Dealing With Moving Anxiety

Dealing With Moving Anxiety

By Skyler Benson | 14/08/2019

It’s said that moving can be one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through. The uncertainty involved with moving is a major cause of anxiety, not to mention bickering between couples, families and housemates as they pack and prep for the big day.

Moving can also wreak havoc on your day to day routine. With real estate agents to call and removalists to finalise, you might find that you are getting less and less done, and have even less time to de-stress as you normally would.

Planning and Help

Two of the biggest keys to dealing with moving anxiety are planning and help. When it comes to planning, your Google Calendar is your best friend for keeping track of appointments, viewings, and removalists among other logistical issues. For help, lean on your support system. When it comes to more generalised anxiety, mindfulness, exercise, and deep breaths can work wonders on a hypersensitive amygdala. The amygdala processes events and then teaches the subconscious brain, and the body, how to respond to similar events in the future. So, if the amygdala identifies stress triggers within the moving process, it will send those signals to the brain and body. This creates a stressful situation, if you can identify some of your stress triggers, then outsourcing some of the more anxiety-inducing activities to friends, family, or your spouse might help.

Friends, family, partners, and even pets (they reduce stress!) can be an incredible help while you deal with the stress of packing, planning, viewing properties, and juggling work and other commitments.

Lease Overpalapping

Another thing you can do to reduce your moving stress is to try and work it out so that your old and new lease overlap by about one week. This allows for plenty of trips back and forth. You should also start purging – old, useless, broken possessions that are. Purge your closet, your cupboard full of containers missing their lids, useless saucepans you never use, and mismatched cutlery. Start the cleaning process early to avoid bringing your old junk to your new place. You can rehome, donate, or sell off items you decide not to bring and reduce the number of things you have to move.

Choose a Reliable Moving Company

Next, book a reliable removalist. A bad removalist will make your moving experience a living nightmare. A good removalist company will make it a breeze, with absolutely no losses or damage to your possessions. Picking the correct removalist is vital to reducing your stress levels, remember, the cheapest option isn’t always the best! A higher quote may denote a higher quality of training when it comes down to crunch time.

Once you’ve selected your removalist, sold off your unwanted stuff, asked your aunt Carol over to help you pack over the weekend, and used your cat as a security blanket against the night terrors that have taken over your sleep, it’s time to breathe, supervise the removalist company, and pick up the keys to your new property.

Contact Next Level Removals Now

If you are looking for a stress-free move, it’s time to get in touch with Next Level Removals. You can contact our furniture removal consultants in many different and convenient ways: