Moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do in a lifetime and most of us will do it on average, seven times. So it’s incredibly important, not only to make the process smoother, but to your overall health that you do it in the least stressful way.
Prepare – Any home mover will tell you that the key to making the process as smooth as possible is in the planning and preparation. That being said, with so much to think about, even this can be stressful at times. Well, the wonders of the internet make planning a much simpler process. There are plenty of downloadable checklists around that have thought of everything and will even give you a countdown time scale to do them in. Although we have a lot of direct debits to manage, it’s never been so easy to manage them – many offering the ability to change address details online. When the six week countdown is on, get your quotes online for removals Bangor. A simple print off will help you compare each of your quotes easily, as well as offer you written confirmation for each.
Declutter – Not only will this make the moving process simpler and give you less to carry around, it carries therapeutic values too. According to BeBrainFit.com, decluttering can make you more focused, relaxed and productive. ‘It’s not the stuff that’s the problem — it’s a matter of mindset that physically manifests as a messy desk or overflowing closets’. Therefore, a tidy environment = a tidy mind.
Practice Relaxation – Learning to relax is tougher than you think and requires lots of training. Habitual, unhealthy thought processes take time to change. It’s not only mental it’s physical – neuroplasticity is the brain’s function of creating new neuropathways through our own learned experiences and undoing all those unhealthy coping mechanisms takes time. Try downloading a mindfulness app, which will guide you through various practices and help you to take ten minutes out during stressful periods.
Protect your valuables – Protecting your valuables is the best action you can take at this point. Moving all your property and valuables from one home to another causes the inevitable risk of damage or theft. So for your extra special items, it may be a good idea to think about insuring them ahead of a move or putting them into storage for safekeeping. Invest in a huge roll of bubble wrap – it’s a small price to protect your delicate items during a move.
Think of the End Game – Positive thinking will get you through any stressful time. Whenever you find yourself in a stressful moment, think back to why you chose to move in the first place and what your new home will mean for you and your family. It can be stressful but it is also a very exciting time that will give you the home you’ve worked hard to enjoy.