We are back with more tips on how to ease move-related stress. This week, we will discuss ways that you can make your actual move day as stress-free as possible.
Children: Keeping your children occupied will do wonders for keeping stress at bay on moving day. Ask your new neighbors if they have kids that your children can play with, or if they know of a babysitter that would be able to help out. If that’s not something that you are comfortable with doing, try to think of fun ways to keep your children occupied, whether it is with coloring books or a few new, inexpensive toys. This will help to distract your children while the movers are bringing items into the home.
Pets: If you have pets, try to keep them contained. There is nothing more stressful than spending moving day trying to find a pet that is lost in an unfamiliar neighborhood. Designate a room where you can keep your pet and any necessary food, water, and bedding. Post a note on the door to this room reminding everyone to keep the door shut. This way, your pet will be out of harm’s way.
Unpacking: Start the unpacking process by opening the boxes that contain the necessities that you will need first, such as paper towels, trash bags, and light bulbs. To make locating these boxes easier, mark them with a bright colored sticker or a special notation that makes them stand out from the rest of the boxes. Unpack the bathroom and bedrooms first, and then move on to the kitchen and other moving spaces. This way, you won’t find yourself trying to set up your beds and installing shower curtains late at night when you are exhausted after unpacking all day. Another way to avoid stress is to try to keep the unpacking process as neat as possible. To reduce clutter, place a trash bag in every room so that packing materials can be disposed of as you go along.
Mealtime: Trying to prepare a meal on moving day can cause unnecessary stress. Use this as an opportunity to try and find a new and different place to eat. Or if you don’t have the energy to go out, find a place that delivers and order in!
These are just a few tips to make moving day a little easier! We hope it helps!