We can’t always anticipate or control when we need to make a move, and sometimes it can happen during the most inconvenient times, like the holidays! If you’re stuck moving this Christmas season, don’t stress. We have some handy tips for moving over the holidays to help you sail through it like a pro. Block Read More…
Procrastination affects us all, especially when it comes to things we don’t love (like preparing for a big move). When there are too many distractions or when you don’t even know where to begin, it can leave you frantic when it’s crunch time and you’re scrambling to get everything ready to go. Instead of letting that happen to you, look over and implement these steps to reset and stop procrastinating so you can get ready for your moving date.
Start By Making a “To-Do” List
When confronted with a monumental task like packing up your entire existence in preparation for a move, it can often leave us feeling like a deer stuck in headlights. With so much to do, not knowing where to begin can often become paralyzing. To get yourself going, start by grabbing a pen and paper (or your phone) and making a to-do list. Jot down everything that needs to be done before your moving date, including tasks like booking your movers, decluttering your home, buying any moving supplies you may need, packing up, and so on. Break down your steps to simplify what you need to act on and then go over your list to prioritize your tasks.
Today’s distractions can feel almost impossible to avoid. Between your smartphone, Facebook notifications, Netflix, and more, practicing the art of discipline has never been more critical. To help stave off those pesky distractions, visualize how much stress you’ll be adding to your plate if you don’t start chipping away at your moving tasks now. Go directly to the source by turning off your notifications, scheduling in your packing time, and giving yourself an incentive once you’ve completed a chunk of moving related tasks, like watching your favourite series.
Ask a Friend for Help
If you have a friend, sibling, or someone else who’s always been great at cracking the whip and getting down to the task at hand, reach out and ask them for help. Even if they can spare an hour or two a week, it can really help you get the ball moving along. Offering them a reward like beer and pizza is usually a great incentive to win them over.
Fighting procrastination during the moving process isn’t always easy, but by being proactive and tackling what’s ahead of you, you can increase your chances at a smooth moving process. At First Rate Movers, you can count on our team of professionals to take care of your upcoming move — contact us today to learn more about our services or to get a quote.