When the dreaded yet anticipated moving day is approaching, you can feel all of the excitement in the air. At the same time, however, you are feeling exhausted from the packing and from making all of the endless preparations for the big move. Here are some suggestions you can put into place to get things more under control. This way you may even be able to enjoy the move!
1. Call in some help
Organize a moving and packing party and invite all your relatives and friends over. Let them know ahead of time that you'll be buying drinks and pizza and that anyone that comes to help is welcome to eat and drink. You’ll definitely get a lot of positive responses this way and it will be a lot of fun. You should let your helpers know as they arrive, however, that any beer or alcoholic drinks won't be opened until all of the packing is done. If you break open the drinks too soon, you may very well end up with damaged furniture or shattered glassware!
2. Stay calm
The more you panic the less effective you’ll be. Make a list of everything that needs to get done and then break things down into separate subcategories. As you do this you can assign certain jobs to family members so that you don't end up carrying the entire burden of moving all on your own.
3. It will soon be over
Envision the special day when the move will be over and when you’ll be relaxing in your brand-new Calgary home or condo. Imagine yourself sitting back with a nice glass of lemonade on your patio, knowing that you got through it all and that you could easily do it again if you really had to. Someday this move will all be over and right now you only have to get through this temporary rough spot.
Make sure that your eating habits and sleeping habits are in place. If you get too run down you won't be any good to anybody. Keep your chin up and remain happy. This move is a positive one - you'll get through it and be in a better place soon.