Moving house is stressful. In some ways, this is a good thing. It shows that you care about the new chapter of your life, the impact of moving to a new location and household on your family, and inspires you to seek the best deal you can possibly find.

That being said, debilitating stress isn’t helpful. It can cause you to rush into decisions to simply get the househunting process over. It can lead to arguments between couples, or a tense atmosphere in the home. It may cause you to feel like swearing the entire process of altogether. That in itself is hardly helpful.

If you’re moving house, then, it’s good to lessen your stresses as much as you reasonably can. But doing so just because you want to isn’t really how stress works. Moreover, most articles will use parallel advice like meditating each morning before your house hunt begins, which while helpful to practice, doesn’t really answer the question.

So, let’s consider if any direct practices during your house hunting and moving process can help you alleviate some of that worry. With that in mind, please consider:

Start Planning & Packing Early

It’s important to get started with your packing process well in advance of your moving date. Begin with items you don’t use frequently, such as seasonal decorations or off-season clothing, or anything you have stored in your attic (we see you Christmas lights). Packing early allows for a more organized approach, even if you haven’t perfectly allocated when you’ll travel yet, but when you have the house. It reduces last-minute stress. By starting early, you’ll also have time to acquire packing materials like boxes, tape, and bubble wrap without feeling rushed too.

Use Services To Help You Avoid Hidden Fees

Moving (more often than not) can come with unforeseen expenses that can add up quickly. It’s never fun seeing small charges such as with storage or insurance or utility contract cancellation fees. Luckily, you can utilize services that specialize in helping you navigate your mortgage, such as the Mortgage Detectives, and know these specialists have uncovered every hidden quote or service charge, giving you a final cost you can rely on. The last thing you need is to be worried about money you’ve already budgeted when you’re just trying to move.

Enlist Your Neighbors If You Can

Some are glad to be free of their neighbors. Some are sad they’re losing out on a great local scene. Don’t underestimate the power of a supportive community, especially when it comes to moving quickly. If you have friendly neighbors, enlist their help if you can. Not only can they provide valuable assistance with tasks like lifting heavy furniture, parking their car on your drive if you’re making trips back and forth to make the home seem less empty, or greeting new neighbors, but they can also offer moral support during a potentially stressful time. It’s a nice way to leave the area, knowing that you were supported and that those who helped you were proactive about doing so.

With this advice, you’re sure to move home and lessen your stress, with only a few simple tips.

Greg Kononenko
Greg Kononenko

My name is Greg Kononenko and I am a full-time online blogger and owner of Dad's Hustle. I'm a dad, and my passion is to help other mums and dads to start their own "hustle" and improve the financial future of their families.

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