Moving to a new home is normally an excellent decision, but only in the long run. The actual process can be stressful and complicated, and certainly enough to cause arguments between an otherwise happy couple. Studies have shown that moving house is one of life’s most stressful events, almost as stressful as a divorce, so it’s no wonder that many couples come out of the process with their relationship a little more strained than before.

However, just because it can be stressful, that doesn’t mean that it has to be stressful. There are things you can do that’ll minimise the stress. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the most effective methods.

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Create a Plan…Together

If you fail to prepare, then you should prepare to fail. That old saying from school becomes relevant again during the moving process when having a solid plan can be so important for ensuring that it’s smooth from beginning to end. In the early days of the move, look at coming up with a plan for how you’ll handle the move. It’s best to create this plan collaboratively so everyone’s happy with the end result. 

Hire Professionals

One of the reasons why moving is so stressful is because, well, most people don’t have any experience of moving. Anything can be stressful if you’re doing it for the first time! As such, it makes sense to hire people who do know how to move a home full of possessions to another property. Rather than doing the task yourself, hire movers to transport your goods. That way, you’ll be able to avoid doing one of the most annoying and complicated tasks yourself yet still have the peace of mind of knowing that it has been taken care of.  

Stay Well Fed

If you’re in a relationship, then you’ll probably know that people can become a little less-than-pleasant when they’re hungry. And they’ll become even meaner if they’re hungry and they’re moving home. A good way to keep arguments at bay is to ensure that there’s a steady stream of calories available. It’s easy to forget to eat when you’re busy, but there’s a lot of value in taking the time to eat a healthy meal

Time Off Work/The Kids

Your time will be stretched at the best of times. It’ll be even more stretched if you’re moving while still having to take care of your work and child duties. If possible, look at taking a break from both of these responsibilities. Your boss might be flexible with your working hours, while your parents might take care of the kids. There’ll be fewer arguments if you can devote all your energy to moving. 

Expect The Worst 

Finally, you’ll be less likely to argue if you expect the process to be stressful and unpleasant. Expect the worst, hope for the best is a good attitude to take into life, and it’s especially useful when you’re trying to move your life to another property. It can’t be bad if you thought it’d be worse! 

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