There’s no getting around it – moving stresses us out. But why exactly does the moving process have such an impact on our mental health?

We want to help identify the reasons that many people feel overwhelmed when making a big move. Understanding what the causes are will help you mitigate the feeling and make the process easier.

Moving is Stressful Because It Takes Time

One of the easiest ways to induce stress and anxiety in a person is putting them against the clock. Time can become an enemy quickly in different ways.

The deadline for moving day can create stress by itself. We all know when it’s coming yet aren’t always the most efficient about preparing. Sometimes our lack of preparation is through no fault of our own as the business of our lives and work can take over. Before you know it, you’re struggling to pack everything safely before it’s time.

On top of all that, it takes time to unpack things and get your new home in order. It becomes a longer, more tedious process to pack and move things than you’d first think.

You can help mitigate time-related stress by creating an organized checklist for everything you need and want to accomplish. A written log helps keep you on track and gives a sense of fulfillment by being able to look at what’s been done.

The Cost of Moving

Moving can come with all kinds of costs, some of them unexpected if you’re not careful. You’re putting down a large sum on your new place, purchasing packing supplies, paying to fuel the hauls, and replacing anything that needs it or gets damaged. Before you know it, your expenses tally up to something far greater than you had anticipated.

You can help mitigate the stresses of moving costs by hiring professional movers like us at InterWest Moving & Storage. We provide guarantees as well as obligation-free quotes that we stand by. You won’t have to worry about hidden costs or fees tacked on later. Working with partners like us who can give you accurate costs can help you know what you’re facing.

Fear of the Unknown

Some of our prior tips can aid with this one but moving still comes with unknown variables. You’ve likely settled into a predictable routine that you can rely on. Whether you move to a new city or abroad, you can expect noticeable changes. You’ll need to meet new people, find new spots, and get comfortable as you slowly transition.

However, this uncertainty doesn’t need to be uncomfortable. You’re likely moving because you chose to whether it was for work or a change of scenery. Rest assured that you settled into your previous home, and with time you’ll settle into your new one.

Eliminate the Stress of Moving with InterWest

Moving can be hard, tedious work. That’s why our team at InterWest Moving & Storage is passionate about making the process stress-free for our clients. We do our best to simplify the process from the start by offering reliable, accurate quotes for our services.

We then assist with any packing, heavy lifting, and transport necessary to make your move a success. We handle the stress related to everything listed above: we operate on a reliable schedule, we handle the packing and unpacking at affordable rates, and get you settled back into some sense of certainty as soon as we can.

For questions regarding our moving policies or to schedule your next moving service, contact us today for a free quote. We’re the moving specialists you need to make the next one a success.