How to Reduce Stress Levels When Moving

How to Reduce Stress Levels When Moving

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It’s no secret that moving can be one of the most stressful things that a person can go through, and that’s why when it comes to moving, stress is immediately brought on. The problem with moving is that not only are you uprooting your life as you know it, but you also have to think about repairs, paperwork, packing, and even money issues. However, moving home doesn’t have to be as stressful as you may think, so check out these tips on how to reduce stress levels when moving home.

Make a checklist

One of the things that may be crossing your mind when you’re nearing moving day is missing something vital to complete before you move. That’s why it’s imperative that you create a checklist so that you can keep track of what you’re doing. Things like:

  • Cancelling the mailman and other delivery services.
  • Informing utility providers that you’re moving and getting a final bill.
  • Sorting through your belongings to see if there’s anything you want to get rid of.
  • Having your mail redirected to your new property.

Even if some of the ‘to do’s’ seem trivial and small, it’s important to add them to your list to ensure that you’re not rushing around last minute trying to get everything done. The sooner you can complete the list, the less stress you’ll experience too!

Hire help!

Something that pretty much everyone hates is packing their belongings. Sorting things into piles and labelling boxes can be a stressful experience in itself – so why do it at all? These days, hiring a moving company to come and do all of the work for you is now easier than ever – and cheaper than ever too! Even if you’re moving long distance, many companies offer long distance van lines so that you don’t have to lift a finger. Consider hiring some help to reduce the amount of stress you’re feeling during your move.

Use a real estate agent

Many people try and sell their homes without using a real estate agent simply to save on fees. While this is understandable, real estate agents do more than simply show people around your home. They help execute paperwork, advise on solicitors and leases, and generally make the experience much easier. Consider using a real  estate agent to help with your moving experience.

Clear debts

Finally, we all know how expensive moving can be, so clear any debts you have as much as possible before doing so. Doing this will help not only reduce stress in the long run but allow you to begin this new chapter of your life free of debt and stress!


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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