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5 Top Tips To Maintain Your Mental Health Whilst Moving Home

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Along with relationship break-ups and the loss of a loved one, moving home is frequently cited as one of life’s most stressful events and can be a time of anxiety and uncertainty.

There are things you can do however to safeguard your mental health whilst moving home.

Tip 1 – Organisation

Firstly, be organised. Allow yourself time to prepare for your move and start the process as early as you can. Make sure your property is presentable, your finances and paperwork are in order and consider instructing your conveyancer at the time you market your property.  Consider making lists and using checklists to reassure you everything is covered.

Tip 2 – Be realistic

Listen to the advice of your professional advisers the estate agent, conveyancer and surveyor for example. This could include being realistic about the market value of your home, the timing of exchange and completion dates or perhaps the time it will take to resolve a legal issue. There are many aspects of a conveyancing transaction that are outside of your control and that of your conveyancer, setting unrealistic expectations will only cause unnecessary stress.

Tip 3 – Take your time

Purchasing a properly is likely to be the biggest purchase of your life and very often we place ourselves under pressure to get it done as quickly as possible. Ensure you take the time to read everything properly and ensure you understand. If you don’t, seek advice. Whilst of course there is a need to be efficient and to be flexible, don’t allow yourself to be pressured into something that doesn’t feel right.

Tip 4 -Be kind to yourself and others

It’s likely you will feel more tired and anxious than usual so make sure you look after yourself. There is a lot to do. Perhaps set aside an allocated time for this to allow you to have a break.

If things do go wrong, of course this will need to be addressed, but use the correct channels to avoid unnecessary additional stress.

Tip 5 – Get help

Recruit as much assistance as you can whether that is from friends and family or professionals.

Lastly try to enjoy it, moving home can be exciting!

Jenny Woodruff


Jenny Woodruff


Jenny is a Partner and head of the Residential Conveyancing Team. She has extensive knowledge of the conveyancing process, including: dealing with freehold and leasehold sales & purchases; new build purchases; remortgages; transfers of equity; shared ownership; help to buy transactions & general property advice.