Moving is considered the third most stressful thing that can happen to a person. We take on the reasons and means to deal with the inevitable stress from movers. Keep on reading, and learn a bit more about this topic.
Stress. It is always there. You decide to move. Do the homework which includes searching for the place to move to, involving everything from country, town, area, down to the house or an apartment. Decide which things you wish to take along with you. You pack those possessions. Choose and hire the people you want to actually move you. They move you to your new location. You unpack. Exhausted, as if you had to move each of the things you brought, by foot with your arms straight in front of you.
Moving a home has been declared the third most stressful situation in life of a person. Right behind a death of a loved one and the divorce. And why? Probably due to the fact that you move from a place that you have, during a span of time you spent there, made the place that you felt most comfortable and secure at.
So, how to deal with the inevitable stress?
I need to make a small detour from the main subject. On the top level, in any field of life people take part in, there are a certain number of special individuals. Those who excel at what they do. So much so that some of their success is being accredited to forces beyond human understanding. Without any conceivable reason.
In essence, apart from the obvious need for knowledge or/and skill, two main factors that influence someone’s ability to perform are timing and anticipation. Now, it may seem like an apocalyptic overkill to compare life’s top-level performers to something seemingly as prosaic and tedious as a mere home move. It may, but bare in mind that we are trying to deal with the inevitable stress. The kind that can make an experience that happens only a few times in a lifetime of a person, either pleasant or horrible.
This is where planning and anticipation come to play.
In essence, what is necessary is to think through every little step and move made during preparation and execution. Leave very little, or rather nothing, to chance. In order to do that, mover needs to go through the entire process of home relocation analytically and thoroughly. One needs to make sure that each bit has been paid enough attention. As much as needed so it can be executed smoothly. Let’s take packing as an example. It may seem straightforward, one simply puts things into boxes, bubble – wrap fragile items, label each, and there you go.
Imagine the stress.
Now imagine the following scenario. Midsize box, containing some glassy, easily breakable, thrifts of emotionally immeasurable significance, loosely packed, one on top of the other. Imagine carrying that box down or up the flight of stairs. Or having someone, not fully aware of the content, carrying it. You miss a step. Even you do not fully trip over and fall, even if you just shake the box in a way you should, you’ll hear an unwanted crack or two out of it. It will aggravate you, it will stress you out. It can happen with several different boxes. And you can, rather painlessly, avoid it. Just by approaching the packing with an idea of what may happen. To try to analyze and anticipate, if you will.
The moving game is easy when you play it right.
The thing is, as in most areas in life, that the way you approach a problem, or a situation, dictates the outcome. I am trying to create a general idea and the direction in which to think and act when faced with the moving of a home. Try to research the options of every part of the process. Be meticulous and take your time. People, in general, tend to leave too much to chance. Things usually do run relatively smoothly. But remember, it only takes one misplaced box or one broken thing that means something emotionally to you, and the whole experience goes south at that moment. The same principle goes for every aspect of the moving process. The choosing of a new neighborhood, new residence, choosing a moving company. Each has its own specific niggles and demand a separate amount of time for each.
Rationalize deal with the inevitable stress.
Choosing a place to move to, or a process of choosing, a topic that has been written about countless times, is also very important. Depending on whether the move is influenced by a new job, a growing family or simply a need to change the living environment, you need to focus your attention on specific needs in each case. This approach will provide you with an essentially good place to live in the long run.
If you are, for example, in need of a new home due to that new job that has come up, work on finding an affordable residence, as near as possible to it. The commute, especially in the metropolitan area is a pain. Spending combined time of several hours every day on the train, bus, or in a car, is something that should be avoided. Or at last, reduced to the very minimum. I mention it because this situation is all about balancing. Balancing between the affordability and proximity of specific home to the place of work. It is worth taking into account all the parts of the equation.
For instance, a nice, easily affordable suburban house, with a porch, a backyard garden, maybe a small swimming pool and a white picket fence may sound all idyllic. If you need to change three trains or negotiate morning and evening traffic for hours to get to and from work, it’s appeal starts to fade. Take into account the time and money spent on commuting. It may be used as a mean to obtain a more expensive, but nearer, and therefore, in a time-wise perspective, a more logical choice.
Home moving, especially if caused by a happy life event, offers an opportunity to make a new better start in life. But, it can bring you some stress too. And you will have to learn how to deal with the inevitable stress in order to move hassle-free. With that in mind should be planned for and executed in a way that will make that new start the best it can be.