Five Ways to Get Motivated About Moving

by Dusty Rhodes on Sep 02, 2016  in 
  • Moving

There are many steps involved in the moving process. There may come times during this time where you hit a wall thinking, “I do not want to go through this tedious, time-consuming headache anymore.” Fortunately, as anyone who has experienced a move can tell you, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. There are ways to get motivated about moving and complete the entire process. 

The Earlier, the Better-It is easy to become big-eyed and overwhelmed when it comes to moving, which causes lack of motivation. A great way to overcome this obstacle is to get started with the stages of your move as early as possible. The earlier the better. Whether it’s packing or contacting possible moving companies to help with the move, you will have a more positive relocation experience if you do not procrastinate.

Throw it Away or Donate It- One positive and effective way to get motivated about moving is to throw excess items away or donate them to a worthy cause. You could get two trash bags or containers, mark one donate and one throw it away. Turn it into a game for the kids and see who can fill up the bags or containers the fastest. This would be a great way to physically see your progress and become more motivated. 

Ask for Help- Sometimes the moving process can be somewhat overwhelming because it may feel like you or your family are in it all alone. When feeling overwhelmed and unmotivated, ask for help, that’s what close friends are for. The more people you have actively participating in the process, the more motivated everyone involved will be.

Set Goals- A good way to get things done and stay motivated about anything is to set realistic, attainable goals. Moving is no different.  Set and write down your goals during different stages of the moving process. Have target dates for each step of the process, and physically check them off when a target date is met. This will allow you to physically see the progress you have made, as well as give you the mental motivation to keep striving to complete the process. 

Reward Yourself- The power of a reward can go a very long way when trying to stay motivated.  Get all of your family together, letting everyone know that there will be a reward for everyone involved in the moving process if certain goals are met during a certain time frame. This will create accountability, comradery, and communication amongst everyone. All parties involved are more likely to do their part in a positive way to make sure that everyone is rewarded for the hard work they put in. 

Motivation is a key contributing factor towards the ability to get things done in all areas of life. We hope that these tips will motivate you to make your move. For more information on moving and storage, feel free to browse through our Blogs.

Dusty Rhodes