Moving house can be a very stressful experience and I am often asked how to make it less of an ordeal. Below are some tips you might find useful if you are feeling stressed about moving house. It helps to have someone to talk to and an experienced life-coach can help you to find the extra strength, energy and organisation that moving house requires. If you’d like any further help or a free initial consultation for life-coaching, please get in touch. Have a good clear out of the clutter and possessions that you no longer need, way before the actual time of the move. This will mean there is far less for you to pack. Your mind will also be clearer as you offload your redundant past before arriving at your new home. Say goodbye to acquaintances and your local tradesmen. Let them know how much you appreciated them and their services in the past. Saying goodbye makes moving on much easier. Organise a party for close friends in order to celebrate your moving home. This gives an opportunity to reminisce over old times and aids the transition process. Set yourself a task list and work through it systematically in plenty of time before your move. Inform gas, electric telephone and other utility organisations of your moving date so that they can sort out your final bill and forward it to your new address. Make sure you have some early nights and good rest in the run up to your moving date. Moving can be stressful so make sure you are not exhausted which can make you even more tense, irritable or even tearful. On the day Be prepared and have some healthy food and drink in the house. Eating properly on the day will keep your mood calmer no matter what is happening around you. Make sure the stereo is the last item to be moved. Having your favourite music playing will keep you relaxed and in a positive frame of mind. There may be a lot of lifting and carrying to do on the day. See this as an opportunity for keeping in shape and using up excess calories without having to go to the gym. Be prepared for some disappointment when you actually move to your new home. The house that you fell in love with may look very different without the previous owners possessions in situ. Be patient. It takes time to put your own identity on a home. Go with the flow and set yourself small goals toward creating a home of your dreams. Alix offers a completely free consultation and it is in total confidence.