Why Is Moving So Stressful?
Even if your new home promises to be much better than your old home, moving is still likely to be a stressful experience. This is in part because a move tends to be complicated and time-consuming. But it is also due to your emotional attachment to your old home. Fortunately, there is a wealth of moving experience out there, meaning that you should be able to find help to cope with the stress of moving so long as you are willing to look in the right places.
How Can You Cope with the Stress of Moving?
Here are some suggestions that you can use to cope with the stress of moving:
- First and foremost, you should not let your move unduly interfere with your normal routine. For example, do not neglect eating right and sleeping well in order to provide you the energy to handle all of the challenges that will come your way.
- The more complicated and time-consuming the move, the more stressful it will be in the end. As a result, try to declutter before you move, which means either donating, selling, or just tossing out possessions that are no longer needed. Generally speaking, if you have not used something in a year’s time or longer, chances are you will not miss it once it is gone.
- Make an effort to clear your calendar so you’ll have more than enough time to complete your move. This way, if something goes wrong during the move, you will have the extra time to address the additional complications. Better still, if you have extra time remaining by the end of your move, use it to take a well-deserved break.
- Start your move by making sure that valuables such as your passport and your jewelry are safe and secure, whether that means bringing them with you or leaving them in a safety deposit box at your bank. Time not spent worrying about your valuables means more time and attention dedicated to getting the rest of your possessions over to your new home.
- Finally, if you have friends who can lend you a helping hand, why not ask them? After all, having more movers means less to do for each mover, thus turning even the most complicated and time-consuming move into something much more manageable. Better still, you get a chance to connect with the people that you care about before you move, which is always a good use of your time no matter how limited it might be.
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A real estate agent will not typically directly help you with your move, but a skilled and experienced realtor such as John Seggerman can help you with everything leading up to it. That will make the move that much simpler and more straightforward. If you need some real estate expertise and experience on your side, you should not hesitate to get in touch.