Moving is challenging, to say the least. We all know that. You also probably know that the key to a successful relocation process is good planning. So before you start packing your valuables, simply create a detailed, day-to-day plan and stick to it and you should be fine, right? Well, not exactly.
The tricky part about creating a packing and moving plan is knowing your own capacities and limitations. More often than not, we tend to overestimate our capabilities. This can result in panicking attempts to stick to the overly ambitious plan. Needless to say, these attempts are often unsuccessful.
If you have made the mistake of drawing up a plan that you are having trouble sticking to, don’t refrain from altering it. There is no point in pushing yourself to the limits if that can jeopardize your packing process, and even your personal well-being.
But how do we know when it’s time to take a break and rethink our packing checklist? Luckily, there is a number of tell-tale signs. All you need to do is recognize them and listen to what your body is telling you.
Packing has become pretty much all you do…
Packing your belongings is the first thing that pops into your head the moment you open your eyes in the morning. You hurriedly get up, brush your teeth, and down a cup of coffee just so you can get down to work as soon as possible. If you do allow yourself an hour or so off, just so you can eat or spend time with your friends or family, packing is all you think about. In fact, you even feel guilty that you’re not spending your free time packing.
… But you hate doing it.
Yes, packing is a chore to anyone, and it is a big responsibility. But deep down inside, we all more or less enjoy going through our things and maybe even recollecting some wonderful times that the items we stumble upon remind us of. But you are way over that feeling. You have stopped even looking at the things you are packing. You simply take them, shove them into a moving box, seal the box, and move on.
You are constantly tired.
No matter how much sleep you get, you always feel burnt out. You might even have trouble falling asleep or waking up. Maybe you are having packing-related nightmares each night that won’t let you rest?
Your mind is tired.
Your concentration is down. You keep forgetting where you put your things, what you were supposed to do, or what someone told you just half an hour ago. You make silly mistakes, such as misplacing the remote or pouring salt into your coffee instead of sugar.
Your body is tired.
The constant kneeling, bending over, and lifting is starting to cause you pain. Even if you are careful to apply the proper lifting techniques, the soreness is still there. Your palms might even have blisters on them, and your feet feel swollen. Maybe your blood pressure has gone up. Perhaps your neck is stiff as well.
You can’t handle the little nuisances.
All the little things that happen throughout the day throw you off the trail. You tear up just because your fingernail broke, and you feel like throwing your laptop through the window when it takes a little longer to turn on. In general, it is harder for you to deal with problems, small or big.
You are becoming snappy.
Your friends and family feel like you are not good company any more. You are constantly in a gloomy mood and you get angry with them over the silliest things. The huge burden you have put on yourself is affecting your attitude and your relationship with your loved ones.
The quality of your packing has gone down.
Since you have dedicated all your time to packing, you should have developed a routine by now, and packing should be a breeze. However, you feel like the quality of what you are doing has deteriorated. You break more plates than you pack, you forget to protect your belongings properly, you even misplace moving boxes. Last time you checked, you found your wine glasses in a box marked ‘bedroom’.
If you feel like any (or all) of these symptoms have become your daily companions throughout the packing process, you need to slow down. Your moving plan is not one of the Ten Commandments. You don’t have to stick to at the expense of your well-being. Sit down, relax a bit, and then take your checklist and adapt it. You now know your abilities and limitations, so creating a plan that suits you will be easier.
Alternatively, you can simply contact Long Distance Moving Experts and have our professional packers do the job for you. Our employees have enormous experience in the moving industry, and they know just the right way to pack all your belongings. This means that not only will your relocation be stress-free, but you can rest assured that all your items will arrive at your new address undamaged. Long Distance Moving Experts offer a two different packing solutions, including:
– Full packing and unpacking services – our packers will handle all your household belongings;
– Partial packing and unpacking services – our packers will only pack those items that you want them to (bulky furniture, fragile things, or items that are complicated to pack)
In addition to this, if you opt to hire our professional packers, Long Distance Moving Experts will also provide you with high quality moving boxes and other moving and packing supplies. In doing so, we will ensure complete protection of all the items being transported.
Don’t hesitate to contact our representatives – they will be more than happy to help you in any way possible. They will provide you with the best free moving quote estimates, as well as any additional information you might need. We are looking forward to hearing from you!