Moving house can be one of the most stressful things you do!
A measurement of stress devised by psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe places various stressful life events on a scale from 100 (most stressful) to 1 (least stressful). With ‘death of a spouse’ topping the list, ‘change in residence’ comes further down the list at a score of 20. Holmes and Rahe determined that if your cumulative stress points added to more than 150 units, you could be at risk of illness as a result of the stress. Moving house on its own doesn’t seem that scary in the numbers, but when you look more closely, lots of other things could be happening at the same time, like changes in schools for the kids, change in living conditions, changes in your mortgage or loans, or weekly rental costs, changes in your sporting, church or social activities (if you moved far enough), and lots of other factors.
At Tony’s Transport, we reckon all of these things add up to a whole lot of stress for you and your partner, and probably your kids as well. Getting us to help make your house move go smoothly is really worth it. We can even help you with some great preparation tips that can ease the stress both before and after the house move too.
Below are some tips on how to best move your household, check them out they may come in useful.