In a recent poll, two-thirds of voters felt that moving house was one of the most stressful life events, with it triggering more anxiety than a relationship breakdown or starting a new job. This seems extreme, so why is it the case? Well, our homes anchor us – they provide a safe, warm and, most importantly, familiar environment for us to return to every day, and this can really help us manage our anxiety. Take this away, and things can get stressful. With all of that, in this article, Metro Removals are going to look at some tips on how to manage anxiety when moving home.
Choose a reputable local removals company
The best way to deal with the anxiety surrounding your move is to not go it alone. The right removals company can go a long way to taking the pressure off, by helping you organise your belongings, aiding you in the packing process, and making the moving day itself as smooth as possible. Also, make sure that you have a company that has a great track record and are reliable. Check reviews, these are usually found on their websites or on Google etc.
Plan, plan, plan
One of the best ways to kerb stress and feel like you’re on top of everything is to plan extensively, this will help you tick off the myriad tasks one by one. We would recommend booking time off work for your move, creating an inventory of your belongings, as well as thinking about what furniture you will take well in advance. This should go a long way to helping you alleviate stress.
If you need a list of the different people you need to make aware of your move, you can refer to this handy article.
Keep essential documents together
There’s a lot of paperwork involved when it comes to moving home, so to help alleviate stress – and to avoid them being lost amongst the boxes – it’s best to keep these documents together. This includes things like:
- House deeds
- Insurance papers
- An inventory of your belongings
Have a clear-out
Studies suggest that an untidy home can contribute to higher levels of anxiety. Couple this with a big move, and you’ve got a difficult time. To combat this, we recommend having a good house-wide clean as early as possible. This provides the perfect opportunity to sort through your belongings and get rid of anything that you don’t need while ensuring that you have a clear head as the big day moves closer. It may be advisable also to book a skip rather than doing multiple trips to the tip!
Create a survival kit
The most stressful thing about the moving process is the day itself, so to help guard against any hiccups that might arise during that time, create a moving day survival kit. In your kit, you will want to have the following:
- Some snacks
- A change of clothes
- Toiletries (just in case you can’t shower at your new place!)
- Teabags (you’ll deserve a cup of tea)
Metro Removals are here to help and hopefully, this article has helped to answer the question, “How to Manage Anxiety When Moving Home”. At Metro Removals in Market Harborough, we provide a first-rate packing, storage and removals service. Whether performing a commercial, office or residential removal, the team at Metro Removals have the expertise and experience to get it done quickly and safely. We offer free home visits and quotations and great competitive prices. Whether you’re moving locally or internationally – give us a call today and see what we can do for you. Alternatively, email us here and we will get back to you as soon as we can.