How to handle the stress of relocation

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Regardless of whether you are dealing with a divorce, moving to a smaller/larger house, moving to another city for work, or any other situation that might force you to move, the process can be very stressful. It can be overwhelming if you don’t take full control of the process by preparing yourself mentally. The following are some steps you can take to make relocation a bit easier on you.

1. Be organized. If you are the kind of person who has everything strewn all over the house, you should plan everything carefully when moving home. When you plan the move, you will prevent the frustration that unplanned for circumstances might cause.

2. Keep a notebook handy at all times to make lists, write down phone numbers, addresses, appointments, and anything you need to recall in a hurry. Of course a smartphone could do the job just as well. You should also keep a book that has a receipt pocket.

3. Relocation is one activity for which you need boxes – lots and lots of them. When you are packing your things, you should label each box according to the room it should go in your new house to minimize confusion.

4. Delegate tasks to your friends and family members who are helping you move. If you don’t have enough manpower, consider hiring outside help.

5. Prioritize. You should do things systematically during relocation. Start with the most important things working your way down.

6. Bid farewell to people before you leave. This is an important step because it helps you to prepare your mind for the relocation.

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