Easy tips and tricks to help you have a calm house move with minimal stress during one of the most stressful events a human can endure.

Moving house is up there with one of the most stressful events that a person can go through, alongside divorce, having a baby, and getting married.

The stress is real and if you have moved house before you may well already know what you’re in for.

To help you deal with the stress and minimise it as much as possible here are 5 handy tips to help you stay calm during this huge life event:

Accept That It Will Be Stressful

Moving house is going to be stressful. Don’t fight it and accept that something will stress you out at some point, if not constantly. It’s just the way the process works but it isn’t forever.

Allow Stress And Give Leeway To Your Partner

As if it wasn’t already stressful enough for you, there’s the added stress of your partner going through the process too. They have their own stress and they may take out on you and vice versa. Do allow each other lots of leeway and try not to take it personally. Have decompression sessions where you freely rant and get it all out, and of course, lots of cuddles. You will come out the other side.

Be Ready To Solve Problems, Because There Will Be Many

There are lots of ways that you can educate yourself on what can go wrong, but you may just end up having a breakdown by doing that.

Instead, just accept that the road to selling a house and buying a house is a bumpy one. There are going to be hurdles and the process is not going to be perfect. You will be challenged and you will overcome those challenges. Have your problem-solving head on from the beginning and try not to see every setback as a disaster. It’s all part of the process.

Allow People To Help You

If you are extremely organised you might find it hard to accept any help, or ask for it. The problem is that you are only human and you do need help if you want a calm house move so it’s important to drop your pride and allow yourself the freedom to be helped. You can repay the favour later on. In the meantime lots of thank you’s, cups of tea, and biscuits, go down a treat.

Be Kind To Yourself

You must be kind to yourself during this process. Whether that is doing a 15 minute YouTube yoga video, some meditation, going for a walk in nature, or having a hot bath. You must be kind to yourself. You are instrumental in this process and you won’t be able to enjoy the rewards if you are totally broken by the end of it. Give yourself lots of love, you deserve it.

These five tips can help you to minimise the stress involved and ensure a calm house move. You can never get rid of the stress off together and you can never make the process run smoothly because that’s just not how the property buying and selling process works. If you are kind to yourself to others and literally bear down and get through it, soon enough you’ll be starting a brand-new chapter in your new home. You’ve got this.