Is moving really all that stressful?

Everyone’s heard the news – moving is tough, so tough in fact that it’s considered right up there with divorce and the death of a loved one. But why is this? For those who are moving newbies, the thought that it “really can’t be that bad, can it?” is an understandable one.

So here we explain exactly what it is that makes the seemingly straightforward task of moving a difficult and stressful process (and, more importantly, what you can do about it to make the process a little easier).

The three factors that make moving seriously stressful

Moving takes time – usually much more time than you’d imagined

Take a look around – every single item in your home is going to have to be accounted for, packed away, transported and then unpacked. This is a task that’s so often underestimated, and what’s more packing is a real art form (or at least it should be if you wish to ensure all of your items make it in one piece – search our blogs on packing and cleaning to help with this).

Moving is a never ending list of chores

Packing and removals aside, moving also comes with plenty of other tasks, such as getting used to your new neighbourhood, registering with health care professionals and changing your address with a million and one companies. There’s SO much to think about – to help, download a helpful house moving app (we’ve reviewed some of the best out there in our blog: Five Apps for a Seamless House Move).

Moving is expensive

They say that buying a house is expensive and whilst this is true, moving fees are not to be underestimated either. You’ll need to think about packaging, time off and new purchases for the home, as well as professional services that are going to help you move quickly and free from pain (and hiring a professional packers and removals firm will also help you avoid the costs of packaging and reduce any time off you may need).

Moving is tough – there’s no getting around it. However there are clearly steps that can be taken to make the process a little easier – such as using a tried, tested and trusted York removals company. If you’re ready to get moving, then we are too. Call our team on 01904 375 995 or email the office via and we’ll be back in touch as soon as possible.