Moving House Stress

And How to Cope With It

Moving to a new home is an exciting time for people. You get to experience a new area, meet new people and try new things. It’s a brave step for anyone to take but unfortunately, it can become stressful. There is lots to plan and organise which leads to people feeling overwhelmed, anxious and exhausted. Don’t worry though – Sirelo is here to help! Keep reading to understand why you are feeling stressed about your move, how to recognise when you’re stressed and ways to ease the pressure of relocating.

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First things first: Take a moment and breathe! Everything will work out in the end so all you have to do is make sure you’re prepared. By following our expert advice, you are sure to be ready for your moving day – without any unnecessary stress. Here’s a calming playlist to listen to while you read the rest of this article. We want to help you move with a smile 😊

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and get ready to move!

Why am I so Anxious about Moving?

Feeling stressed when you are trying to move house is completely normal so don’t beat yourself up about it! Sometimes, understanding where our anxiety is coming from can help in relieving the pressure we feel. By identifying the stressors of your move, you can mitigate the affect they may have on you. So what makes moving house so stressful?

  1. There are a lot of changes – You’re moving home and completely uprooting your life so change is inevitable. Be it location, friends, house or job there are a lot of big switches ahead of you. It’s important to acknowledge your feelings around these changes and embrace them. After all, “change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end” – Robin S. Sharma
  2. Money, Money, Money – ABBA were right, it is a rich man’s world! One of the biggest concerns for any move is the financial aspect. Moving house won’t come free so it is normal to be worried or anxious about the cost of your move. But don’t worry – Sirelo’s got your back! Check out our blog for tips and advice on how to carry out a cheap removal for your budget.
  3. Time and preparation involved – Trying to plan a move as well as go on with your daily life of work, family and personal commitments can get intense. It is easy to become overwhelmed without even realising. Regardless of whether you’re moving across the globe or just down the street, moving requires preparation so it’s important to set aside time to get ready for your move.
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How to Recognise Moving Stress

Experiencing moving house stress during your removal process is perfectly normal and understandable. After all, you are faced with a lot of uncertainty and the uprooting that surrounds a move can trigger stress and anxiety in everyone involved.

It’s important to remain in check with yourself and your mental health throughout your moving journey. By staying in tune with your body and listening to it, you can avoid stress taking over and having an emotional or physical effect on you.

Some common symptoms of anxiety and stress include:

  • Heart rate increasing
  • Sweating
  • Agitation and Irritability
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Headaches
  • Upset Stomach
  • Overthinking or excessive worrying

The main thing is to remain as calm and as organised as you can. If you feel it is becoming too much, don’t be afraid to ask for help and take a break! In order to have a smooth and easy move, you need to feel good and prepared so share the load with friends, family and of course, Sirelo!

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Our Top Five Tips to Reduce Moving House Stress

  1. Organise Your Move Early

Give yourself loads of time. Rushing a move will only bring unwanted stress into your life so by preparing in advance, you can avoid unnecessary pressure and worry! Start planning your move at least 2 months before your moving date so that you don’t miss anything. You can also use this extra time to rest yourself before going onto the next phase of your moving journey – house removals can be exhausting!

  1. Use a Moving Checklist

Moving house seems like a very daunting task at the beginning. It’s difficult to know where to start and what to do when. This is why using a moving checklist is so important! By listing and prioritizing what needs to be done before moving day, you have a plan to follow in a timeline that suits you, therefore avoiding moving house stress! You can use our downloadable moving house checklist to help you plan your move 😊

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  1. Declutter and Pack Efficiently

“Letting go of physical clutter also declutters mind and soul” – April Williams. Decluttering your belongings will not only make your move easier, but it will also make you feel better. By getting rid of needless belongings, you have a better idea of what you have and can also save money on your move. After all, a smaller volume means a cheaper move!

Once you have cleared out your extra junk, packing will become a lot easier. If you are thinking of packing yourself, use our packing guide for advice on how to box up your home efficiently. Alternatively, you can remove the stress of packing by hiring professionals to do it for you! Some removal companies offer this service at additional cost but if it means keeping your moving stress in check, the extra expense is worth it.

  1. Hire Professionals and Get Extra Help

The main thing to remember about moving is – you don’t have to do it yourself! Using a removal company for your move will help ease the stress and anxiety you feel. It’s impossible to try and do everything yourself so removal companies are designed to do the hard work for you and make your moving process a lot easier on you. Many companies offer full packing assistance and storage facilities so this can reduce your stress even further!

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It’s also helpful to ask your friends and family to help! Whether its to assist with packing or you just need someone to talk to about the stress of your move, having people around you to share the load will help you cope with everything. Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for their help. And of course, Sirelo is here to help you too – you are not alone!

  1. Look After Yourself!

It’s important to mind yourself throughout your moving journey because if you aren’t calm, your move won’t go smooth! Be sure to take regular breaks from planning your move as well as reward yourself for completing each stage of your removal process. Try to maintain your daily routine as much as possible so that your move doesn’t take over your whole life. Doing some breathing exercises can help you relax in moments of stress. Also, eating well and getting a full night of sleep will help you feel prepared and able to take on your move.

Enjoy Your Stress-Free Move

At the end of the day, all the stress of your move will be worth it when you get set up in your new home. The moving journey is only temporary and will be distant memory the minute you start creating new ones in your next location. The main thing is to look out for yourself throughout the moving journey and give yourself loads of time.

For any more moving related queries, check out the rest of the Sirelo website. You can request quotes through us today and get one step closer to completing your move. We are here to help you move with a smile after all 😊

Best of luck with your move!