Why Is Moving So Stressful?

Why Is Moving So Stressful?

23Dec 2014

Next to death and divorce, moving is considered to be one of the most stressful and anxiety-inducing experiences in someone’s life – and you must have heard this a million times before. The truth is that this is actually true  - and that it’s not just actual people who went through this that are confirming it, but psychologists and surveys made in the field as well. Why is moving so stressful, though? What are the reasons that cause us to become almost “mad” over such a big change in our lives? Why is it that we react this way when faced with the need to move from our houses or offices? Read on and find out more. 1.    Finding a new home. Now, we don’t live in an ideal world where we can find a place to move in the next day after deciding that we have to move from our current homes. Most of us have to search and search and then search some more. Most of us will visit at least a handful of houses or apartments before striking a deal and before moving on to finding the right removals company. Even more than that, most of us will find searching for a new home to be time and energy consuming “at its finest”. If you add this to the confusion that comes with all the paperwork that has to be handled, you have a perfect “melange” of the worst ways to waste your time and your money. Hiring a realtor can be an option – and for a large portion of the movers out there, it is the best one available. However, this also comes with another issue that is quite stringent in today’s economy: money. Realtors usually charge quite a lot of money for their service so before you decide on working with one, remember to take this into consideration. 2.    Money. As mentioned just above, money can be a huge issue for anyone going through a “removals” operation. The expenses that come with moving house or office relocation include not just the realtor’s fee, but some other fees and purchases as well. One of them is related to hiring a moving company or a man and van London – a service that is absolutely crucial for the smooth going of the entire moving process. Both of these options come with their advantages and disadvantages – but they will both include a fee. There are a lot of decent companies that can help you move without charging you a fortune, but if you add their fee to the fee of the realtor and to the price of the supplies (boxes, cardboard, stuffing and so on), you can get to a pretty large sum of money (£8200 for the UK and up to £1600 for London – in case you are selling/buying a new property). 3.    The mere fact that everything is uncertain. We usually like having solid grounds under our feet. Most of us would choose certainty over uncertainty in the blink of an eye – and that’s perfectly natural. Moving is all about uncertainty though: from the fact that you have no idea who to hire to help you with the removals to the fact that you most likely don’t even have an idea where exactly you will be moving, everything is everything-but-solid with moving. And we don’t like that. These are just some of the reasons moving is perceived as extremely stressful – and understandably so. However, keep in mind that this is only a phase and that if you keep your thinking clear, you stand all chances of getting through this sooner and easier than you even expect.

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