Thursday, April 06, 2006

Tips to Cut the Stress of Moving

According to the Census Bureau, about 43 million people in the U.S. move each year ... and summer is the busiest season. No two ways about it -- moving is stressful. However, with adequate planning - and lots of deep breathing - you can make it less stressful. Mary Scott Tuck, director of transportation statistics at the American Moving and Storage Association, offers some basic suggestions when planning a move:
* Start packing early
* Move on a weekday (when banks, utilities and government offices are open)
* Keep in mind that the beginning and end of the month are the busiest times for movers
* Be available on both loading and delivery day -- the movers will have questions
* Don't schedule your house closing to occur on the same day as your moving day
* Get some rest
* Remember, no matter how prepared you are, things occasionally go wrong ... relax.

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