When you have successfully completed your move, and all is said and done, you can begin to settle into your new home, both physically and mentally. While such a major life change can be overwhelming and adapting to a new place and new scenery can be scary, there are some things you can do to help ease yourself through the moving process.
Moving is a pretty big event in anyone’s life, from planning relocation services to help on down to scouting a new residence: it is often exhausting. When you arrive in your new home, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the work you still have ahead of you, but the smart thing to do is to take a little breather and allow yourself to settle down and reflect on things before you move forward again.
One of the first things you should do to help you settle down after your exhausting move while allowing you to stay organized, is to make yourself a list of the things you need to take care of and plan them out with a schedule and timeframe. Telling yourself that these tasks can’t all be completed at once and that you have a definitive plan for when to tackle them, will help a lot and prevent you from becoming overwhelmed.
Also, don’t feel the need to get everything unpacked and situated in your new home immediately. Take your time with this process and start with only the most important items that you will need right away, like your beds, furniture and important appliances. Save your decorating for when everything else is done and taken care of.
Make sure you remember during the course of the moving process what is working and what isn’t working, that way you can try to avoid the things that didn’t work if you ever have to move again. Whether through trial and error or going another route through a reliable moving company, this valuable experience and knowledge is something you can even pass on to friends and family during their moves.
Weathering the change from your old home to your new home can be a lot easier by making a scrapbook with some mementos from your old place like pictures, favorite memories, and other trinkets that will remind you of the great times you had in your old home.
Another great thing to do before you unpack and begin working again is to find a place in your home where you can unwind peacefully. Designate this new place to be your “safe haven” to escape from any stress and keep it clear of boxes and anything else pertaining to the moving process. Make sure to decorate it with peaceful and soothing colors.
This will prevent you from getting burnt out and it will allow you to take some much-needed breaths of fresh air so you can relax and adjust to the relocation properly. The more relaxed you are, the easier the rest of the moving process will be.
By Robert Moreschi
Moreschi is the content writer for Movers.com, an online moving resource dedicated to providing its customers with free moving quotes from some of the top companies in the business, as well as helpful relocation guides and videos.