Some people look forward to moving home. Others are ambivalent; they’re moving home because they have to, for whatever reason. Yet these two groups of people usually end with similar experiences when they move house. They find that it’s much more difficult than they thought it would be.
Researchers say that moving house is one of life’s most stressful moments. If you’ve had that experience, then you’ll know what they’re talking about. Or if you’ve never moved before, you’ve probably seen other people go through similar experiences!
So if you’re planning to move house, is it inevitable that you’ll end up extremely stressed? We don’t think so. There are things you can do that’ll help you to keep the stress levels to a minimum. In this blog, we’ll run through the common issues, and offer advice on how to overcome them.
Short On Time
Virtually anything can be stressful if it feels like you’re in a rush. Many people create problems for themselves by trying to do everything at the last minute. It’s unavoidable that you’ll feel stressed if you constantly feel that you’re racing against the clock. The solution? Try to give yourself as much time as possible. You’ll find that it’s much easier to manage everything once you have plenty of time to get things done.
Packing Up A Life
It’s not easy packing up everything in your house and moving to another property. This is especially true because A. people normally have more items than they thought, and B. people lack the experience to move all their items efficiently. If you try to do this yourself, you’ll feel stressed; after all, we tend to feel stressed when we can’t do things well. Because this isn’t a skill that you need to have, it makes much more sense to hand the job over to a removalist company. They’ll ensure that your items reach your new home safely and securely, allowing you to focus on other things related to your move.
Dealing With Work, Kids, Pets
Regular life isn’t on pause just because you’re moving. You may still need to deal with work, your children, and any pets that you have. The best solution for this is to get help wherever possible (in relation to your children and pets) and to speak to your boss about having a degree of flexibility in your work schedule while you’re moving to your new home.
One of the more overlooked aspects of moving house is that it provokes an emotional response in many people. Even if you’re excited to move, there’s no avoiding that big changes can result in mixed feelings. You might find that you’re not as happy in your new home as you thought you were, and that can be problematic.
However, it’s important to remember that these feelings will only be temporary. Once you’re settled in, you’ll feel fine — in fact, you’ll be more than fine! But don’t underestimate the impact that changing your surroundings can have on you.