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How To Avoid Arguments When Moving Home

No one likes to have arguments with their significant other. Alas, that’s part and parcel of being in a relationship. All you can do is hope that they’re not too bad and that they’re not too frequent. There are, of course, some scenarios where it feels inevitable that you’ll end up arguing. For instance, when your partner is trying to drag you to their cousin’s birthday party, which starts just as your football team is due to play an important game. In that scenario, you’d have to weigh up whether it’s worthwhile kicking up a fuss (is your team likely to win?).

And then there’s the whole matter of moving home. Researchers say that this is one of life’s most stressful moments, and it’s hard to disagree with that assessment. And that’s pretty crazy because moving house is supposed to be something positive!

If you’re planning a move, then read on. We’ve put together some useful tips that’ll help you to avoid arguments (or at least make them not quite as bad…).

Accept That It’ll Be Difficult

If you go into the move expecting it to be one beautiful, rosy day, then you’ll be in for a rude awakening. If, on the other hand, you see it as something that will very likely be awful, you’ll be in the right frame of mind to avoid having arguments. After all, what is there to argue about when you’ve accepted that life will be temporarily absolutely terrible? You’re going on a journey that will suck in an impressive number of ways. Anything positive will be a bonus!

Keep Yourself Well Fed

We’re all prone to getting in a huff when we’re hungry, aren’t we? There will be many things that you can’t control when you’re moving home. But your hunger levels are not one of those things. If you notice that your partner is beginning to get a little annoyed, take a trip to their favourite fast-food restaurant. You might just find that they’re a lot more agreeable once they’ve gorged on some delicious fried food!

Easy Moves

You’ll argue until the cows come home if you’re constantly going back and forth in your small vehicle, trying to cram large items of furniture into a space that was most definitely not designed with moving in mind. The solution? Use a bigger vehicle. Get a large van from, and you’ll be able to move everything much more quickly. And the less time you spend making the move, the fewer opportunities to argue there’ll be.

Rope In Your Friends

If you really don’t have faith that you can’t move home without arguing, look at roping in some friends to help you. This will help to keep arguments at bay in a variety of ways. For one thing, it’ll help to make the move a lot more fun (if you have fun friends!). Also, who wants to argue in front of other people? Your nearest and dearest will keep you in check.


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