Moving More Exciting

How To Reduce the Stress of Moving

When you find yourself moving house, it’s easy to let the excitement of the situation give way to the stresses involved with the logistics. Over time, if it’s a long process, it becomes easy to see the prospect of moving as something that more closely resembles a chore than a step in your life that you can look forward to.

It’s important, then, to reconfigure your situation so that you can get back to being excited about this change. The stresses will be there, and there’s little that you can do about them other than to simply go through them, but that doesn’t have to be so bad. Keeping your head above water in an attempt to stay focused on what matters can go a long way to making this whole process manageable. 

Think of the Customization

Part of the problem that can come with your attitude when moving is that you can begin to see the place that you’re moving into in a more negative light. This is because you’re coming from a home that you’ve become familiar with and had plenty of time to acclimatize to, before seeing a new space that’s stripped down to its barest form. You have no positive memories to associate with this place, so it doesn’t stand much of a chance in your mind. This can make the initial period of living there more difficult, as the comforts that you would have had in place before have not yet been established, and you might be less willing to give it a chance.

So, with this in mind, when you start looking at this empty space that will become your new home, instead of focusing on everything it doesn’t have, think of everything it could have. This can get your mind racing with the possibilities, giving you a new personal project to think about. Different materials and styles are going to fit different spaces, so there is a lot to consider, and the inherent design of your new home might prove to be different entirely to what you were used to before. You can visit outlets such as in order to get a better sense of the kinds of options that you have available when customizing your new home, which might, in particular, give you a sense of the kinds of ceramics that would fit well in any space you have available.

Don’t Leave Anything Until the Last Minute

If stress is proving to be the biggest killer of your excitement of the moment, you might find that one thing in particular could provide all of the relief that you’re looking for – preparation. Moving is a stressful period of time, that is undeniable, and this is mainly due to how many different aspects that you have to consider. Moving everything out of your old home, storing it somewhere in the meantime (if that’s a factor), and then eventually moving it into your new home, are three very different tasks that all may require different amounts of help.

With this in mind, it’s important that you give yourself plenty of time to do everything here with ample time to spare. You might feel as though you’re stressed now, but if you find yourself with little time ahead of you and plenty of things left to do, it might just become too much to bear. Making sure you do everything with plenty of time to spare is a good habit to get the hang of in various areas of life, so it’s something worth practicing here too. 

Look at the Area

Again, if you’re examining the space which is going to become your new home, you might find yourself becoming dismayed for any number of reasons. Maybe it just doesn’t feel homely to you, or maybe it’s not as big as the place that you were residing in before. However, while it’s important that you don’t write it off immediately due to the potential it could hold once it’s decorated and lived in, it’s also important to look at the area around your new home and understand that your move is about much more than just the property. 

While this might be something that you thought about prior to the move, doing some research and exploration into the space near to where you live can begin to open your eyes as to how different your environment is going to be. This might be something as simple as looking forward to how much more green space you’re going to have around you, which might be especially relevant if you found you were living in an urban space beforehand.

We hope you found this blog post Making Moving More Exciting by Removing the Stresses useful. Be sure to check out our post How To Know When To Make A Move for more great tips!

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