Moving can be scary because it takes us out of our comfort zones. It also can be costly, time-consuming, and stressful. However, you get what you pay for and quality should always win. All of us are VIPs in today’s day and age. Hire the best professional relocation services companies you can afford to help alleviate some of the stress. You can also think about these wise words from Abraham Maslow: “In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.”
Here are 10 additional ‘do’s’ to help you conquer your fear:
1. Fear of the unknown
This is a completely rational fear, a new situation has different issues and problems and when we don’t know what these could be – it makes us anxious.
Do: Focus on the reason why you chose to move to your new house or city. If moving is going to bring you one step closer to your goals or dreams, then you should not let fear hold you back. New place, new attitude, and new time to place your furniture differently in a new space. This gives a fresh perspective and develops new grooves on the brain which reverses the brain ageing process. There are positives in everything you just have to be open to see it.
2. Fear of moving away from family and friends
Do: We have so many ways to keep in touch these days. Your move is not the end of those relationships and you can hopefully organise a visit soon after you move so that you have something to look forward to.
3. Fear of being worse off than you already are
Honestly, there are pros and cons to everything in life. You may well find that certain things in your new city or new home are worse than they were before.
Downsizing or upsizing is good for the soul. Look back and remember what’s important, but also be grateful for what is now. Your ‘now’ may also be just temporary.
Do: Acknowledge what you have lost and/or given up. Set goals for your future and work towards achieving them. Don’t continually focus on what you gave up but rather look to the future.
4. Fear of how costly moving can be
Do: Create a moving budget to help you keep tabs on what you are spending so that you know exactly how much it’s costing you. Schedule your move well in advance so that you are not moving during a busy and more expensive time for the movers, for example; avoid moving at the end of the month if possible. Accredited movers are the way to go.
5. Fear of movers damaging or losing your things
This is a valid concern as sometimes we have items that are very sentimental for us and/or valuable in monetary terms.
Do: Hire a reliable and trustworthy moving company to assist. Pack your things thoroughly and carefully to help keep them safe during the move. Disassemble larger items if you can and wrap doors and drawers separately in a blanket or some bubble wrap. Remember not to pack laptops or jewellery – all this is stated clearly on Master Mover’s terms and conditions for ease of reference to you.
6. Fear of not being able to support yourself or your family
Once again a valid concern especially if you are starting a new job.
Do: Have some savings available in case things don’t work out as planned. Have a side-hustle or a Plan B to fall back on if things go pear-shaped at your new job.
7. Fear of moving to a new house or apartment.
Perhaps you loved your old house and you had spent a lot of time turning it into a home. You may also have many memories of good times in your old house.
Do: Be patient, Rome wasn’t built in a day. You will soon turn your new place into a home too. Envision ways that you can make your new place more homely. Make a floor plan of your new place before you move to check if your current furniture will fit, and measure items before you move. Download helpful apps like design home. This makes moving a lot more fun and less tedious. You will soon be making wonderful new memories in your new home.
8. Fear of making a mistake
Life is all about choices. Some will be good choices and others will be bad. You will never know though unless you try out new things.
Do: Focus on making the future as bright as you can. Don’t look back and take it one day at a time. Each day will have its own worries so deal with each one as they come up and don’t concern yourself with everything all at once.
9. Fear of moving your pets
Moving pets can be tricky and we do love our furry friends.
Do: Keep your pets in a quiet separate room on the day the movers come. If possible, let your pets travel with you in your car. If air travel is the only option, put a familiar blanket or t-shirt of yours in the travel crate. Master Movers can assist you with this. Be sure not to feed them a large meal before they travel. Lock them in the night before they fly so that they are easy to find on the day they need to fly. Cats, for example, might beat a hasty retreat overnight if they sense anything is amiss.
10. Fear of not finding friends
We all need a tribe for sure, so this can be a biggie. Finding a new tribe can be just the adventure you need.
Do: Get out of the house. Join a gym or a yoga class. Go for coffee (yes, on your own). Say yes to every invite. You never know who you might meet. Get involved in the community security Whatsapp chat group as soon as possible. Tell them about Master Movers as well.
Did you know – we have partnered with a specialist interior designer so that you get a free 30 min consult anywhere in the greater Johannesburg area, to help make your new house a home. For national and international moves we offer specialised virtual consultations in the comfort of your own home.
For more information on the best movers to hire to make your move that much easier please get in touch today. Here at Master Movers, we know you are a VIP and we will treat you as such. We are open for your convenience every day except Public Holidays to assist you all year round, whenever you need us.