Can Moving Be Less Stressful?*

We all know that moving is not the most fun thing to do, which is often why people only do it when they have reason to. It might be that they want to increase the space they have, move to a different area or country even, for work or a better quality of life, and while there are so many reasons to do it, the question remains the same. Does it need to be as stressful as it is perceived to be? I don’t believe it has to be. I want to share with you some of the ways you can make it easy on yourself.

Keep on top of paperwork and solicitors involved –

When it comes to the process of buying and selling, we can often feel at the mercy of our solicitors. Waiting for them to communicate, share paperwork and finalise all of the legal side of things. It can be exhausting and stressful. But, the best advice is to keep in touch with them on a regular basis. Asking for updates and ensuring you have all of the information.

Hire professionals to do the heavy work –

It isn’t easy to move from one house to the other, it doesn’t matter whether it is smaller, the same size or bigger, it is hard work. So you may want to hire professionals to help do the hard work for you. Companies like Chess Moving can make things much easier, by doing the heavy lifting, and some companies will even pack your house up for you. Which could make things far less stressful for you.

Enlist the help of friends and family –

Many hands make lighter work, we know that, so when moving why not enlist the help of friends and family? If it isn’t to move boxes, they could help with children, if you have them. Keeping them occupied and out of the way so the moving side of things can happen quickly and easily.

Pack for your new place –

The packing can actually be just as stressful as moving. So a big tip would be to pack for the new house instead of the home you are currently in. What I mean by that is to consider where things might go in your new home rather than where they have been in your current one. This means that you can label up the box for the new room, and then unpacking would be much simpler. Rather than having to rummage through boxes when you arrive or move boxes from one room to another.

Have the essentials on hand for the first night –

Finally, that first night is always the hardest, surrounded by boxes and getting used to the new place. My advice would be to have an emergency box on hand filled with everything you might need for that first night. From a change of clothes or pyjamas, to a kettle and a few cups. Perhaps even a cheeky bottle of wine or gin to help celebrate the first night.

I hope that these tips help you make the moving process less stressful.


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