Moving house is stressful! That will be old news to you, we're sure, because if you have moved house in your life already, you will undoubtedly have experienced stress in some capacity.
From the stresses that come from selling your home to the trials and tribulations of moving day itself, there is much that can cause us to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and emotional. These feelings can all be attributed to stress.
But here's the thing. It might be that we only have ourselves to blame for some of the stresses we experience. How so? Well, consider the following.
#1: We do nothing to hurry along the house sale
The waiting game can be a stress factor, especially when we have a house ready to move into. When our home isn't selling, we can start to feel anxious, as there are financial as well as practical implications to worry about. However, there are things we can do to hurry along the house sale, so if it isn't selling fast, we can only hold ourselves accountable for our inaction.
To alleviate this stress, we should do what we can to add value to our homes, as this is one way to make it more attractive to home buyers. We could also do what we can to market our homes, with or without the assistance of a realtor. We could use social media, our own websites, and the local classified ads, for example. And we could contact people like Brothers Buy Homes, as we could sell our homes quickly if given a decent cash offer.
We could do all of these things, as they would ensure a faster house sale.
#2: We don't rely on help
There is much to do before moving day arrives. We need to pack our belongings, clean and make repairs to our current home, and empty our properties of contents. These tasks are just the tip of the iceberg as there is so much more that needs to be done. Now, we could do everything alone. However, by taking this path, we could become tired and overwhelmed and overly stressed as a result.
On the other hand, we could draw on the strength of the people around us. We could ask our friends, family members, and neighbors for help, as they could help us with the various aspects of our to-do list. By lifting the weight (both literally and metaphorically) from our shoulders, they could do much to ease our stresses.
#3: We leave everything until the last minute
Moving day soon swings around, so there is no room for complacency beforehand. If we procrastinate and put off jobs to another day, we will get to the point when we have far too much to do in too little time. We might also forget something vital and that could add to our stresses.
So, the key here is to pace ourselves, and we can do this by scheduling the tasks that need to be done. By doing just a couple of things each day, we won't tire ourselves out in the process and we won't be faced with a mass of things to do at the very last minute. A moving house checklist is always good in this regard, so use one if you're planning to move home soon.
So, if you're moving house at some point in the future, take heed of what we have said. We can't guarantee a completely stress-free time when you're moving, but there are things you can do to make life easier for yourself.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.