Stressful situations pop up left and right throughout one’s lifetime, and when a family is involved, it can create scenarios of great conflict. One stressful situation in particular that can create conflict in the family? Moving.
Moving alone is hard enough and can be quite stressful, but when moving with family members, many additional factors come into play. One of the most important factors? Communication skills.
The following provides helpful information on how to avoid family conflict in stressful situations such as moving. Also provided are interesting statistics regarding moving and the effects this activity can have on a person’s mind and body. In recent years, it has become increasingly apparent through studies in the medical community that stress and anxiety can be leading factors in the deterioration of physical health, so it’s important to take these things seriously.
- 28% of Canadians Desire to Move Every 5 Years
- 14% of Canadians Desire to Move Every Year
- 41% of People Moving for the 2nd time claim it is More Stressful
- 10% of People who Move Suffer from Hair Loss
- 14% of People who Move Suffer from Short Term Memory Loss
- 19% of People who Move Suffer from Anxiety
Hire friendly movers.
Most people don’t think about this, but it is a great way to reduce the chance of stressful conflict, and there are several easy ways to find a Toronto moving company that can help execute your move smoothly and minimize the potential for heightened tension. Just having a moving company already alleviates the stress of having to do it all alone, but finding the right moving company is what’s important.
Call Around. Don’t just shop for prices, but make notes about the attitudes and personalities of the employees on the phone.
Read Reviews. Go online and look up reviews on Google, Facebook, and Yelp. Real customers with genuine reviews will be very helpful in determining which companies are friendlier than others.
Research Accreditation. Look up the company’s BBB rating, if they are rated. Also if they are a member of North American VanLines. Take a poll. With so many people moving, and social media exponentially growing, utilize social resources and post a question or poll on any social media network to ask acquaintances their opinions and recommendations on moving companies.
Take a poll. With so many people moving, and social media exponentially growing, utilize social resources and post a question or poll on any social media network to ask acquaintances their opinions and recommendations on moving companies.
Work on communication skills:
Communication skills seem to always rank number one on the importance to business success. This is true in families as well. Making sure all communication has been passed to family members, friends, or other 3rd parties involved is a great way to keep everything organized and reduce stressful conflict. Other than verbal, there are several areas of communication that will help reduce stress from the move:
1) Create a Checklist/To Dos.
2) Put the checklist on a schedule. i.e. To Do 3 Months Before, To Do 1 Month Before.
3) Label Every Box!
4) Ask for help!
5) Make it fun. Play music, order pizza, light some soothing candles in a non-fire hazard place and make it fun!
6) Unpack essentials first, as to ensure the essentials are in an easy-to-find place.