Dealing With Moving Stress- 5 Tips To Cope With Stress and Anxiety

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Written by Admin

3 November 2022

Moving can be a massively stressful time but we are here to help you through this. Yes, moving can be exciting but it can also be extremely stressful for most people. We have provided 5 tips on how you can deal with moving stress to help cope with stress and anxiety. 

Give Yourself Enough Time

Moving is one of the biggest causes of stress. This is easier said than done but give yourself enough time. However, a stress-free move is not always possible; however, it will make things so much easier if you allocate time to certain tasks and ensure that you have enough time to get everything done. Think about how long it takes to pack up a room, for example, a small bedroom may take 1-2 days. Take into consideration how long each room is going to take. The more that you leave until the last minute the more stressed you will feel. 

Stay Organised

The organisation is key when you are moving. This applies to all aspects of your move, from buying packing boxes, labelling boxes, organising removal vans, etc. It is a great idea to make organisation your priority from day one, this will help you to feel less stressed. Remember organisation is key. 

Prepare The Essentials

Moving house can cause a lot of feelings of insecurity as your old home is coming apart whilst you are also preparing to move into your new home. Pack all of your essentials into one bag so you can find them no matter how chaotic everything gets. Your essentials bag could include food, water, important documents, medication, toiletries, spare clothes, etc. When preparing your essentials box, try and think of the things that make you feel good and happy. 

Do Not Be Afraid To Ask For Help

Get as much assistance as you can. Most people are always willing to help. You are not expected to move all by yourself. Accept all the help that you get offered. Even if someone cannot haul boxes to and from, even them offering to cook a meal or help to unpack can be a massive help. At Storage Tameside, if you require some storage in between moves, our guys can help you with your move. They can take all of your boxes and belongings in the van, store them in your storage unit and then unload the boxes at your new home when you no longer need the storage unit. 

Be Kind To Yourself

When moving you may feel more tired and anxious than usual, do not worry about this. This is completely normal and it is important to properly look after yourself throughout this time. Yes, when it comes to moving you do have a lot to do, but take the time to eat and sleep well. Take regular breaks whether that is going for a walk, to the gym, journalling, or going for a coffee. Breathing exercises can also help when you are feeling overwhelmed and can be done in a few minutes. 

There you have it, our top 5 tips for dealing with moving stress, we have all been there, don’t worry! If you are in between moves and want some stress lifted off your shoulders, why don’t you rent a storage unit? At Storage Tameside, we can offer you 50% off your first 9 weeks of storage. We also do not require a deposit, you can just show up and start paying weekly. If you are in need of a storage unit, contact us today, and we will find you a storage unit that suits you and your needs. 


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