4 Ways to Reduce the Stress of Moving House

Moving house can be an exciting prospect but when the reality of having to pack and relocate really sets in, few people can maintain their enthusiasm. Unfortunately, the excitement that moving house can bring is replaced with feelings of frustration, stress and anxiety. Don’t dwell on the difficulty! There are ways to significantly reduce moving-stress and make the whole process much easier, efficient and even enjoyable.

Image by Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image by Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

1. Use professional cleaners

When moving, it is not just packing and unpacking that consumes your time and energy. In most cases, you will need to leave the house that you are moving from completely clean. Also, you will want to know that the house you are moving to has been thoroughly cleaned with close attention to detail.

Unless you passionately love cleaning and have abundant time on your hands, you are wisest to engage the support of a professional cleaning company, such as Absolute Domestics. Professional cleaners know how to get a home hygienically clean and ready for you to either depart or move into. They will also willingly do the cleaning jobs that are time consuming and that you least enjoy – think of cleaning venetian blinds and shutters or scrubbing the grout in bathrooms.

You will almost certainly have so much to do and so much to think about when moving that having professional cleaners help you will be a great load off your mind and a valuable source of support.

2. Have a mass clean-out

Without question, getting rid of clutter and all the bits and pieces that you really don’t need is an excellent way to reduce moving house stress. Clutter provokes stress and by getting rid of your junk, you will feel more free and ready to move.

You should definitely carry out your de-cluttering effort prior to moving, as there is little to be gained from taking things with you only to sort them out at your destination. As you de-clutter, decide whether each item should be thrown out, donated, recycled or even sold. There is now so many ways to re-sell items and make a little money from the items that you no longer want or need. You could even consider self storage for some of your items that you don’t desperately need whilst you’re moving. This will save time and space during the moving process, as you can keep the storage as long as you need.

3. Schedule packing time

Knowing you have to pack can be a huge weight on your mind. Tackle your packing by scheduling chunks of packing time in your calendar. Just as you would schedule an appointment, this time should allow you to exclusively focus on packing in readiness for your move. To make optimal use of your packing time, try to find someone to care for any children you may have and do not be distracted by other demands (such as work) during the time you have designated for packing. If you’re looking for a hassle free way to move home as you don’t fancy packing everything yourself there is always the option of hiring a removal service, the easiest way to find a professional removal service you can trust is by visiting a website like Shiply where you can get a quote within minutes.

4. Collect boxes

In advance of your move, start to accumulate boxes, newspaper, butchers paper and bubble wrap. All of these items can be used for wrapping items and moving, and collecting as many boxes as possible will save you money – there is no denying that packing boxes are expensive to buy, especially when you need so many of them. Check with friends, stores and businesses to see if they have any boxes that you could use. We used crate hire from PHS Teacrate when we moved house instead of collecting boxes as it’s much less stressful!

Moving is generally stressful, but by using these and other strategies, you can reduce the anxiety and difficulty that is typically associated with moving house.

Image by Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image by Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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