Relocation can bring about so much joy, excitement, and positive change. However, once you start executing all the tasks from your packing to-do list, the initial excitement will fade away. When you realize that what you thought will take 10 minutes goes on for over half an hour and the exhaustion kicks in, relocation won’t seem as fun anymore. Yes, relocation stress is real and packing can be a daunting task. But, there are ways to make the packing process easier and quicker. Here is what you need to do to minimize your packing stress.

Start With Smaller Tasks

When you look at it, it seems like a ton of work, right? Well, that is true and not true at the same time. If you divide the whole packing process into smaller, digestible tasks, you will save yourself a lot of headache and prevent from burying yourself into an overwhelming pile of things. Assign a few small tasks a couple of times in a day and give yourself more work as you get the hang of it.

Manage Your Time

This one might be the trickiest of them all. Many of us don’t start when they need to and then rush in the end while adding to the stress. When you start when you promised yourself to do so, you will manage your moving time better and the stress will fade away.

Get Help in Packing

If you have a lot to handle, you probably won’t be able to do it by yourself. Whether it’s a professional moving team to pack for you or your friends and family, getting some help can help you get rid of a lot of burdens.

Pack in Plastic Boxes

Sturdy, plastic crates will save you the headache of breaking or damaging your belongings. We know how nerve-wracking it can be to preserve fragile items that mean a lot to you. Choose the boxes that can guarantee protection from breakage or humidity.

Take Power Naps

Trying to accomplish everything while exhausted is a losing game. Lack of sleep can add to the stress and make you easily irritated and not able to focus on your packing (or any other daily) tasks. If you take about 20 minutes of power naps, that will be long enough to freshen you up but short enough not to make you feel sluggish.

Even during move, practice self-care and make smart decisions. Good luck!