How to Avoid Moving Stress
No matter how you do it, moving house is characteristically stressful. It requires a lot of planning and is a lot of work, regardless of how much stuff you own or if you’re moving to a small apartment. This, however, doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways to minimise moving stress. Here are some tips that can help you reduce stress, remain calm and have a positive moving experience.
Good organisation prevents chaos. It’s vital during big projects, and along with planning, it’s key to making any project successful and as stress-free as possible. The same can be said for moving. Organisation during a move, includes:
- Creating and referring to a to-do list and schedule
- Categorising your belongings by room and type, as well as separating them into “throw away,” “keep” “donate” and “storage (if needed) categories
- Taking inventory of your items
- Hiring movers and bond cleaners (if needed)
- Obtaining packing supplies
- Packing in a timely, organised manner, e.g. packing room by room
- Cancelling and/or transferring the utility services and mail subscriptions, as well as changing your address with the post office
Ultimately, good organisation will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed and reduce your chances of forgetting to do certain tasks or misplacing items and rushing to do things at the last minute. Plus, it can ensure the moving process, including your moving day, runs as smoothly as possible.
Hire a Professional Bond or End-of-Lease Cleaner
If you’re moving out of a rental property, your home must be virtually spotless before you move. Since most people don’t know how to do a bond clean, you will need a professional who does. For example, a team like ours will do all of the cleaning for you, and we know where to clean and how to clean to your landlord’s satisfaction. A properly cleaned rental will ensure your bond is returned and impress the landlord.
Don’t Be Afraid to Get Emotional
It’s easy to become emotional during stressful times. And, since moving house is arguably one of the more stressful things you will likely experience, emotional highs and lows are normal. At any time, you could feel anger, excitement, sadness, happiness, weariness, fear, regret and much more. Unfortunately, the ‘bad’ or uncomfortable emotions are often pushed down and dismissed. But you shouldn’t hide, dismiss or fear any of your emotions during the moving process.
‘Bottling things up’ can exacerbate stress and even make your body vulnerable to health problems. Allow yourself to feel every emotion. Moreover, find healthy coping mechanisms. One of the healthiest ways to cope is to vent or express your feelings to others, especially when you’re feeling frustrated, sad or angry. There’s nothing wrong with complaining during a move, but try to remain positive by maintaining a good attitude, actively seeking solutions to complicated problems and looking for the bright side of drawbacks. And, remember, hire the help you need! Give us a call for a free quote on your bond cleaning today.
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