Moving home is one of the most stressful experiences that a person can endure. With a wealth of factors to consider and organise, not to mention effectively co-ordinating the removal and liaising with estate agents, the experience is one that can leave some of us harassed. Here are some basic and helpful tips that if followed will reduce the stress of moving home.


When we sleep our mind, body and spirit recharges. Whether you’re moving home or not, it’s essential to have a restful nights’ sleep. Few of us realise that by jeopardising the amount of sleep we have, we are jeopardising our health. Poor sleep leads to poor immunity and cognitive function. When in the process of moving home, make sure that you get sufficient sleep.

Reduce Stress with Exercise

Exercise is one of the best ways to reduce stress. A thirty minute brisk walk or jog will work wonders for your mind, body and spirit. Exercising releases endorphins. When you’re experiencing a prolonged period of stress, such as the process of moving home, exercising can reduce stress therefore allowing you to think clearer and function better.

Lifestyle Changes

When you and your family have moved into a new home, it’s a great opportunity to make lifestyle changes for the better, which will allow you to refresh your mind, body and spirit. Subtle changes like eating habits, any travel you routinely undertake, and daily routine in general made before, whilst and after you move will enhance your mood and make the transition between properties all the more easy.

Take a Holiday

Taking a holiday immediately prior to, or immediately after you move home allows everyone to relax and forget the stress of moving. Even a short weekend away can energise everyone. Why not use the time away from work to take a short city break or relax by the sea. You’ll surely notice a difference in your mindset when moving.

These four tips may seem simple, but they’ll surely enhance the moving experience for the better.