Moving is widely regarded as one of the 5-10 most stressful life events, along with things like divorce, death of a loved one and chronic illness. Some of the stressors include finding the right place to live, weighing the financial risk associated with a move, finding new schools, and possibly a new job, and saying goodbye to an old home and neighborhood. This stress can impact your significant relationships, causing friction and conflict which makes the stress of moving even worse. So what are some of the best ways to manage the stress of this major life transition so that you and your loved ones can take this next step together rather than while at odds? Here are the top four tips to avoiding stress during your next move:
Top Tips to Help Avoid Stress During a Move
- Get rid of things you don’t need: Purging before a big move can relieve stress for many reasons. First, it cuts down on the amount that you actually have to move. In addition, clutter is inherently stressful, so getting rid of things that you do not need is a great strategy for reducing the stress of an impending move. You and your significant other can do this together, long before your move. Getting more organized will reduce overall conflict with your spouse or significant other when moving day arrives.
- Make a plan together: Communication is key when planning for a move. Make sure that you plan when you are going to purge, pack, handle utilities, and set your moving day. Resist the temptation to do it all yourself or to leave it all for your partner. If you can talk often about how best to distribute the tasks, you will lessen the overall stress of the move.
- Take care of yourself: Try to eat healthy and get sleep before, during and after the move. This will give you and your partner the energy you need to complete the move with less stress.
- Get the help you need: If you can afford it, consider hiring help for your move. This gives you and your partner more time to focus on your new home and getting settled and less time doing the heavy lifting, so to speak.
Residential Moving Services to Relieve your Stress
All Points Moving & Storage has been helping families move for nearly 50 years. We understand that moving is stressful for you and your family and we will work to take the stress away so that you can focus on the excitement of this new opportunity. Call us at 866-421-9490 for a free moving estimate!