Although it's hard to believe, it's possible to move house without stress. It won't be easy, but with planning, anything can be accomplished.
Last update: 26 June, 2021
If you’re moving house and want to prevent chaos from reigning, don’t miss this practical guide. You’ll need a lot of organization, some patience, lots of boxes, and yards and yards of packing tape. So, believe it or not, you’ll be able to enjoy a stress-free move.
This guide focuses on how exciting this new stage of your life will be. Discover different tools, tricks, and tips so that you enjoy your move instead of suffering it. Doesn’t that sound great?
Stress-free moving is possible
Psychologists say that moving house is a cause of stress, and they put it at the same level as the grieving process and job layoffs. If you think about it, it makes sense: you’re leaving, what’s been your home, for a while. You leave that space where you felt safe, your refuge, your memories, the home where you recharged your batteries after daily fatigue.
At the end of the day, it’s a change and the human being resists change. The mind is prepared to maintain security and certain immobility. It’s one of the mechanisms it uses to keep us safe.
The truth is that a change of house affects the routine of the whole family; Each member leaves a part of their essence in that place and that’s why a move requires an adaptation process that isn’t always free from stress and anxiety.
Do you want to know how you can make it easier for yourself? Follow these expert tips and you’ll see that you’ll lower a few levels of that negative stress that a home move produces.
Planning is key to a stress-free move
With the number of commitments that you usually have, the activities, the children, your work…the hours fly by. So that moving day doesn’t arrive without a single box packed, it’s convenient to keep everything noted on a calendar.
No, this isn’t an exaggeration! Plan the times, days and mark everything on a calendar: the day you start packing, the deadline that you must finish, when you’re going to contact the transport company…everything! This way, there won’t be a single loose end.
Once you’ve set your departure date with the moving company, talk to your friends and family about helping you out. Help is never underestimated and it’s advisable that you notify helpers in time to ensure that agendas coincide.
What are you going to take to your new home?
Everything will depend on how your new home is. If it’s bigger, great, but if the new home is smaller, you’ll have to think about which furniture will adapt and which will stay, and which will go. In any case, it’s a good opportunity to discard everything that you don’t use, the items that you don’t like so much, and heed the teachings of Marie Kondo.
You already know that this guru of order invites you to look at each object and ask yourself if it really makes you happy. It may be a daunting task (which is why you need time and organization), but when you let go of everything you no longer want, you’ll find that you feel lighter. Isn’t that a great way to start this new stage?
A party: the motivation for a stress-free move
There’s nothing better for relieving stress than a good party…well, maybe two! Throw one to say goodbye to your old home and thank the good times you lived in it. It’ll serve as the end of this life stage.
Then organize another to welcome life into your new home. Invite those who helped you with the move. By the way, they may even bring you a housewarming gift!
When you move house chaos can take over at any time. Therefore, we suggest that you organize each step you take very well. An agenda and a calendar will become your great allies.
Keep in mind that changes are always for the better. Ready to enjoy your new home?