Relocation: A whirlwind of activity

Planning a move is stressful. Period. Although I’m not in the process of relocating, my roommate is. I’ve seen over the past few weeks the realities of interstate moving.

Yesterday was packing day for my roommate. Today is loading day. The days that fall on either side are just plain busy days. From making sure the cat is up-to-date on her shots to picking up one last supply of contacts, there are many loose ends to tie up. Even though she’s a list maker, my roommate’s head is spinning.

She even made the comment, “I’m single with nothing to really worry about but myself. I can’t imagine relocating with a husband and children.”

Because she’s now an unofficial expert since she’s experiencing relocation firsthand,  I asked my roommate what tips she would give others soon to be in her position. Here’s what she said:

It’s inevitable things will come up that are beyond your control. Use the above tips to minimize stress and maximize your enjoyment of your relocation.