Did you know that some studies show moving house can be as stressful as going through a difficult divorce? There’s no wonder why so many people suffer from anxiety in the run up to a move!
For most people, this stress is fairly easy to deal with, but for some people, anxiety can cause big problems and lead to some health issues, such as insomnia. There are a few things you can do to ensure that all the potential stress of moving doesn’t get too much for you. You just need to follow the follow these fantastic stress-busting tips.
Plan Everything Down To A “T”
If you leave everything to the last minute, you will be rushing around like a headless chicken and your stress will be off the chart! So, a few weeks before moving day, you need to sit down and plan everything you need to do for the move. You might want to be extra organized and write down a very detailed hour-by-hour plan for the whole day, but you don’t need to go to this extent if you don’t want. Just knowing what everyone is going to do on the day will be a great help.
Get Some Moving Help
Some people try and move all on their own to try and reduce costs. However, if you only pack all your belongings and furniture in a car and small hire van, you might find that you need to take a few trips to transport everything. That is going to be a huge waste of time! Things will be a lot easier and quicker if you enlist the help of a moving company as they will have a large truck that can fit all your stuff in. And that means moving house will only take one journey!
Get In The Right Mindset
Moving house can be emotionally difficult, especially if you are moving away from close friends and family. To help you get over this hurdle, you need to get in the right mindset. Otherwise, moving day could become very emotional, and all those emotions will lead to even more stress and anxiety! Take the time to say goodbye to your loved ones in the days before your move. Remember that you will see them again sometime, and this goodbye isn’t forever. Some people like to plan get-togethers soon after they move so that they don’t lose touch with everyone back in their old neighborhood.
Send The Kids Away On Moving Day
The kids will only be a big distraction on moving day, and they will more than likely get in the way. You will find that the day is a lot less stressful if you send them to a babysitter, their grandparent’s, or a to a friend for the day. This will also be better for them, as they won’t get bored helping you with moving jobs!
Hopefully, this blog post will help you control your anxiety when you move. Once you feel calmer about the situation, you will be very focused and can get the job done quickly!