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How To Keep Stress To A Minimum, Happiness To A Maximum While Moving

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Today, I am moving for the second time this year and for the third time cross-country. Having done this prior, in addition to several in-town moves throughout college, I now possess a pretty decent idea of how to make relocating as painless as possible. Of course, there are all sorts of stresses that accompany the act of transferring all of one's stuff to completely different home, but having done it so many damn times, I have some moving tips to offer anybody debating it.

For any of you who have ever moved, ever, you likely know that going from one residence to another — regardless of the new place being located across town or across the continent — can be a very frustrating hassle. Familiar with the phrase, “This will all end in tears”? Yeah, it was probably first coined by somebody moving in a hurry. Whether your move is for work, fun, health reasons or something else, most of us will have to do it at some point in our lives, and we'll have to cope with all the emotional and physical troubles that come along with relocating.

But changing homes doesn't have to be entirely stressful (though I'd be lying to you if I said it was all fun and games and smiles and eating takeout on top of several boxes in your empty, empty bedroom). In fact, it can be exhilarating, especially when you're able to set aside that anxiety and look on whatever “bright sides” you can find. Here's how!

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