Moving house is often described as one of the most stressful things you can do in your lifetime. Mostly it comes down to feeling unorganised, having twenty million things to do before the big day and the expense. Yes, there’s no getting away from that one!
It’s sometimes baffling how something that really should be so simple can be a nightmare in reality. So what can you do about it?
Well, we’re not here to tell you that you should chill out. However, we do have a few things that could help get you off to a good start to avoid some of your moving day stress.
Take some time off work
There’s nothing worse than having to fit moving into a new house in the few hours you’ve managed to take off work. In reality, to get everything sorted, you could need a few days to get your bearings. Taking time off for moving is also seen as a bit of a wasted element of your holiday entitlement. However, trying to squeeze it into a weekend or evenings will leave you tired and even more stressed than you need to be.
Get some help
We’ve all been there. Trying to save money by doing it all yourself. But more often than not getting in a tizz because boxes are too heavy and you’ve had to rope in family members to drive the hire van. To save yourself the hassle, get some professional help, say a company like The Man Van. They’ll pack everything up and take it to your new gaff, and you’ll be surprised how affordable it is!
Prepare yourself for disorganisation
It’s natural to want everything in its place as soon as it comes out of the box in your new house. However, you need to be prepared for chaos (well, that might be a slight exaggeration!). Whether it’s just the two of you or your whole family moving house, there’s going to be things you need to organise in situ. Having a plan is a great start, but just taking a step back and remembering it doesn’t have to be perfect straight away will help relieve some stress and save on the arguments.
Take a deep breath
A simple way to remain calm is to take a deep breath. Mindfulness and breathing exercises come in handy when things start to get on top of you. Plus, they can help clear your mind for a few seconds to tackle the task at hand.
Ok, so some of the points above might be a little obvious. But, it can be easy to forget the little things when it comes to organising a big move. Even if it does give you a headache in the short term, just think how amazing it’ll be once you settle in!
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