How to ease your stress during relocation

Moving is an exciting and rewarding experience, there’s nothing better than the anticipation of settling in and enjoying life at your new place. But, it can also be a stressful process as your whole routine and life are in disarray. You also feel as if you have a list of never-ending tasks that involves packing, loading and transporting your household belongings.

We all know that stress is bad for your health, and too much stress can cause headaches, chronic pain, fatigue and insomnia. Ailments that you don’t want to experience during this extremely busy period. So, we’ve put together this short article with some key tips and advice to help make moving less stressful.

Start early

One of the key reasons why moving is stressful is because you only have a certain period to complete all your tasks. To help reduce stress from the get-go, we recommend planning and starting 8 weeks prior to the actual move date. If you don’t know where to start, our Moving Checklist consist of a list of tasks that we think you should complete to make relocating easier.

Allocate a budget

The second biggest factor of stress during relocation is money. Moving can be expensive, especially if you don’t have a plan and are unsure of what to do. To help gauge how much your move will cost, you have two options: attain an online quote or request an on-site inspection with a qualified and trusted removalist like Grace. An on-site inspection will provide you with a better picture of what’s expected and how much packing material you require for your household belongings. Our experts will also provide you with some tips to make moving less stressful and will be happy to answer all your questions.

Pack strategically

Perhaps one of the most taxing and exhausting tasks during the move is packing. Our tips for packing include:

  • Start packing early and do a quick audit in the beginning to separate the items you want to keep and discard
  • Allocate boxes per room
  • Purchase the right packing materials
  • Create a Safe Spot Carton to store all your essentials, plus first night amenities and clothing
  • Where possible, get everyone involve to reduce packing time
  • Master your Tetris skills and have fun

If you need additional packing tips, be sure to check out our Self-Packing Guide

Take care of your body

We understand that packing can be extremely stressful, but make sure you keep taking care of yourself. Take plenty of breaks, eat healthy and don’t skip meals, plus get enough sleep and find some time during the day to unwind and relax.

Select the right moving company

Of course, you can skip all the headaches and hire a professional moving company, like Grace. For over 100 years, we’ve helped countless Aussies to relocate to their new place, whether you’re moving locally, interstate or internationally, we can help you with our complete door-to-door moving service. We can even pack your household belongings using high-quality packing materials and will treat the entire process with the utmost care, from packing, storage to transit and delivery. To get in touch with one of our trusted team members, visit our Removals page or call us on 1300