1. Plan your move precisely.
While it may seem a little over the top to be planning each day, it can be a great way to examine that which you need to get done in greater detail. You should list everything that needs to be sorted before the move date, and ensure that you have it sorted by way of mapping the processes necessary for everything to get done in to a timetable that follows the weeks leading up to the move. This should include everything from when you go to get your packing materials, to how you are going to organize the transport of your items. Whatever the methods that you use, it needs to be solidified, and the options surveyed at an early point, to ensure that there is no chance of you forget anything, or getting it wrong and having to waste time repeating things, or fixing problems. If your plan is pretty much perfect, then all you have to do is follow it like a routine, and ensure that everything that you do is signed off as you go, and you should arrive at the day of the move with nothing to worry about.
2. Look at how to reduce the effort and cost of each process.
There are plenty of ways in which you can ensure that you are not spending to much money or effort on the things that the move requires. Think carefully about how you could do things without needing to go down the regular channels. Do you know a friend with a big van who would help you out for cheap? Can you get large packing boxes from the local furniture store? All of these things should be investigated, and can be worked in to your plan, so that the result is an efficient, as well as economical, move.
3. Spread the load.
If you start early enough, then you should be fine to get your workload down to a minimum per day without jeopardizing the move’s progress. The fact is, if the move is getting in the way of your day to day life, then you will no doubt find that you have much higher stress levels, simply because you have much less time to relax throughout the day. Planning well will ensure that you are set to get yourself doing an hour or so every evening, which should not impede on your regular life too much, and leave you feeling calm about everything.
4. Get help.
It is very easy to let yourself take over the move process, as it is often easier to coordinate if you only have to explain things to yourself. However, the weight of moving a Houston house can be more than is initially obvious, and it is essential that you have people around you to help out. Getting a loved one to take a shift at packing, or to sort out some of the planning will mean that you have that little bit more time to yourself, and will no doubt make everything a lot easier overall.
5. Have an escape mechanism.
You need to be able to recognize when you are stressed. Being agitated will affect your decision making, and mean that you end up doing things wrong, which will only lead to more stress. Being able to understand that you are not thinking clearly is the first step to getting back on track. The second is your escape process. If you know that you can de-stress by going for a short walk or reading a favorite book for half an hour, then that is a great way to return to normal.