Moving a long distance can be extremely stressful. Even when you hire a professional moving company to do the heavy work, the planning, time, cost, etc., that goes into a big move can make it an exhausting experience. It’s normal to want to get settled into your new place as soon as possible, and with movers taking care of most of your items, that can actually be pretty easy to do. But, don’t be afraid to give yourself a little bit of time to unwind in your new place. You’ve earned it, and it will help you to feel more comfortable in your new location, before the unpacking process begins. Reward yourself with one of the following activities, and you could make a stressful ‘adventure’ into something relaxing and fun.
Even if you have some of your cookware unpacked, and even after using cross country movers to take care of your stuff, sometimes you simply can’t imagine cooking on the first night in your new home. So, make it easy on yourself, and order out! Pizza, Chinese food, etc., are all great options to turn your first night into something fun and special. Plus, you can put that delivery order together with one of the other entertaining options listed here, such as…
One of the great things about technology is that you don’t have to set up a big screen TV in order to have a solid movie night. If your long distance movers brought your television in, but you haven’t set it up yet, gather the family around a laptop or tablet, and watch one of your favorite movies. You might be surprised at just how ‘special’ the moment feels; you’re starting fresh, and you’re enjoying your time together in a new space.
Hit the Town
If you’re feeling a little more energetic, why not get to know you’re new neighborhood? Find a local hot spot for dinner, catch a movie to relax, or look for entertainment venues nearby that may have something going on the night of your arrival. The sooner you can get yourself familiar with your new city, the more comfortable and relaxed you’ll feel. Moving can be scary when you’re somewhere new, so it’s sometimes important to ‘force’ yourself out into the neighborhood, to see what it’s all about.
Make Your Move Your Own
Of course, these are just a few suggestions to get you thinking about ways you can make the first night in your new home that much better. Whatever makes you comfortable and relaxes your family will always be the best solution. You know, better than anyone else, what those kind of activities will be. So, while it can be tempting to keep moving full speed ahead until everything is unpacked, it’s always a good idea to take some time for yourself after a long move, and unwind for a night. You’ll be refreshed and more energetic the following day, and you’ll be able to start the unpacking process with a clearer head.