It’s showtime! Moving day has arrived, and your belongings are loaded up on the moving trucks and ready to go. Then, just like that, the overwhelm and shock hits like a tidal wave.
Yes, you really are moving to the Lone Star State! The excitement, the joy, — and perhaps the unknowns lying ahead may be a little intimidating all in one breath. Take one last deep breath, slowly breathe out any lingering anxiety of the what-ifs and unknowns. Now, breathe in the excitement of the pure joy in your moving-to-Texas journey ahead.
Your journey is unfolding, and it goes beyond just the voyage to your new home. You’re starting fresh, which means lots of different experiences await. Uprooting is exciting, but it can also be nerve-racking. How can you ease this transition? The expert agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty have some tips — gleaned from their unmatched expertise in all things home, not just selling and buying.
Coping Vs. Thriving: How It’s Done
This is bound to be quite a transitional period for you and your loved ones — especially if your family is moving with you. Emotions run high and stress is through the roof, right? Alternatively, take into consideration that this is a period of positive change and new beginnings.
It’s possibly a nice fusion of all of it.
Let’s make sure you not only cope but also thrive from this relocation experience. How can you turn a potentially stressful time into one that’s filled with incredible opportunities and growth? Some of the best and most successful ways to ensure you thrive throughout your move are to:
- Hire a professional moving company.
- Take the opportunity to minimize and prioritize.
- Work closely with a real estate agent throughout your move.
If you’d like to learn more about how these tips will help lighten your load, keep on reading.
Hire a Professional Moving Company
Hiring a moving company is the first and most important step when relocating across the country. Doing so will save you a lot of stress, headaches, and some pretty sore muscles. Moving can really zap your energy levels, so hiring professional movers — not only for the transport, but also for the packing and unpacking — helps to conserve your energy for all the other parts of the process.
It’s important to know right up front that a full-service professional move can be costly. This brings us to our next tip: take on a minimalistic mindset.
Minimize and Prioritize Your Personal Items and Belongings
Ask yourself going in, “How much of my things do I really need to take with me when I move?” Developing a minimalistic mindset can help in a few ways. First, by editing down your things before you move — then donating or selling the rest — you can lower the cost of the move. According to Moversville: “When moving long-distance ... movers will charge by the weight of your goods, the distance traveling, and any additional or accessorial charges that may occur.” Moving fewer things keeps costs down, and your wallet will thank you for it.
Minimalizing can possibly be good for your mental health, too. Moving has a way of bringing to light just how much we may hold onto over the years. Why not take this as an opportunity to shed some of the psychic weight of your belongings? Cutting down on unnecessary material things can be so uplifting — and can create a higher sense of peace and calm within our minds.
According to Abby Stark on Life Intelligence, there are lots of benefits to practicing this trend. “Overall, minimalists experience less stress and anxiety and more happiness and fulfillment. Because they do not concern themselves with the minutiae of everyday life, they are able to get more out of meaningful habits and interactions.”
You don’t have to change your whole lifestyle or throw away precious heirlooms, but putting some of the ideals of minimalism into play might be helpful throughout your move.
Work With a Professional Real Estate Agent
Listing, staging, and marketing a home — and then closing on it — are a few of the main reasons why it’s vital to work with a professional real estate agent, especially when you know you are moving. One of the most significant benefits of hiring an experienced agent to represent you is peace of mind knowing a well-trained professional is working and negotiating in your behalf. Just like with all the other advice above, working closely with an agent will take a huge weight off an already-hectic process.
Delegation is key where a big move is concerned: Delegate whatever parts of the process and the work you can, so that you’re not taking it all on yourself!
If your move to Texas seems a little daunting now, remember that it’s all for a greater purpose. You — and maybe your family — will find your new dream home. That’s the big picture to stay focused on. And we would be honored to help you find it.