The Hidden Stresses Of A House Move

To say that moving day isn’t stressful would be a lie.

If you have ever been through the experience, then moving day stress will be something very familiar to you, we are sure. From trying to cram all of your belongings into boxes to dealing with the household clutter that has been left behind, your stress levels will be bubbling over.

Still, it is possible to make life easier for yourself. By asking people to help you pack, and by hiring the right removalist, many of your moving day worries can be alleviated. 

But then there are those hidden stresses that you might not be expecting. These are the stresses that can hinder and spoil your day. These are the stresses that we discuss below.

#1: Saying goodbye to your old home

We grow attached to our homes. From the rooms that our children have played in, to the areas of home that have marked special celebrations, to simply say goodbye to these things can be difficult. When moving day comes around, and you have finally shut the door for good, you might well start to grieve the house you are leaving behind and start to feel regretful and stressed as a result. Am I doing the right thing, you might ask yourself.

To overcome this stress, it is important to have a positive mindset. It’s easier said than done, we know, but if you can remember why you are moving, then you might be able to replace happier thoughts over sad ones. And besides, you will still be able to retain your happy memories of your old home, so even though a new chapter is about to begin, remember that you aren’t fully closing the door on your old life forever. 

#2: Your children

We mean this in two ways.

For one, your children might get underfoot when you’re trying to pack everything into your car or the removal van. They might unpack your boxes in the hunt for a toy or something to eat, and that will create more work for you. And your workload might also be increased if you then have to carry out extra cleanup work because of your kids. 

Secondly, your children’s emotions could be a source of stress. They might be overly-excited, and this could affect their behavior during the day. Or they could be going through the grieving process themselves, perhaps because they are saying goodbye to their friends as well as their old home. In this situation, they will be stressed, and you will be stressed out trying to manage their emotional needs.

A house move can be tough for all of you, but where your kids are concerned, you can make your life and their lives easier. 

On moving day itself, you might want to send them off to a childminder for a few hours, as this way, you won’t have to cope with overly-excitable or naughty behaviors that could make your life more difficult. 

And when it comes to your children feeling sad, you should engage with them before the move. Perhaps have a goodbye ceremony at home, where you can all come to terms with leaving. And perhaps have a party too, as your children will be able to say goodbye to their friends properly, and collect their contact details. With the emotional aspects of moving dealt with early, it might be that moving day itself is a little easier for both them and you. 

We hope you have a (mostly) stress-free moving day. 

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Changes That'll Free Up Your Time as a Business Owner

When you’re running a business, there are so many things that can start to take over your time and prevent you from focusing on the things that really matter to your business. If you’re serious about making a success of your business, you need to get your time back and stop being bogged down by things that are not really important. Here are some ways to do that.

Stop Checking Your Emails All the Time

We’re all guilty of checking our emails too often and it’s a trap that you should do your best not to fall into. When you spend half your day checking emails, it seems like a never ending task and it takes your attention away from other things that really matter in the office. Of course, you need to stay on top of these communications, but they should never take over your day.

Banish Procrastination

Procrastination is the biggest time killer for professionals in all sorts of industries. When you let it get the better of you, you simply end up spending time doing nothing when you should be getting your business to where you want it to be. If there are certain things that you know distract you and take your mind off the things you should be doing, it’s important to remove those distractions.

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Let Someone Else Take Care of IT

If you’re tired of dealing with IT problems that you don’t even really understand, you should think about using a company like IntelligIS, Inc. By outsourcing your IT needs, you can focus on things that really matter to you and things that you actually understand, which is a key part of this. It’ll save time and improve your approach to IT.

Automate and Make the Most of Technology

There are so many little ways in which you can automate tasks these days. Be sure to make the most of these things and try to show people that not everything has to be done by a human these days. It can be a tough transition for some people, but it saves so much time for you and the rest of the people working for your business, so why not make the most of it?

Trust Your Employees More

Your employees are talented people and many of them just want a chance to show you want they can do. So, rather than running your business as if it’s your baby that you can’t trust with anyone else, you should put a bit more trust in your employees and make sure that you delegate to them rather than doing it all alone.

There are lots of things you can do to free up your time in the office. It might seem like an impossible mission but it really doesn’t need to be. There are people out there who can help and there are things you can change in order to regain some of that lost time, so make the most of the ideas above.

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