Moving house is high up on the list of life’s stressful processes. Since moving home essentially involves uprooting your entire nest and tying up a million loose ends in the process, it’s not difficult to see why people talk about moving house in the same dreaded tone they would if having to complete their tax return.
The good news is that with a few simple steps you can take some of the stress out of moving house and in the process make the task more bearable. Whether you need storage units for extra belongings or just some planning advice, in today’s article the team at All Size Sheds have some tried and tested strategies to help you prepare and take some of the pain out of your next relocation.
Budget for the Move
It’s no secret that moving costs money, so budgeting for the move will ensure that financial worries don’t add to the existing stress. Make sure you have allocated funds for services to help make the move as easy as possible – whether to hire a removalist, rent a storage unit for extra items, or just to hire a trailer. Taking advantage of services to assist with a move will alleviate some of the most stressful elements of moving house and saves time too.
Give yourself enough time
Start packing up items at least a week before your scheduled move date to ensure you are not rushed. The same should go for exit cleaning duties since these are often more time consuming than initially thought. If more time is needed organise a day or two off work if possible. Create a checklist of duties with set timeframes to ensure you stay organised and things aren’t overlooked or forgotten about.
Take Care of Yourself
Throughout the moving process, look after yourself by getting enough sleep and eating well. The whole procedure will be a lot more bearable if you have enough energy and feel 100 per cent while doing it. Staying in good health will also make sure you get more done and the procedure doesn’t become more drawn out than it needs to be.
Say Goodbye to your property and surroundings
In the lead up to a move people often experience anxiety or stress because they feel they haven’t had time to do all the things in their home or neighbourhood before they have to leave. Making sure you properly say goodbye to your home by throwing a party or letting your kids say goodbye to neighbours and familiar surroundings can help you relocate on a happier note. Before the move taking the time to consciously enjoy your home for the last time can help you feel more at peace with the situation
Keep a positive mindset
Stay focused on the fact that there is light at the end of the moving tunnel and despite the short term pressures, focusing on the exciting prospects of your new surroundings and home will help keep the stress from moving in perspective. The more you think about the stress, the more stressed you are likely to feel. Like most stressful situations tackling one day at a time helps to compartmentalise the task and reduce the feelings of stress and pressure.
While stress and moving house usually go together, it’s how you combat the stress that will make the difference whether your move is smooth or not. Whether it’s on the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads or Robina areas, All Size Sheds are the smooth move specialists and have a range of storage solutions to take some of the stress out of your next move. Call us today – (07) 5534 7181.