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How to Reduce the Stress of Moving House

How to Reduce the Stress of Moving House

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Of all the many stresses that life can throw at you, moving house is up there amongst the top most stressful things a person can do. With so much to prepare for and think about, if being organised is not something that comes naturally to you, then why not have a read of our top 5 tips on how to reduce the stress that is often endured when moving house.

Have a good sort out

One thing you can start to do as early as you like is to sort through your belongings and throw away anything that is not worth keeping. If you haven’t used it in the past 6 months, chances are you aren’t going to miss it if it’s gone. If there is anything in good condition still i.e. clothes, books, DVDs, send these as a donation to your local charity shop.

Finding the time to do this will certainly lessen the load on moving day and make packing far easier – plus, you can look forward to a less cluttered new home!

Get organised

Rather than writing to-do lists on scrappy bits of paper that will inevitably get lost amongst the move, why not consider using technology to give you a helping hand? Online calendars or apps, such as Evernote, can help keep you on track of what needs doing and when. This will help you delegate roles out between you and your partner, or whoever you might be moving with, and could help avoid an argument about who forgot to do what.

Keep well fed and watered

Although a seemingly simple, and even unrelated thing to suggest, you should not overlook the importance of making the time for regular, healthy meals. We all know the feeling of being too busy to stop and eat, but skipping meals will only make you feel irritable and ill, making you more prone to becoming stressed. If this is something you think you may struggle with, then cook a batch of food and save the portions, so you have something already made to simply grab on-the-go.

Leave it to the professionals

When you are overwhelmed with information, dates and times that you need to remember, this is when things are most likely to slip your mind without you even realising. With a professional removals company, they will see the things you overlook and help make sure all your belongings are safely packaged, loaded in the van and transported to you new location. Aside from this, a removals company can be particularly helpful if you aren’t physically able to spend the day hauling heavy boxes to and fro, or you don’t have many friends or family on hand to help lighten the workload.

Survival kit

The thought of a survival kit may sound more serious than it actually is. Packing a ‘moving day survival kit’ is a fantastic idea to ensure you have all your essential to hand, as and when you might need them.

A typical survival kit might include:

– Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, hair brush etc.)
– Phone chargers
– Snacks and bottles of water
– Tea and coffee
– Towels
– Pajamas
– Set of clean clothes

As moving day is likely to be one of the busiest days for you, it is wise to have all of these steps in place before everything gets underway. This way, you can help yourself, and your family, get through the day as stress-free as possible.

As a professional and fully insured removals company, Britannia Sandersteads can assist with your moving day, taking the stress off your shoulders. For further information about our removals services, please feel free to give us call.


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