Moving to a new house can be one of the most stressful things you can do. There’s so much to think about, even before you get to the moving day itself. It’s understandable that so many end up feeling overwhelmed.
There are things you can do to help reduce the stress of moving home. Let’s have a look at a few important fool proof tips to keep in mind when moving house.
Staying on top of your moving day stress
Make lists to make moving stress-free
If you’re moving house, it’s likely you’ll have a million and one things in your head. From mortgage applications and removals firms to changing your address, utilities, schools, mail forwarding and packing. The list can feel endless. Getting it out of your head and onto paper can help put you back in control. Making a checklist and then working down it will help you see what needs to be done and illustrate just how much progress you are making. There are some great moving house checklists online that can help.
Choose a good removal company early on
It can be tempting to try and move by yourself, but unless you have very few possessions and lots of willing helpers it can make for a challenging moving day. A good removals company will be experienced in all kinds of moves and won’t be phased by tricky access issues and difficult to handle items. They can provide packing materials, and even help you with your packing. Knowing the actual moving day is in safe hands can be a huge weight off your mind as you make your final preparations.
Plan your moving day well in advance
Last-minute panics can happen to the best of us, so understanding the logistics of the move before the big day can make all the difference. Make sure you know who will be looking after young children and pets. Make sure you keep the essentials handy, including a kettle so when stress levels start to rise you can take time out with a cup of tea.
Take care of your mental health
Along with divorce and bereavement, moving to a new house is one of the most challenging times in our lives. It can also be one of the most exciting. Understand that you may well experience a rollercoaster of emotions, excitement followed by anxiety, even a sense of loss as you move from a much-loved home. Taking care of your mental health is vital if you are to start the next chapter of your life in a positive frame of mind. There is plenty of tried and tested tips for handling moving stress available online.