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Ways to Make Your Move Less Stressful

Ways to Make Your Move Less Stressful

The trees are budding, the flowers are in bloom, and spring is finally in full throttle, which means it’s the season for one of those inevitable life events – moving! While many people find moving to be a dreaded and chaotic hassle, we believe it doesn’t have to be such a stressful endeavour. Here we share some helpful tips that will reduce your level of stress and allow you to actually enjoy and embrace the move, along with all the exciting changes that lay ahead of you.

Start Today!

You’ve probably heard this before, and you’ll hear it again – start packing as early as possible! Getting a good head start is one of those crucial steps that can really make your move less stressful. Leaving packing until the last minute is a sure-fire recipe for chaos when it’s time to go. So get started today by organizing your things that can be packed away now.


As you begin nice and early sifting through your belongings, it’s also helpful to declutter your stuff as you move throughout your home. Any items that you can toss out or donate, now’s the time to do it. This will lessen the load and even help keep your moving rate lower as you eliminate the amount of stuff that needs to be handled.

Lock Down Your Moving Date

Relying on your friends and family to help move your stuff isn’t always a wise decision. Aside from finding the time out of their busy schedules to help, it can lead to injury without the experience and capability of maneuvering heavy, bulky items down and up flights of stairs. So spare them the risk and hassle by booking with a professional moving company instead. Since spring is a busy month for moving, be sure to lock down your moving date and details as soon as possible. And always be sure to get a quote and ask about any hidden fees.

Set An Alarm For Important Reminders

During the moving process, with everything scattered and hectic, it can be tough to remember to complete specific tasks, like notifying the necessary parties about your change of address. To help you stay on top of these tasks, create reminders in your smartphone to give a nudge when it’s time to get these tasks done. Notifying your utility company, bank, subscriptions and any other relevant party should be done at least a week before your moving date.

The moving process is always complicated for anyone to endure because it feels like you’re uprooting your life. But there are many ways to make your move less stressful, so you can have everything ready and waiting to go on your moving date.

When you’re ready to secure a professional moving company that you can rely on in the Ottawa area, contact First Rate Movers. We’re here to help simplify your moving process.

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