Moving to a new house can be an extremely stressful process, even if you use the services of professional removalists. There are a lot of things to think about, and it can become overwhelming if you’re not well organised.
Fortunately, there are a lot of things you can do to make the entire process less stressful for you and your family. We’ve outlined our top five de-stressing strategies below.
- Plan Everything Properly
The first, and arguably most important stress reduction strategy on our list is to make sure that everything is well planned. Spend some time in the months leading up to your move getting things organised.
If you’re not confident in your own ability to organise your move, we’d highly recommend speaking with your local removalists. They will be able to work along side you to develop a clear moving strategy that meets your needs.
- Get an Early Start
When it actually comes to moving, you need to be aware that things can take longer than you might expect. And trust us, there’s really nothing worse than trying to finish your move in the dark.
You can reduce time related stress by making sure you get a bright, early start on the big day. Get to bed early the night before, set an alarm and start your day with a healthy breakfast to keep you going.
- Delegate to Others
Although you might feel bad asking others to help move your house, it’s important not to take everything on your own shoulders. Make sure that your partner and/or children pull their weight, and consider asking family and friends if they’re willing to put in a few hours.
- Get Rid of Useless Items
In the weeks leading up to your move you can reduce the amount of stuff you have to deal with – and therefore reduce your stress levels – by getting rid of useless items. Spend some time identifying things that you don’t want to take with you, and then sell, give away or donate these items.
Similarly, you can spend the weeks leading up to the move using up food and drinks you already have. Cook meals with whatever you can, and spend a few evenings getting rid of all your booze!
- Protect Valuable Items
Finally, you can reduce stress on moving day by spending some time in advance to make sure that valuable and fragile items are well protected. Make sure you have plenty of bubble wrap and padding, and pay careful attention when packing boxes with fragiles.
Ultimately, moving house doesn’t have to be a nightmare. There are plenty of things you can do to reduce your stress levels and make the whole process a dream.
Make sure that you’re well organised, get an early start and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Spend some time decluttering, and make sure that your valuable and fragile items are well protected.
Above all, consider hiring a professional removalist if you’re finding the moving process too stressful.