For people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), moving with https://www.flashmoving.net/commercial-movers/ can be not only stressful, but a truly overwhelming task!
However, don’t be in a hurry to panic about the upcoming event – take a deep breath and consider that many people with attentional disabilities have successfully moved, and you can too.
We’ve put together some tips to help anyone with ADHD get through a move.
CONTACT THE PROFESSIONALS
Ignorance is what prevents you from successfully coping with the move, and if you managed to enlist the help of a professional moving company, you can safely cross off half of the gigantic to-do list! Turning to professional movers means that someone else will handle the loading and unloading, as well as the schedule of your move. Take some of the stress off your shoulders and let others take on the toughest moving challenges!
MOVE FROM REVERSE
Once you’ve decided on a move-in date, take out your calendar and circle that day. Now go back to the current day and plan the time between two dates – be it months, weeks or days – to complete the tasks associated with the move. Start right now. For example, if you know you’re moving in 8 weeks, set aside a specific time in each of those weeks to prepare. For the first week, you can order boxes, packing tape, and a marker, or get boxes for free. Next week, for example, you can contact your utility providers and set shutdown dates, or use this time to go through your clothes and take the extra to a relief center. Use a moving checklist to help you plan out the tasks you need to complete and time them out.
REPORT ON THE PROCESS
We all procrastinate, whether or not we have ADHD. But in the company of someone it becomes much easier to deal with things. Ask friends or family to help you move. How much help it will be is up to you. Perhaps you need someone to remind you of your weekly tasks, or maybe you just need to send someone a photo report of completed tasks. If you know that you have to report to someone, this will be a great motivator for you. Or maybe you just need company while you pack? Invite a friend to chat with you while you complete your moving tasks and the time will fly by. You may even look forward to this moment, knowing that you can chat with a loved one! (Most importantly, this person should help you be productive, not encourage you to procrastinate or otherwise distract!)
COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT MOVING
You can’t know everything about everything, but having at least the most basic information about where you’re going will help you when planning your move. Where are you moving to? Is the climate different there? Are there shops near the new place of residence in case you need something immediately upon arrival? Can you see the floor plan of your new home? The answers to most of these questions are easily found in a search engine and will help you avoid unnecessary stress. In addition, the building plan will help determine how much space you will have and what items to discard. Speaking of extra stuff…
GET RID OF WHAT YOU DO NOT BRING WITH YOU
Don’t keep things just to keep them. This is your chance to simplify your life. If you have more dishes than you need, now is the time to get rid of the excess. If you have a bag of mismatched socks, it might be time to throw them all out and buy several pairs of socks in the same style and color, just matching. Think about what’s important to you and what’s just trash. Ask yourself the question: What is the packaging that terrifies you? Whatever the answer, it probably came to your mind for a reason. Find out if you really need these things (and in such quantity) and make a decision based on this. The less you have to move, the less things you need to pack in your new home.
PREPARE THE MOST NEEDED PACKAGING MATERIALS
Preparing to move will probably take up most of your time, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. It is enough to always have boxes, tape and other packaging materials on hand. Having materials in each room will reduce the number of “where did I put this marker” situations.