According to the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health M.D., Ph.D. Joshua A. Gordon, exposure to stressful events in the environment can cause changes in the brain, which can further lead to mental health issues. Physical and psychological stressors are responsible for activating stress hormones and those parts of the brain that are vital for the proper regulation of our bodily functions and cognitive processes.
Moving home is often times considered one of the most stressful changes in the life of a person. When we are used to living in the same neighborhood and home for many years, the street, trees, concrete and walls we see every day turn into the actual place where we live. Which means we grow attached to it because of the memories tied to the place. Any disruption will most likely trigger us to feel stressed out. Add the need to decide upon the date of the move, the items you will pack and all the transportation details and the rest of the logistics, plus the financial implications of a move and the urgent need to look for a new to stay – and you should understand why moving can be extra stressful.
Is A Moving Company The Best Choice?
Simply because you are getting ready to relocate does not mean that you should go ahead and hire a moving company straight away. This is just one of the many options you have at hand. There are alternatives that could save you money – just keep in mind they will also most likely make you feel more stressed about your move. You will, after all, need to figure out all of the details of your move on your own, without the help of a pro. You will also need to handle all the packing and heavy lifting on your own, with the help of friends and neighbors. They will not all be willing to help/be available.
So you will ultimately need to decide if saving money is more important than your mental health and well-being. We warmly invite you to browse our pages and find out exactly what we can do for you in case you decide to hire a professional mover to take care of business.
Is Using Your Car To Move House A Good Idea?
A lot of people who need to move shorter distances usually rely on their personal cars to transfer their prized possessions from their old address to their new home. This usually means having to go back and forth a few times before you can move everything to your new place. An expert mover like us, on the other hand, can help you retrieve all your belongings on the same day, as scheduled. We can also use temporary storage facilities that are 100% safe, depending on your specific needs and any emergencies and unforeseen events that might come up.
Driving your car to your destination means packing it up with heavy items that will not only add more to the wear-and-tear factor but will also draw a lot of unwanted attention. You will eventually need to make a couple of pitstops and dine somewhere on your way to your destination. And this means your car will be more vulnerable to the hands of potential thieves lurking around restaurant parking lots and gas stations. There are a few precautionary measures to put into practice to avoid unfortunate events:
- Make sure you get in touch with a car key programmer and have your broken key fob or transponder system repaired before hitting the road.
- Fix or replace any faulty locks on the doors or the trunk as well.
- Never hit the road without making sure that you have your spare key on you and that your alarm, steering wheel immobilizer is working fine.
- A licensed and insured locksmith should be able to assess all of your car’s security needs in terms of locks, keys, and ignition.
- Only park in well-lit areas and double check that all doors are locked and the alarm is enabled.
Besides the risk of having your personal items stolen from your car, you could also deal with damaged goods because of improper packing/transportation.
The Self-Service Moving Alternative
Crate or self-service moving is another alternative to consider in case you would like to avoid hiring a mover and using your own car for the move. Air cargo is another fast means of transporting your items fast and safe, even though you may pay extra. Bus shipments and is another option suitable for moving a short distance.
However, the fact that an expert mover will help you plan, pack, transport, unpack, and even install your items upon arrival should save you from a lot of stress and hassle. Get in touch with us to find out more.