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How To Reduce The Stress Of House Moving

There’s no doubt about it. Moving home is going to be one of the most stressful things you’re ever going to have to do. You approach your house removals task with the best of intentions. You may feel like you’ve addressed everything you needed to. But then, as you approach moving day, your stress levels begin to build up. It’s inevitable, it’s going to happen. You’re worried about the prospect of moving house. Your mind is whirring, you keep envisaging things going wrong along the way. It’s only natural. You are going to feel some stress when undergoing a removals & storage task. But it doesn’t all need to be doom and gloom. There are measures which you can put in place in order to keep stress to a minimum.

  • This might sound fairly obvious, but house moving is all about being prepared. Preparation is key. As that old saying goes, fail to prepare and prepare to fail.  This goes for every aspect of your removal. Leave no stone unturned in ensuring everything you need to address has been met.


  • Leave yourself plenty of time to prepare for everything. Don’t leave things until the last minute. Do this and you’re just inviting some form of disaster to strike. One of the first things that should be on your to-do list, is finding a moving company. If you’re like most people, you’re going to want to find the right balance; a premier removals company with removal services at a decent price. Finding such a company, such a moving service, takes time. A lot of the top companies are booked up for weeks, sometimes even months. So, you need to get in there early if you want to secure the services of a top company.


  • Start packing early. This ties into the previous point about leaving yourself plenty of time. But packing is an aspect of a move that causes many people a great deal of stress. It can be a time-consuming, arduous task. Have a system in place. Go from room to room, or work your way down from the top of your house to the bottom. Ensure you label boxes as you go. This will mean that you’ll be able to unpack your possessions a lot more efficiently when you arrive at your new place.


  • Home removals is going to be a pretty pricy job. You’ve already forked out plenty for your new place. Chances are you’re going to want to keep the cost of the moving service as low as possible. The cost of the job is something that’s probably causing you a lot of stress. There is something you can do about it. Consider hiring a man and van service as an alternative. A man with a van will definitely cost you a lot less than hiring a professional team of movers. But chances are you’re going to have to get stuck in and help with the loading and lifting too. But that’s how you cut costs.
  • Sure, there’s a massive task ahead of you, but try and focus on the positives. Think about your new place, how it’s a chance to meet new people, to start over in a new area. It’s easier said than done. But after the challenges comes the reward. Keep this in mind.


If money is a major cause of stress, perhaps hiring a team of removal professionals isn’t the way to go. If you’re willing to get stuck in, then hiring a van and doing the move yourself could be your best bet. Call on friends and family to help.

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