The New York Times: How to Make Moving Less Stressful

As spring selling season approaches, it’s important for buyers and renters to be prepared to move into a brand-new space.

Spring selling season is right around the corner. And while moving into a new home or signing a new lease is exciting, it often comes with a lot of stress.

One of the most anxiety-inducing parts of the home buying process comes when it’s time to move. From packing up your belongings to getting organized in a new home, there’s no shortage of tasks that need to be completed to make a move a success.

Richard S. Citrin, an organizational psychologist and writer of “The Resilience Advantage,” told The New York Times in an interview, “We build routines to make things as efficient as we can. When we move, we do something very foreign to us.” He added that moving “takes a lot of mental and physical energy, and that expenditure of energy is very exhausting.”

In order to combat that stress, it’s beneficial to work with movers who are vetted and recognized by the Transportation Department. It’s also helpful to prepare for possible setbacks. Whether it’s a last minute change to your housing contract or lease or delays related to scheduling conflicts, problems are going to pop up. By being organized ahead of time and staying on top of your moving timeline, it’s easier to adjust to potential changes down the line.

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