Moving into a New Home? Top Tips to Lessen the Stress
Follow our top tips for a move that’s much less stressful!
Moving house is possibly one of the most stressful things you have to do in life. Packing and unpacking can take such a long time, and ensuring your treasured possessions don’t get damaged during the move can be a big worry. However, it doesn’t need to be a nightmare. Follow our top tips for a move that’s much less stressful!
Clear out the junk
There’s really no point packing everything if you’ve got lots of items that you really don’t need or want any more. You’ll only have to find somewhere to store them all in your new home, so take the opportunity to have a good clear out. Be ruthless, just keep those things you really love, or you truly can’t live without. You could even make some money by selling your unwanted items online. Anything that doesn’t have much value can be donated to charity, doing a good deed will certainly make you feel good, but not as good as you’ll feel when you’ve got rid of all that rubbish!
Be sure to get help
Moving home tends to be a bigger job than you imagine, so try to get as much help as possible. You can ask around friends or family or hire a professional removal team such as Colombia World-Wide Movers who will pack all your belongings with care, and who are experts at moving larger items such a bulky furniture. This will certainly take a lot of stress out of the moving process and help save your sanity!
Take time to look after yourself
When you’re moving home, it can be tempting to work all hours, wrapping and packing. You might miss meals, or simply eat junk food because it’s easier than cooking. But you can easily end up super stressed this way and it can even make you ill. Make time to eat properly, take time out to relax a little. Try to get a good night’s sleep and you’ll be more refreshed and less anxious the next day. If everything feels as if it’s getting on top of you, a short stroll in the fresh air can work wonders for your body and your state of mind.
Don’t put off the jobs involved in moving home. It may feel like the move is ages away, but these things have a tendency to creep up on us and before you know it, you’re due to move and you’ve got a million jobs to do. Get started as soon as you know you are moving. Even if you don’t have a date for moving yet, you can still get on with clearing out the clutter, hold a garage sale, and pack up anything you know you won’t need until after the move.
Focus on the future
It may be hard to imagine, but there will be a time, in the not too distant future, when you are happily settled in your new home, unpacked and getting on with life as usual. It’s important to remember this when you are feeling stressed with a house move. Remember the reasons you are doing this and picture in your mind your new home, all neat and tidy. It can be a difficult journey, but you will get there!
Good luck with your move!
With good planning, and a positive mental attitude, you will get through this move without suffering too much stress. If you are worried about your move, why not check out the removal services offered by Columbia World-Wide Movers? Get in touch for a quote, or to order your packing materials. A house move doesn’t have to be a big burden on your shoulders!