Reducing Stress When Moving House

16 Sep

There are a lot of facts and figures thrown around about just how stressful moving house can be.  As stressful as divorce, the second most stressful thing you can do, and so on. Whatever the truth is, it is a fact that moving house can be a very stressful experience.

We’ve helped hundreds if not thousands of people move house successfully and so here are our top tips for reducing stress when moving house.

Preparation

Anything you haven’t prepared for is stressful.  That feeling of not being ready is a regular feature of bad dreams.  So it isn’t really a big revelation that proper preparation is a massively effective way of reducing stress when moving house.

Preparation can take many forms.  Some people like to be involved at every step, to have created detailed lists and timetables so they know exactly what is going to happen and when.  Other simply prefer to delegate that to a professional. Whatever your preferred manner of preparation is we are happy to work with you.

Outsourcing

This follow on beautifully from preparation.  There are a lot of different jobs that need to happen when you are moving to a new home.  Some of them are big and scary, but some are very simple. What contributes to the stress of moving house if the sheer number of jobs.

Outsourcing those jobs to someone you can trust is a massive way to reduce that stress.  Whether it is just supplying the right boxes and packing materials, or whether you want to walk away and have someone else do the whole thing is entirely down to you.

Stress reducing activities

Sadly even when you have worked with us to prepare a detailed plan, and you have outsourced all the jobs you can moving house can still be stressful.

There are all sorts of things you can do to help with reducing stress in the short term.

Making sure you’re getting a good amount of sleep is probably the simplest.  It’s very easy to find yourself staying up until the small hours going over things.  But that can be counterproductive. Your ability to deal with stress is lower if you are tired.

If things seem like they are getting too much then take a break.  Go for a walk in the sun, perhaps go to the cinema, go for a meal with friends.  Just make sure it isn’t to do with the house move.

The most important thing to bear in mind is that it can be a stressful process.  Don’t let the fact that you are feeling stressed make you feel even worse. It’s perfectly normal  Try to remember that it is all very short term. Sooner than you think you’ll be in your new house and it will all be a happy memory.