The 3 Biggest Stressors of Moving

Kennith Bogan

You have officially closed the deal and the truth has set in: you’re moving. This new opportunity is the next “big” step of your life, and you have much to do to prepare for it. You likely have many checklists that must be completed before you can make the transition. Although there are many joys in moving, here are three of the biggest stressors you may face and how to deal with them.

1. Packing

Moving requires a lot of work. You must move everything in a small amount of time with a limited amount of help. Although moving might be the perfect opportunity to declutter, it requires time and effort to go through everything, pack it all up and transport it to your new home.

Luckily, there are ways to minimize stress. For one thing, research local moving companies in St Louis and schedule a moving date. The extra help can make the transition much smoother, and the extra manpower can save a little strain on your body. Some companies even offer packing supplies for a great price, so don’t forget to do a little research.

2. Saying Goodbye

The next stressor is saying goodbye to all the experiences you have made in your home and town. Neighbors and friends alike are hard to say goodbye too. It might be especially hard for your kids.

Check out the infographic below for tips on moving with children, and steps you can take so it’s not so hard on them.

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Infographic provided by Dearman Moving and Storage, an Ohio long distance moving company

Ease the pain by celebrating. Throw a party and invite neighbors, schoolmates and coworkers to celebrate the memories made. With one last hurrah, you can thank all those who have impacted you.

3. Making New Friends

Perhaps the scariest adventure is learning how to make new connections and relationships with your neighbors and friends. Keep in mind the successes you’ve had in the past, and let that confidence propel you and your family to get out of your bubbles and meet new faces.

If you’re not sure where to start, here are a few golden opportunities you can try:

  • Throw a housewarming party
  • Go on a walk
  • Get involved in the community
  • Connect through Facebook
  • Join a local congregation of your faith
  • Make an effort at school and at work

No matter what you do to reach out, try your best to be friendly and kind to everyone. A move can be an exciting adventure. Soak in every moment, including the good and the bad, and move forward with confidence. Each new experience can be another life lesson or step of personal progression.

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