4 Tips for Taking the Stress Out Of Moving
I’ve officially moved into the cutest little apartment in San Antonio, TX with the man of my dreams. I had the most stressful, exciting, and nerve-wrecking time planning, preparing, and packing for my recent move. People don’t tell how expensive moving in itself is. From paying for furniture, putting down money towards your move-in expenses, and saving any unexpected expenses that might arise. You just never know what you’re getting yourself into.
That’s where I come in handy! I’ve done the big move and wanted to tell you about all the things you can do to have a more stress-free move than I did. If you’re just a natural worrier like myself then this will help take a little pressure off.
Let’s get started,
I will provide you with four helpful tips to help you de-stress and prepare for your BIG move
Here they are,
PLEASE DON’T PROCRASTINATE - I am telling you that this will be the death of you. Don’t wait until the last minute to start saving, start buying, or start looking for your apartment. I literally started looking for apartments in February, applied in March, got denied for the apartment I applied for, and had to search for a whole new one last minute in April. I literally thank GOD that Malik was there to help me pick and make a final decision because if it was just me, I probably would’ve hid underneath the covers and prayed that the right apartment would mysteriously call me and accept me. So, take it from me, don’t wait, start the process at least 3-4 months in advance. Actually, 6 months might be better.
Prioritize and Give Yourself Deadlines - I am obsessed with planning and control. I don’t like to be surprised by anything that might appear out of thin air. It’s important that you set a timeline of how you would like your move to go. When do you want to start saving? How much do you want to be saved before you look? before you move? When do you want to have your furniture paid and delieverd? When do you want to move out? Like literally, go down the list and ask yourself these questions and answer them as honest and transparent as you can. Once you’ve answered, it’s time to start planning your timeline and setting deadlines. The last step is to just go through your timeline and start knocking down the tasks one by one. It’s also good to start setting up a budget for yourself.
Relax, it’s all going to work out - This is the most honest thing that I can tell you. It’s easy to stress yourself out and think of all the things that could go wrong but don’t. It’s okay to relax, take a step back, and breath. It will all work out. Once you’re apartment application has been accepted, or your offer has been taken for your new home, you are literally smooth-sailing until your move- in date. You got this in the BAG!
Packing is annoying, so start packing gradually - Don’t be like me and start packing the night before you move in to your apartment. Start the packing process gradually by packing up your decor, out of season clothes, and just random stuff that you don’t use on a daily basis. Save the packing for the things that you wear or use on a daily basis for the day or two before you make the big move. I’m telling you if you do this, you will literally be relaxing and enjoying the day last day before you move instead of like me, sweating and packing up my whole entire life in less than 24 hours before I moved. NEVER AGAIN!
Overall, I actually enjoyed moving for the most part. I’m so thankful that I had my friend stephanie help me pack up my stuff and my parents helped me carry the bulk of my items. I’m so thankful for my sister who helped clean my new place, offer opinions on my decor selections, and just help with anything else I needed move in day. Last but not least, I thank my boyfriend for carrying the stuff into our apartment, picking decor with me, and just overall being my support system throughout the whole process.
So for anyone else who is currently going through the big move, just know that you will make it out alive. You got this, take it one day at time, plan, and execute. If you do that, then moving will be a breeze for you.
Let me know if you want any specific posts about furniture shopping, budgeting for the move, apartment hunting and how I choose the apartment I’m currently in.
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