There’s no doubt that moving house and relocating is frequently cited as one of life’s most stressful events. It means coping with change, and let’s face it most of us prefer familiarity, routine and order. A move or relocation sets off a ripple of changes - new GPs, dentists, schools for children, even a whole new route to work everyday. The lack of order and upheaval surrounding the move can mean the experience is far more stressful than anticipated, but there are some things you can do to make your move easier and safeguard your mental health.
1. Get Organised - Clear the Clutter
Start the process as soon as you can and before you begin packing, think about sorting through your possessions and decluttering. This will help with knowing exactly how much you will need to move on the day. If there are items you still can’t decide about, then storing them in our flexible, budget-friendly and secure Cube Self Storage provides the solution.
Break down the process into individual steps and plan each step in advance, setting aside a chunk of time each day for planning and preparing. Start collecting boxes or looking for a credible commercial crate hire company a few weeks before the relocation. Imagine where the items will be put in the new home and label and pack them accordingly. Expect to need time after the move to rest and get back to normal too. This will give you the space to adjust to the changes brought on by the move.
3. Get Help
You can’t do the move alone, recruit as many family members or friends to assist that you can- they will be happy to lend a hand. The more you try to handle everything alone, the more stressful the experience can be - accept all offers of help.
4. Your Emotional Needs Matter
If packing feels like it will defeat you, seek professional help and put your mental health first. As a single point of contact, Edward Baden strives to make your move as stress-free and cost-effective as possible. We offer a range of relocation and removal services, removal crate hire (Easycrate), as well as bespoke storage solutions (Cube Self Storage) for all your needs.
5. Have A Proper Goodbye
It might be a good idea to visit and say goodbye to all your favourite places and people in the current area so that you have a sense of closure. Going out for dinner at the place you love with the people you find pleasurable to be around with, hosting an event, or riding around the current location are some suggestions.
Moving can be overwhelming both physically and emotionally. Sometimes, a little professional help can go a long way in keeping your mental health in check. Easycrate provides flexible and budget-friendly commercial crate hire, helping you find the right rate and size for all your items. We are on time, dedicated and have over 20 years of experience serving numerous sectors.