Exploring The 3 Main Causes Of Stress When Moving House

how to avoid stress when movingWe’ve been told many times that moving house can be one of the most stressful things that we ever do as an individual and it’s true that for many, it’s a fate not dissimilar to that of a tumultuous divorce. That said others find moving a breeze, a piece of cake, a walk in the park! Why is this I hear you say! The answer, because they manage to avoid stress.

Agreed that there’s always going to be a certain amount of stress when looking to move home, whether it’s a sense of the unknown (moving to pastures new and all that), or the thought of having to pack up decades of what can only be described as ‘stuff’ with a deadline that’s coming at you faster than a speeding bullet. However on the whole moving stress can and should be avoided. That is, especially if you want keep your sanity.

With this in mind, here at On The Move removals, we thought that it would be a good idea to point out the three main causes of moving stress and how you can go about avoiding them.


There’s no getting away from the fact that buying a house or apartment is going to be the most expensive purchase you’ll ever have to make. However when it comes to moving time, it seems that everyone wants a piece of the action. Solicitors, estate agents and removal companies, and before long your once great sounding profit on the home you’ve just sold has been whittled down considerably. The truth is that it’s not the fees themselves that the various entities charge that sends people’s stress levels close to breaking point (after all, everyone’s got to make a living right!) but it’s when they’re suddenly confronted with a $3000 bill that they weren’t aware of. Ah yes hidden fees! The obvious solution is to come right out and ask your solicitor, estate agent or removal company exactly how much it’s going to cost you and also to make sure that it’s a definite fixed fee. This way you won’t experience any nasty and costly surprises. No surprises = no stress, simple!


Imagine this scenario…it’s moving day. You’re all packed up with more boxes than a Woolworth distribution centre and are waiting for the removal company to turn up. At the same time you’ve got people who are looking to move into your home today Eventually the removal company turns up, but there’s a problem, they only bring a small truck. You’re adamant that you booked a large truck and they’re adamant that you didn’t. There’s also no possibility of getting the large truck to your house because guess what! It’s out on another job. In order to avoid this horrendous scenario and stop your stress levels from going through the roof it’s important to make sure that all arrangements are finalized. It’s far better to go through details over and over again with your removal company, estate agent or whoever else you have arrangements with to make sure you’ve got it right, this way you eliminate the possibility of miscommunication.

Buying/selling a home is a time consuming process

Unfortunately whichever way you look at it, moving home is a time consuming process. From the time that you sign on the dotted line to the day that you move can be anything from one – three months or longer. The issue is that buying and selling property requires the reliance of a plethora of professionals who all have their part to play in your big move and any one of them can hold up the process. It could be because of circumstances beyond their control or it could be a problem that’s been unearthed that needs dealing with before the process can move forwards. In most cases, the mover feels powerless to be able to speed up the process and this is when stress levels can soar. If you really want to stay calm and relaxed try telling yourself that there’s no point in worrying about stuff that you have no control over. Yes it may be a carefree attitude to take, but adopting the ‘que sera sera’ approach to house moving is by far the best option. Especially if you want to preserve your health.

When it comes to hiring a removalist then you should speak to On The Move Removals. As a local company we make moving your belongings as easy as 123. Contact us today on 1300 66 84 36 and speak to our friendly team for a competitive quote.