buying a new home, it is a process that requires time, organization, and a plan. Here are some tips and advice on how to reduce stress during a move or relocation.
Add Order to Your Move
Create lists that detail your timelines and milestones. Plan when your moving date is and then step through the weeks between and set specific dates when you will hire movers or pick up moving supplies such as boxes and bubble wrap. Think about how you want to notify neighbors of your move and who will help sift through your belongings.
If you are selling your home, you probably are already trying to pare down your belongings. Less clutter in your home will result in a quicker sale, easier staging and a reduction in relocation cost, due simply to volume. Be sure and talk to your Realtor about best practices for home staging. Or, quick landscaping ideas that can boost curb appeal. If you are buying your home, its best to curtail spending until the close of escrow for two reasons; less to move and your finances look better for loan qualification.
Elect to pack up your home room by room, color coordinate labels, or enlist the help of others if you approach the move to your home with lists that are easily understood, too. Recognize that you can call in help if needed through rental, moving and cleaning services and friends if you discover your plans are being frustrated.
It’s Hard To Say Goodbye when Relocating and Moving out of State
Though your move will undoubtedly be a good thing long-term, any change can be difficult. As you consider leaving friends, co-workers and relatives plan a last activity where you update contact information and relax. Moving is an emotional whirlwind and having your support group invested in your success makes it easier. If you have children and pets, recognize they are moving too and plan extra activities and for them as well.
Stay Well During The Move
Even if you’re the best planner, be prepared for the unexpected. Get enough sleep, healthy eating, and taking care of yourself will help you adjust to changes. Rely on your lists to give you direction at each stage of your move and embrace your relocation.
As a home seller or home buyer, it is paramount to recognize the time you need to spend on a relocation or move. Take all deadlines and estimates seriously and make a plan early.
For other real estate advice or tips on how to have a successful move or relocation to San Antonio, contact Melissa Muse Wiggans, Real Estate Broker and Owner of Real Estate Muses. Her team of top San Antonio Realtors specialize in residential real estate for those buying and selling homes in San Antonio as well as military families and others moving or relocating to San Antonio, TX. Visit realestatemuses.com or call 210-485-9913 today.