Moving home can be a very emotional time for everyone involved. And, it can also be very stressful! Check out the most stressful things about moving home, down below:
Rushing To Get The House Clean
If you’ve lived in the same house for years, time can take its toll on the place. Certain areas may get dirty and neglected during your stay. This isn’t your fault; life can get in the way and make it hard to keep your home perfect at all times. But, when it’s time to move, you can’t leave things messy. You have to clean every room and make it perfect for the new owners. Usually, this is the most stressful thing ever. You rush around trying to clean everything before you get kicked out, and the new owners move in. Plus, you have to clean places you haven’t cleaned for years, it can be grueling and disgusting.
Packing Everything Away
You never realize how much stuff you have until you try and pack it away. The smallest of bedrooms can fill a large moving box right to the brim! Going through all your things and packing them away is a huge chore and a massive pain. To make matters worse, you have to make a decision while you’re packing. Which things are going into storage, and which things are moving home with you? This means every room needs two separate boxes, which is double the effort for you. At least you can get a Moving & Storage company to help you deal with the boxes after they’re packed. That should take some of the stress out, but it’s still a tough and time-consuming task!
Waiting For The Exchange Of Contracts
For those that don’t know, contracts need to be exchanged before the sale of your house is final. This may not sound stressful, but it is. You can accept a buyer’s bid, and still have to wait weeks or months for the contracts to be written and exchanged. During this period, you’re rushing around clearing out your house. However, if the contracts don’t get exchanged, then the buyer can back out of the deal. This means you won’t sell your house, and it’s back to square one looking for a buyer. It can be even more stressful because you need the money before you can commit to buying another property. So, when this process stalls, the stress gets worse and worse.
Finding Another Home
Finally, the last thing on this list is finding another home. When you’re selling a home, it’s so stressful trying to look for a new one. It feels like you’re being rushed into a decision, and you might overbid on properties. It’s even worse when there’s not a lot on the market, and your house sells quicker than you think. So, you end up in no man’s land without a place to buy. The only solution is to rent somewhere for a few months while you look for a permanent place.
If you’re about to move home, then I hope this list has prepared you for the worst! Or, if you’re moving home, then I hope you take some comfort in the fact that others are just as stressed as you.