I just learned the hard way that launching a business, writing a weekly blog for a growing email list, working full time, and moving in the same month is a tough combination. I wanted to write a shorter post of 5 things I probably did to make my move as smooth as possible for my business and me. I hope it helps you!
1) Communicate with clients
If you have to move in the middle of a project, it's good practice to communicate changes in availability to the people you're working with. You want to keep your clients satisfied so your work relationships come with you to your new home! Remember, it's better to underpromise and overdeliver- don't let your entrepreneurial optimism add stress to your move or cause you to miss self-imposed deadlines.
Another good option is to schedule your work load to be lighter in the weeks surrounding the move.
2) Work ahead
If you do things on a regular basis, like a weekly blog or assignment, work ahead 1-2 weeks. You definitely don't want to choose between keeping your regular schedule or your focus in packing/unpacking. 1 month post-launch, most of my followers haven't even learned my posting schedule yet, but consistency is a hallmark of success, and we have goals for a reason, right?
3) Eat food
Just because I study and educate others on nutrition doesn't mean I always make the best choices for myself. I found irregular sleep schedules and packing the pots and pantry too soon led to me eating less often, then choosing more high-fat fast food meals.
Small things, like meal-prepping for move week or eating like you're on a work trip, will keep you energetic and your health goals on track.
4) Be patient with yourself
Moving is almost always worse than you think it will be. I have never overestimated how long it will take to get my stuff together, or how long it takes to make a new home. Also, not scientific, but doesn't it always seem like something always makes a move more complicated than it should be?
5) Update your address
... especially if the deadline for voter's registration is coming. Be sure to keep your business and billing address up to date so your business runs smoothly. Updating clients and USPS mail forwarding ensures you get your checks and documents on time, with minimal interruption to your business.
Your move and these tips will be harder without a some planning, so be sure to think ahead about how long individual parts of the move might take and who can help.