Moving to a new house is one of life’s most stressful events, and apparently this is because it means having to cope with change and uncertainty. Unfortunately for a lot of people, this can cause anxiety and stress.
To some people it is the start of an exciting adventure to a new life somewhere different with the chance to explore and get to know new people. But for others, moving is so stressful and this is called Moving stress… Moving stress is a normal emotion and you should not feel ashamed if you are feeling this way.
In order to get the most out of your move and get settled into your new place quickly, it can be helpful to understand what makes moving so stressful, and what you can do to reduce that stress.
We are an experienced removal company and we do know a thing or two about moving and the stresses that can be involved. We are here to offer you some tips and hopefully help to relieve some of the stress.
What is Moving stress and is it real?
Why is moving so stressful and why is it classed as one of the more stressful things that we may ever do?
With every move comes changes. Your moving to a different home, different location, leaving your friends and family. These kinds of changes are inevitable and can even be a little scary for some people if they have never moved before.
Arranging a move and packing up your house takes up so much of your time! There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day. It doesn’t matter if you are moving down South, up North, or just down the road, it still takes the same amount of time and organisation. Every bit of your time seems to be taken up by packing boxes and organising the move and then when you have moved, you are unpacking your things and starting again. It feels like your life has been put on hold until you get your move sorted.
One of the biggest issues for anyone moving to a new house is money! There are so many costs to think about when moving. For example, the furniture removals, the cost of finalising bills and setting up new providers in your new home etc… A lack of money is a huge cause of stress, and this is one of the main stress’s related to moving to a new house.
It is really important to recognize the symptoms of stress as you need to be able to know when to take a break, take some deep breaths take a breathes and chill out.
How you can manage the stress of moving house.
When you feel like the stress of moving to a new house is over taking everything that you do, this can have a negative effect on our mental and physical health if we do not manage it properly.
When you do decide to move home, try to implement a can-do attitude as this will help you through it. Try and stay positive about the new home where you will be living and discovering new things in your area Stay positive in your mind and this will certainly help to relieve the stress, remember that the house move is a one off. It will be over before you know it.
If you do your research before you move, then this will make your life a lot easier. Research the best routes to take, where the nearest shops are, and places to eat out. Being prepared with this knowledge can already start to make you feel comfortable with your pending move and hopefully it will provide you with positive things to focus on.
Everyone loves a checklist!
Make a check list for your move! It will help bring some order to moving by managing it step by steps and check each item off as they are completed. Everyone’s moving checklist will be unique, but should still have the basics on like:
- BOOKING THE REMOVALS!
- Do we have enough boxes or other storage for our house contents?
- Have we paid everyone?
- Do we have a travel plan including best routes, pit stops etc…?
- Have we packed everything?
Get ahead of yourself.
Moving is a perfect time to start getting rid of any clutter that you have been holding onto. It is amazing how much rubbish we can accumulate over the years. If you de-clutter your home before the big move then this will make it a lot easier for you when moving day lands.
If you leave everything to the last minute, then you can guarantee that this will multiply your stress levels. Your packing can be done slowly over a few weeks leading up to the move and you can leave any essential items out until the last minute.
But remember, you do not have to do this all by yourself! By hiring a professional removal company like Moove it removals can take a lot of the stress away from you and also getting help from family and friends makes all the difference. We are familiar with all of the tricks of the trade so you do not have to worry.
Saying goodbye to your home and planning ahead.
Saying goodbye to your family and friends can be difficult. Even saying goodbye to your old home can be hard as it probably holds a lot of memories for you but you need to accept this and move forward. You will always have your memories
Planning ahead is important with any house move. You need to get help in advance of the move. If you have friends who are coming to help, make sure they understand that it is critical to show up on moving day. If you are hiring professional movers like us, then make sure that the date of moving is booked in advance and make sure you confirm the appointment a few days before you are due to move.
Moving into a smaller property.
For the majority of people we generally move into bigger houses with a lot more space as our families grow but as we get older we tend to find our houses are too big to manage once the children have grown up and moved out. This can make your house seem empty and sometimes unmanageable especially for senior citizens.
Letting go of your lifelong possessions can be hard to deal with but will inevitably make life easier in the long run.
Moving with MOOVE IT REMOVALS.
We have helped hundreds of customers over the past few years to successfully move homes and we take great pride in the amazing feedback that we receive. We cater for all of your needs and provide a friendly and competitively priced removal service for all of out customers We know that moving can be vert difficult and challenging so we ourselves on providing a friendly and hassle free way to move, and consequently giving you the best start in your new home.
We cover all areas of Doncaster and its surrounding areas including: Bentley, Balby, Bessacarr, Rossington, Auckley, Bawtry, Sprotbrough, Conisbrough, Tickhill, Edlington, Denaby, Mexborough, Barnburgh, Harlington, Skellow, Woodlands, Carcroft, Maltby and many more.
If you would like to book a reliable and trustworthy removal company then please call us on 01302891295