Moving is a very stressful job to carry out in your lifetime. Your normal routine is disrupted by moving and feelings of uncertainty are generated because of it. You can make your move less stressful by following these given suggestions.
Prior to the move
Be ready – Your move can be made smoother by advance planning and organization. All moving related documents should be kept in one place. A daily planner, folder and notebook should be used to make a list of important documents and phone numbers. Names and phone numbers of new doctors, contact details of old friends and maps of your new town should be added in your organizer.
Make a list – A schedule of appointments should be made for turning off and on your cable, water, electricity and gas. Some online research on your new community should be made by you. Note down the names of restaurants, medical shops and shopping malls nearby your new community.
Name the place – Each box should be labelled with the name of the items. Instead of writing, you can also take out a printout of names to stick them on the boxes.
Let them know – Let your post office know about the change of your address in advance, so that you can get all the letters and emails at your new address.
On move-in day
Small wonders – Try to make your children busy in different works. Give toys and colouring books so that they can get busy in their own world. If your neighbours have children, you can keep your child in their home at the time of moving. You can also hire a babysitter instead, to take care of your baby on that day.
Fuzzy friends – Let your pet be put in a room with required bedding, food and water. For keeping your pet safe, lock it in a room and inform everybody not to open the door of that room for some time.
Get involved – You will be accustomed with your new community by putting some effort, time and courage. Though it is a slow process, but it will be profitable for you afterwards. You have to go for a ride to know more about your new neighbours and new town.
Join in – You can meet many new people in your community by joining different clubs. Notices of meetings of local library or grocery stores should be checked so that you too can join them.
Keep smiling – You have to make time for yourself to feel better in your new town. Time should be taken by you for appreciating all the new people and new things in your new place.
Thus, follow these above-mentioned ways to reduce stress during a move.