Minimize Moving Stress in 3 Easy Steps
Relocating to a new city with your family is never easy. There’s a lot of upheaval and change involved, not just for you but for your spouse and children. All that anxiety is normal, but that may not exactly make you feel any better! To help minimize your stress when moving, it’s important to first hire professional movers you feel comfortable with. The right mover will take that burden off your shoulders and ensure a seamless experience from start to finish.
Here are three ways in which you can minimize your moving stress.
1. Hire a Professional Packer
When moving, you may feel like everything is just piled on top, leaving you no breathing room. Don’t take on too much – instead, contract out for the stuff you just don’t have the time or patience for. Professional movers not only help with transportation, they also help with packing and unpacking. These services are designed to ease what feels like a daunting workload.
2. Hire a Professional Mover
One of the easiest tasks to hand over to someone else is the actual move itself. Why hassle with driving an awkward, oversized truck or bribing your friends with pizza to come help you move? Plus, do you really want to get all sweaty loading and unloading heavy furniture and appliances, all the while risking your back? Hiring professional movers saves time and energy on moving day.
Finding a professional mover can be painless, provided you do a little research. Ask for price quotes, look into their backgrounds, check ratings and reviews, ask questions, and settle on the best pro for your needs and budget. Ask if they will bring supplies such as boxes, stretch wrap, moving pads, and straps to protect your items and prevent damage.
3. Get Financial Help
You may feel as if the cost of your move is really adding up, from buying a new home and hiring movers to booking lodging and storage in between, along with gas, moving supplies, etc. The list is endless! You could qualify for financial help if you’re relocating for a new job or promotion.
Ask your boss for help with some of the moving expenses. Many employers offer relocation packages, but if not, don’t be afraid to bring it up to your boss or human resources representative. Create a rough budget and present it to your employer. Your boss will likely realize the great financial and emotional stress this has on you and reimburse you at least for some of the expenses. After all, you wouldn’t be moving if you didn’t have to for work!
There are also some tax incentives available for people who have to relocate, such as for a transferee whose employer opts to work with a third-party relocation company. You may also be able to claim some moving expenses as tax deductible if the move is due to employment reasons.
Contact Luke’s Moving Services
Our movers can help minimize stress by handling all the logistics and details of your relocation. To learn more or to get a free quote, contact us at 817-752-9789 or fill out our online form.