METCALF MOVING BLOG

June 26, 2020

Tips To Help You De-Stress After a Big Move

Moving to a new house is one of the most stressful life events a person can experience.

With all of the cleaning, decluttering, selling, packing, and unpacking, the moving process forces you to reorganize your entire life in a short period. By the time you arrive at your new home, you might feel overwhelmed entirely instead of calm and peaceful. 

To get back on track after your move, take time to relax and enjoy your new home and environment. Since moving day comes with both physical and emotional exhaustion,  here are some tips that will help you unwind after making the big move.

1. Listen to Music While Unpacking

It’s been proven that background music can increase your productivity and boost your mood.

If you need a little motivation to start digging into boxes, try turning on some music. Pick a playlist with some gentle, calming melodies or even some blood-pumping rock to get you fired up and see how much more enjoyable unpacking can be!

2. Order Out

The last thing you’ll want to do on moving day is to dig through unpacked boxes to find kitchen supplies to make dinner.

Instead, make it easy on yourself and treat yourself to delivery. Order a pizza or grab your favorite kind of takeout and enjoy it with your family as you start to settle in.

3. Movie Night

Give yourself a break from all of the commotion and pick out a feel-good or a comedy. Pop some popcorn, throw a blanket on the floor and have the kids pile on as you allow yourselves to de-stress with laughter and quality family time.

If you haven’t set up your television, you can stream Netflix on a laptop or tablet!

4. Treat Yourself

Treat yourself to something you enjoy doing. 

Whether it is a long nap, a walk through the forest, a relaxing bath, or a spa treatment, find a way to unwind. A household move can take its toll on you. Now that everything’s successfully complete, you can get back to the things that make you happy. 

5. Healthy Routine

Once you start settling in a little bit, get back on track by reincorporating healthy meals and regular exercise into your daily routine.

Walking is the best free exercise around. An ideal way to get to know your new community and your neighbors is with a daily walk. Bring the family too, and make it a family event.

Walking is beneficial to both your body and mind.

6. Meditate

Meditation can help you cope with anxiety and any post-move blues you might have. Disconnect yourself from the outside world for a few minutes to achieve a sense of calm and awareness.

Get Help With Your Big Move

An excellent way to combat the stress that comes with moving is to hire the right home movers.

Check out some of our helpful moving checklists to make your big move go smoother.

Although making a big move can be overwhelming, it can also be exciting to turn the page to a new chapter in your life!

Contact us today to find out how we can make moving faster, simpler, and less stressful for you and your family.

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