It’s said that moving home is so stressful, it comes third behind death and divorce. Although this is a gross exaggeration, moving home can effect many people in a negative way. But then if you look at the many ‘relocation’ shows on TV, it’s also something that deep, down we all dream of doing: moving onwards and upwards, finding our dream home, starting afresh.
If the fear of moving is holding you back, take a step back and consider the positives. For every doubt or worry, there’s an optimistic side to think about.
Here’s a look at some of the hardest things about moving home and how you can always find a positive solution to make the process less stressful.
Letting go can be difficult for many. You may be moving away from your childhood neighbourhood or leaving a home where your children have been growing up. Leaving family, friends and neighbours behind can be a major upheaval and the thought of moving into new territory can be frightening.
Unpack immediately and start transforming your new place into your home. Invite friends and family to stay and get to know the neighbours with a housewarming.
Moving can be stressful for many children, especially if they have to change schools. Moving during the summer can help them adjust to their new home before beginning a new school year in September.
Let them choose their bedroom and allow them a bit of decorative freedom to make it their own. Get out and about and help them explore their new surroundings. If the neighbours have kids, invite them round. Sometimes children adapt better than adults so encourage them to see the positives in moving to a new home: it could be a bigger garden, a new playroom, even room for a pet!
A new home is a blank canvas, ready for you to personalise and make your own. Home improvements should be exciting, whether you’re planning a new kitchen or just adding a coat of paint. If it’s too overwhelming, take it one room at a time. If possible, major renovations such as kitchens and bathroom replacements should be done before you move in. Simple decorating jobs can bring a lot of satisfaction and save you money. Get friends and family to help out too.
Finally, what better excuse is there to crack open a bottle of bubbly and toast your new life!
For more information on our moving home services in Worthing, contact O’Brien of Worthing home removals today.