How to make moving house less stressful


moving house

Moving house can be an incredibly stressful experience for all involved. From choosing the perfect place, to selling your existing home, to dealing with the practicalities, it can take it out of us. Yet it is something that most of us need to do at some point in our lives, so we wanted to share a few tips with you today on how to make moving house less stressful as there are ways to make this one an enjoyable experience rather than a nightmare! 

Don’t listen to too many people

Whilst it can sometimes be good to gather a few opinions, this is one of those times when it might just confuse you further. Buying a house is a big deal and choosing the right one for you and your family is an important decision. It is also a very personal decision, which is why it is one worth making with just your partner.

If you try to please everyone and take everyone’s opinion into account you could end up not making a decision at all. Everybody will have their own agenda and their own perspective, but it is going to be your home, your neighbourhood and your life so trust in your own instincts on this one.
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Use the professionals

As with many things in life, it can be a lot less stressful to delegate some of the work involved in moving home to someone else. This means that your time is freed up for other tasks and you know that experts will have everything in hand for you.

You might choose to sell your home yourself to save some money, but do be prepared for the fact that this can often be a tougher route to go down and everything falls on to you. It can be much easier to use a real estate agent to do this for you, and they can be invaluable in the advice and guidance that they provide throughout the whole process.

It is then worth hiring professional movers, such as MyBekins, as they will make the whole experience run far more smoothly in the few days prior to your move and on the big day itself.

Set yourself realistic expectations

How many times do we manage to make a situation more stressful than it needs to be by setting our own unrealistic expectations? You need to accept that a few things might go wrong along the way, things might take longer than you want them to, and there might well be work to do to both your existing home and then your new abode.

You might need to make some home renovations, so ensure that you make a schedule for this and set yourself a budget. These might need to be carried out immediately or they might be projects for further down the line. Be honest with yourself about the amount of money and time you have and think about how manageable the work can be to take on all in one go.

new home


  1. I found asking for help a life saviour too! Even when you have the professionals in you need time to pack and get sorted. I definitely needed help with my little ones.

    1. Yes asking for help is really important and can massively reduce stress for sure

      Laura x

  2. I think using a moving company to help is definitely the best way. That's what we did, it made it much less stressful, specially with kids in tow. Some very helpful tips

    1. I agree- it costs more but certainly saves on the stress

      Laura x


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