So, the time has come to move. Don’t panic! Though you may already feel the stress creeping in, you can take a deep breath and relax. The Louisville long-distance movers and Indianapolis long-distance movers at Allied Van Lines are here to give you some tips about how to manage stress levels throughout the entire moving process.

Let’s take a closer look at…

Managing Your Own Stress

Bad news: moving is stressful. Good news: there are plenty of ways to mitigate that stress as you’re planning and executing a relocation. There are so many aspects to moving, and it can be extremely hard to keep everything straight on your own. 

One of the best ways to reduce stress during a move is to find a moving team that you can trust. This will reduce the likelihood of issues arising during your move and creating a stressful situation.

The best way to find the right moving team is to do your research. Check out reviews, ask friends and neighbors, and see if they have any designations or awards. Also make sure you’re assessing your needs for your relocation. That way you can make sure the services meet your moving specifications.

Managing Your Kids’ Stress

Your kids are going to be feeling the effects of the moving process even though they don’t have to deal with any of the logistics. On your end, there are some things you can do to mitigate that stress along the way.

For starters, consider the timing. Is it better to move during the school year or the summer? The former can make your child feel uprooted. However, moving during the summer may make them feel isolated and alone as they can’t naturally be around other kids their age every day. The right answer truly depends on your family dynamic and other aspects of your situation. 

 Here are a few more things you can do to make the move as easy as possible on your children: 

  • Make them a part of the process. Let them up their room, make decisions about the new house, and share their thoughts and ideas throughout the move.
  • Teach them about the new area, so they feel more comfortable with their surroundings before they even get there.
  • Spend time together as a family during the process. Don’t try to do everything at once. Slow down and enjoy your time.
  • Encourage them to exchange information with their friends, so they can stay in touch with people they are familiar with.

…and the list goes on!

Managing Your Pets’ Stress

Your pets are a part of the family, so it makes sense that something like a move will impact them, too. It’s true that your pets will easily adapt to your schedule, but they do rely on basic stability to thrive. As you may have guessed, relocating involves completely changing their routine and momentarily taking away that stability. 

The good news is there are plenty of ways to help make them feel more comfortable throughout the packing and moving phases. 

While you’re still packing things up around the house, set up a space in the house that is just for your pet. Surround them with their toys, bed, and other familiar items, so they feel like they have a safe space to escape to as everything else goes on around them.

Once you’re ready to go, make sure they have enough room in the vehicle to travel comfortably. Take plenty of breaks to give them water and let them go to the bathroom. Most importantly, always keep them on a leash or in an enclosed area. It’s not uncommon for pets to run off and try to find their way back home when they are in a highly anxious state.

Managing Your Plants’ Stress

If you’re a plant lover and you’re getting ready to move, you’re going to want to stick around for this section. Many houseplants are susceptible to shock when they change environments, which is why it’s important to keep as many things consistent as possible.

Make sure to keep temperature and lighting as consistent as possible throughout the journey and give your plants plenty of water before you go. It’s also a good idea to transfer any plants in ceramic pots to plastic containers to avoid anything breaking.

Get in Touch with Our Indianapolis / Louisville Long Distance Movers to Start Planning Your Move Today

Did you know Allied Van Lines is one of the oldest and most established companies in the industry? Our team boasts over 100 years of experience under our belt, and we’re excited to continue our work with you! 

Over the years, we have maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and earned recognition as a ProMover. When you choose our Louisville and Indianapolis long distance movers, you can take advantage of unparalleled benefits and services such as:

  • Complimentary Moving Estimates
  • Packing, Loading, and Delivering Services
  • Fragile-Only Crating Options
  • High-Quality Boxes and Supplies
  • Stretch Wrapping for Furniture
  • Residential Storage Capabilities

…and more!

Get in touch with the experts at Allied Van Lines today to learn more about our moving services or fill out our online form to request a free moving estimate today.