How to Reduce Stress When Selling Your Home


Selling a house can be incredibly stressful. In fact, it’s been said that it’s more stressful than bankruptcy or divorce. As this week is ‘Stress Awareness Week’, we want to help you tackle this, so we’ve gathered some of our top tips to minimise stress during the selling of your home.

Remain flexible

One of the most stressful parts of selling a house is the actual selling part. All thoughts will be circling your head during this time, will you sell your home immediately? How long will you still be there? When should you put in an offer on your next home? Granted, they’re all valid questions but by not rushing to sell your home, your stress levels will decrease. Give yourself time to sell and buy.

Declutter

You might think that once you’ve sold your home the stress ends, but that isn’t necessarily true as next, it’s time for packing. Whilst you’re packing away all your belongings to move to next to your home, we recommend you declutter as you go and get rid of any items you deem as useless. The less things you can take to your new home, the better.

Leave the house!

During the selling process, you will spend all your time either in your home or talking about your home. That’s why one of our top tips to minimising stress is to actually leave the house when you can, like on weekends. Take a daytrip to the cinema or local shopping centre and take your mind off all things house related.

Don’t let it consume you

Likewise, to our point above, it’s very easy to let stress take over your life. Not only should you dedicate some time to yourself at the weekends, but you also need to ensure you stay healthy during the moving process. Keep hydrated, eat healthily, get plenty of sleep and keep up exercise. Having a healthy and happy daily routine will make the process much smoother for you and your mental health. 

If you’re currently selling your home, or you’re thinking of doing so then get in touch with us through our contact page. We’re happy to chat and give you more advice about any aspect of your move.

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