Moving house is easily one of the most stressful things you can do, but there are definitely things you can do to make it easier on yourself…
Take A Shower
So all your stuff is packed, your old house is a disaster zone, and you can’t even relax with a good book because all of yours are in boxes, and anyway you’re so tired that the words keep going fuzzy and dancing around. Never fear, because you know what isn’t packed? Your bathroom. If you’re exhausted, stressed out and sweaty from packing, jump in a shower to rinse off and cool down both mentally and physically. Use a calming lavender scented body wash and enjoy a few minutes of peace and calm. Doing something for yourself and taking some time will make you feel ten times better. Follow up your shower with a cup of tea and a couple of cookies and the world will seem okay again.
Go To Bed Early
Never underestimate the importance of getting enough sleep. When you’re stressed out, you’ll get more tired than usual, especially if you’re in the very physical and exhausting process of moving house. Go to bed an hour earlier than usual instead of forcing yourself to stay up late – you’ll thank yourself for it in the morning.
Get Started Early
No matter how early you start packing, it won’t be early enough. Despite that, you should try to give it a go: get going as soon as you can, and it’ll make the last run up to moving a whole lot less stressful. Pack up books, ornaments, trinkets and other non-essentials – and if moving day is approaching and you haven’t done as much as you’d like to, it’s time to speak to the professionals. A company like Chess Moving will help you figure it all out.
If you aren’t a naturally organised person, this is the time to teach yourself to be. Make a checklist and ensure that you keep to it, and make sure that you pack possessions from each room together so that unpacking will be easier in your new house. Make a box of essentials that you can keep with you for the first night in your new house so you don’t have to go digging through boxes to find cups and plates and clean underwear. Put in a change of clothes, some food and bottled water, utensils for eating, and toiletries.
Keep Your Kids On Their Routines
Remember that you aren’t the only person who’ll be stressed out by moving. Your kids will be too, no matter how old they are. Younger kids may be disconcerted by the change in their routine and environment, while older kids may find it upsetting and emotionally stressful to leave the house where they grew up. Make sure you keep asking them how they feel, and ensure that they go to bed and get up at the same time as usual. Prioritise their bedrooms in the new house, and do your best to provide nutritious, simple meals for them.