Moving is a major life event, and it’s perfectly normal for some people to feel anxious. But there are ways to overcome common fears that you might encounter during the process.
Fear of Change
Fear of change is one of the most common fears associated with moving. Humans are, after all, creatures of habit, and a move means taking away the comfort and familiarity of a daily routine. There’s also the notion of moving into a neighborhood full of strangers. To overcome fear of change, you must accept that change is a part of everyday life. Focus on the positives of moving, such as making new friends, having a bigger place to live or, perhaps, the prospect of future remodeling.
Misplaced or Damaged Possessions
Losing or damaging property when moving is another common source of anxiety, especially if you have small valuables that may get left behind. Take this as an opportunity to flex your organizational skills by preparing an inventory of everything. Every box should be labeled properly. Delicate items like dinnerware, artwork and electronics must be clearly labeled to avoid mishandling. A trustworthy moving service like Around Town Movers can help alleviate your fears. We have a track record of making sure everything arrives at the new place undamaged.
Not Having Enough Time to Prepare
Preparing for a move is not usually done overnight. It’s not just a matter of putting things into boxes and labeling them, but making sure you’re packing only what you should be bringing with you. Preparing for your move early gives you ample time to sort out your possessions. In fact, you should have enough time to dispose of the items you won’t be bringing with you by hosting a yard sale or by packing and donating them to local charities. You can also hire movers like us for pre-move services and planning assistance.
When you need residential or office movers, give Around Town Movers a call at (703) 291-1000, or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Reston and Arlington, VA, as well as in Washington, DC.