Moving homes is a strange one. On the one hand, we’re excited that we’re pushing forward with our life. On the other, boy oh boy, it can be stressful. A recent study showed that moving properties was as stressful as divorce! So that’s pretty stressful, we think we can all agree. But it only really has to be this way if we’re walking into head first, and just letting it run us over. With a little bit of care and attention, we can keep the stress levels to a minimum. Below, we take a look at a few tried and tested methods for doing just that.
Virtually anything can be stressful if you have to do it in a rush. Think about getting ready for work in the morning. If you have plenty of time, it can be a relaxed, smooth process. If you’re trying to do everything in a few minutes, then it becomes a lot more complicated. So try to give yourself as much time as possible for the move. You’ll be able to divide what seems like one big job into many small jobs, which will make everything much more straightforward.
Time Off Work
There are twenty-four hours in a day, and if we could just use as many of them as possible, then everything would seem much rosier. So why not look at increasing the time that you have in the build-up to the move? If you’re got vacation time left, then the week running up to the move will be a good way to use it. You’ll have plenty more time to organize everything, and, just as importantly, you can treat yourself to some relaxing hours, so you’re in a calm state of mind when the madness begins.