We are finishing up our series on how to reduce stress during your move by discussing how to make the time after you move into your new home as stress-free as possible. Here are some good ways to make the transition into your new home and community enjoyable.

Step Out-It may take a little time, energy, and valor, but integrating yourself into your new community is a step that will be rewarded in the long run. Going for a walk, drive, or bike ride to learn your away around the neighborhood and meet your new neighbors is a great way to do this. Assimilating into your new environment is a gradual process, but the sooner you begin to do it, the more settled you will begin to feel in your home.
Join in- A great way to meet friends and to get involved is to join clubs that match your interests. Book clubs, gyms, sewing… The possibilities of organizations that can help you to meet people in your new community are endless. Check out the local library or coffee shop for bulletin boards where notices of meetings and community events are posted and join in! And remember, all of the sports leagues, churches, and other parts of your life in your old community will still be available in your new community. 
Keep Smiling- In addition to being a very busy time, moving can be quite emotional for many people. Therefore, it is important that you take time every day for yourself to do something that you enjoy and that will make you feel positive. Try not to sweat the small stuff, and remember that there is always tomorrow to get to that next box that needs unpacking. It’s natural to miss the way that things were at your old home, but try to take time to appreciate the new things in your life as well. Having an optimistic attitude and staying positive will help you to adjust to your new home more quickly.
We hope that you find these tips helpful. If there is anything else that we can do to make this time less stressful, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Best wishes from Sorensen Moving and Storage on enjoying your new home!