Moving house is both an exciting and stressful time. You are excited because maybe this is your first home and you are excited for this next big step in your life. Maybe you have found your dream home and you can’t believe your luck. Maybe it is in the perfect school district for the kids. There are so many reasons as to why moving house is exciting.
But, on the other side of the coin is the stress that comes with it. Moving house is viewed by most people as the most stressful thing they will do in their adult lives. Research has shown that one in three people find moving house stresses them out and adds strain to their mental health. By many people it is viewed as more stressful than a job interview, a driving test, getting married and even, childbirth. Moving house is officially stressful.
But why is it so stressful and what can be done to help?
Self storage Woking would be a great solution to ease some of the stress and within this article we will tell you why. But first, we are going to delve into what actually makes moving house so stressful.
Why is moving house so stressful?
There are a multitude of reasons as to why moving house is stressful. In this section we are going to talk you through some of the main reasons why it is so stressful.
There are a million decisions to make
Okay, so maybe not a million but, on some days it can definitely feel like it.
Where do you want to move to? Stay in the same area or try somewhere new? What is your budget? Which house should you choose to view? Which house is the “one” to put a bid on? How much should you sell your current house for? Which estate agent should you pick? Should you use professional movers or do it yourself?
These are all big decisions and trying to gauge the right answer can lead to stress and worry. If you have someone to delegate some of the decisions to, do that. You can’t be in control or in charge of every single thing.
You feel out of control
Speaking of control, a big reason many people feel stressed during a house move is due to feeling out of control. When it comes to moving house, you cannot be in control of every single element of it. Much of your house move will be in the hands of third parties such as mortgage advisors, estate agents, your removal company and solicitors.
And there is nothing that guarantees that your house will sell as quickly as you want or need it to. Or that your bid on your perfect home will be accepted.
We all feel better when we have some element of control over a situation but, when it comes to moving house, you have to let go. Keep regular contact with your mortgage advisor, estate agent etc. but try not to let it stress you out. What will be, will be.
There is a lot of money involved with a house move. The average cost of a house move is nearly £12,000 including stamp duty fees, legal expenses, removal fees etc. This is a lot of money and so it adds to the stress and worry.
A way to alleviate some of the financial anxiety is to write out your budget. Write down every single expense that is coming your way. Once it is there in black and white you will be able to see if there is anything that can be scaled back and what can wait.
It is a lot of change
Even if you are super excited to move into a new home, change can be scary for a lot of us. The fear of change is evolutionary. Our brains are hardwired to prefer routine and consistency and this can be dated back to our ancestors who lived at a time when change could lead to lack of safety, starvation, dehydration or death.
Moving house is a big change so our response is to feel some level of stress. Even if you are only moving up the road, there is still significant change that can lead you to feeling stressed and anxious.
Try and focus on the positive, listing all the reasons why this house move is best for you and your family.
Is it your dream home? Are you moving in with your partner? Is it closer to your dream job? Or a brilliant school where the kids will thrive?
Find your reasons for why this house move is necessary and exciting, write them all down and give it a read through whenever you feel stress rising because of all the change. It’s a lot now but it will work out for the best.
You are moving your whole life
Everything that you own needs to be packed up into boxes, furniture needs dismantling. You need to decide what is going to make it to the new home and then you need to decide whether to hire a removals firm or do it all yourself.
And when you get to your new home, you need to unpack it all. It’s a lot of work and you need to allow yourself to see that. Make sure you have a good plan in place and consider using self storage Woking because it could help. In the next section we are going to tell you how.
How self storage Woking will help ease some of the stress
Now we have discussed some of the causes of the house move stress, we are going to talk you through how our self storage Woking will help to ease some of the stress.
Self storage Woking allows you to pack nice and early
When you are moving house, packing is part of the package. Everything you own has to be packed up and it is a big job. You do not want to leave it until the last minute but packing early can lead to you living the last few weeks in your old house surrounded by boxes.
Pack nice and early and then bring your boxes to our self storage Woking. This will allow you to pack early and still have the space to get your old home ready for its new owners.
Get you new house ready
Using self storage Woking will also give you space within your new home to decorate or do any minor renovations without having to worry about anything getting dirty or damaged.
Our self storage Woking will keep your belongings clean, dry and secure. Each of our storage units is fitted with a state-of-the-art alarm system which includes an intruder alarm and a fire detection system. We also have 24//7 CCTV surveillance around the entire Woking facility.
Unpack at your own pace with our self storage Woking
Along with being able to pack nice and early, using self storage Woking will mean that you can unpack at your own pace.
You can do it a room at a time or do all the furniture first. Whatever works best for you. Unpacking at your own pace will help to alleviate some of the stress because it will help you see that you don’t have to have your new house sorted within a week. Take your time.
Use self storage Woking for your house move
Self storage Woking will help to make your house move slightly less stressful. We cannot work miracles. There will still be some stressful moments but by using our self storage Woking you will be able to pack nice and early, get your new home ready with no worries and unpack at your own pace.
And you can have complete peace of mind that all of your belongings are being well looked after as our self storage Woking is equipped with high-quality, state-of-the-art security systems.
Our self storage Woking will help to make your house move less stressful. If you would like to know more about it, please give us a call on: 08000 855 732 or head to our website.