Why moving home is so stressful

Moving home can be stressful. We get that. We can't take away all the pain but we can make it easier :)
Moving can be stressful

Tearing your hair out? Does the thought of moving house elicit painful emotions like a stubbed toe?

Moving house can be a very stressful and overwhelming experience for a number of reasons:

  1. It’s physical
  2. It’s emotionally draining
  3. It’s time consuming
  4. It can be expensive
  5. It can be disorganised

Let’s ‘unpack’ each of these one at a time.‍

  1. The physicality: even if you’re getting removalists in to do the heavy lifting, chances are you’ll still be moving stuff around your place, doing some cleaning or packing, or any number of odd jobs that need doing when you’re moving house. Bad backs and physio visits are not uncommon results of a move.
  2. The emotional toll: perhaps even more daunting than the physical efforts required, the emotional aspect should not be underestimated. Usually, you’re leaving a place that holds a lot of memories (good or bad) and sometimes moving is not your choice but possibly at the behest of an overzealous landlord or agent. Moreover, if you’re moving from one area to another, you might have to learn all about your new area so nothing seems easy or organised and this can all have an impact on your mental well-being. Last but not least moving also puts pressure on relationships which only adds to the pain.
  3. Time consuming: even just planning a move takes a lot of time let alone doing the actual move. For any move, you might have 5 to 10 major tasks including organising your packing supplies, your removalists, cleaners, packers, moving over your electricity, gas and internet, and changing your home insurance etc. And that’s before all the really niggly tasks you might have to do like getting a wall repainted or a handyman in to fix the damage to the wall.
  4. Expensive: adding up all the costs, the average move is thousands of dollars in Australia and that’s at a time generally when you also need to pay a bond or settle on a property. No wonder it’s stressful!
  5. Disorganised: It can be easy to lose track of things or become disorganized during the moving process, which can add to the stress and frustration. There are lots of moving parts in a move and they all need to work in unison to achieve the right outcome. Removalists not turning up on time or bad weather events can really put a spin on things.

So, if all of the above is true what is the point of Happly? Happly exists to make the booking and organisation of a move effortless. Our tech is designed to make things as systematic as possible but more importantly the experienced team behind the tech have pre-vetted all service providers and done all the research so you don’t have to :).

8 out of 10 people report moving as one of the three most stressful things in life. The other 2 out of 10 didn’t respond :P. With Happly, that’s now changing.

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