Ayla PR Representative with Moving Made Smooth, Inc.
Not everyone has the tenacity or energy to take on unpacking their belongings after a long day of moving. And we hear you! The moving process is stressful and draining. So, we've compiled a list of several things to help you unwind the night after your move. You may want to take a look at our blog covering the Open First Box for some ideas on what to have ready for your first night.
1. Find your favorite too-big hoodie, or your comfiest PJ's and get cozy on the couch. Sometimes all you need to make your new place feel like home is to make yourself comfortable in it.
2. Make an appointment for a professional massage. This can be a great way to unwind after any stressful day, so why not after your move? Get yourself pampered at any number of spas in the Omaha area. Click this link to see Google's listing.
3. Have you set up your TV yet? If so, you can spend the night chilling on the couch and marathoning your favorite shows or movies on DVD or Blu-ray. If your cable is already set up, channel surfing can be the best stress reliever.
4. Hook up your stereo or pop in your headphones. Hearing your favorite song, the one that makes you say, "That's my jam!" can take you right back to better times and kick the lingering stress where it counts.
5. Go to the nail salon and treat yourself to a mani-pedi. Maybe invite your bestie and make it a girl's night. Sometimes getting some me-time or going out with your best friend can make all the difference. For local nail salons follow this link.
6. Check out your new neighborhood. Find local landmarks and get familiar with it. Maybe check out the nearby bars or night clubs. If you have the energy, go out dancing. Maybe a good dose of fun is all you need to ditch the stress. Check out your nearby restaurants, maybe you'll find your new favorite place. For night clubs click here; for restaurants click here.
7. Go to the gym or a jog at a nearby park. Exercise is a proven stress reliever and is sure to get you in a positive mood.
8. Pull out your yoga mat and get some use out of your new living room floor. Yoga and meditation are great for diminishing stress and centering your mind and body.
9. Unpack a good book and sit in your favorite chair. Before you know it you'll be so engaged in that new world that you'll forget the stress of your current predicament.
10. Get in a long nap. Sometimes the best way to unwind is to hit that mental 'restart' button and sleep off the stress. You should wake up feeling refreshed andenergized. Maybe even motivated enough to start unpacking all those boxes.
11. Break out the scented candles and bubble bath! The hot water and aromatherapy will melt away the tension of the day and relax your stiff muscles. Have a glass of wine and maybe some soft mood music or ocean sounds.
12. Go out shopping or check out your favorite online stores. Buying yourself a present is a great pick-me-up. Pick up that handbag you've been eyeing or raise your self esteem by getting yourself something pretty. Maybe check out a home decoration store and plan the feng shui ofyour new place. Even some window shopping can do you some good by just getting out of the house.
13. Practice your favorite hobby. Grab your crochet bag and finish that scarf you've been meaning to complete. Bake the kids some cookies and build a blanket fort. Get out your sketch pad and draw for awhile. Hobbies are great for getting that little extra joy out of your day.
14. Hook up your game system and play some Call of Duty with your buddies (if your internet is turned on) or complete the campaign mode that you haven't gotten around to finishing. Play some board games with the kids. Some of the best times are sitting around the table and watching as the Jenga tower topples.
15. Turning off your cell phone. For some professionals this is a no-go, but for the majority of us it's not all thatimportant to have our phone on 24/7. Escape the worry and constant interruptions that sometimes occur when your phone is on.
16. Order pizza and invite your friends over for a movie night (or bring the pizza over to their place if you haven't unpacked your entertainment system yet). Who knows a better way to relax you than your best friends, right?
17. Surf the internet. Read some interesting articles or watch those funny cat videos your girlfriend sends you from YouTube. Find out the latest celebrity buzz or catch up on your favorite podcasts.
18. Get your favorite take-out or delivery food and cuddle with your significant other. Devote some time to them and maintain your relationship. Not only can this benefit you in the short term, but this can prevent future stress as well.
I hope that you have a great time learning to remove the stress from moving and that these suggestions have helped you or at least given you some ideas of your own. If you have a great idea for decreasing your stress after moving, please share it with us in the comments below. And as always, have a great move!
Ella Andrews, Guest Writer
If you have already decided to move to a new place you should first consider a few things that might help you move out without problems.
· First, try to figure out the details of your removal at least a week before the time comes so you know exactly how many and what kind of materials you should use to pack your belongings, which removal company you should employ and so on. It is very important to know when you are going to sort, pack and prepare your things for the relocation, because it will be up to you to decide how to fit your removal with all the rest going on in your life in this important moment. You don’t want to lose valuable time to think about boxes and bubble wrap when you have to deal with the details of your new job, for example, right? Also it will be up to you to arrange your removal in the most suitable and fast way possible. That is why you should make a moving checklist, look for the proper materials or search for a moving company during that time. You will be surprised how many things you should look after before you can even begin sorting your things. If you begin arranging all the details for your relocation early on, you will be free to look after more important things when the time comes to move out.
· Second, you should try to figure out possible problems you will have beforehand. For example if you have bulky or heavy desks or wardrobes, you should look for furniture removals and where to get a moving truck. Do not postpone it till the last moment. The earlier you book the moving company the better. You will not want to lose your time worrying for your furniture when you could have far more important things to do. It is also not wise totry moving furniture yourself because you might not have the proper transport and you might even damage your car if you are not careful. Some items may actually be heavier than they look and even if you manage to somehow load them in your vehicle, you might have been better off with a simple house removal. Try finding an appropriate moving vehicle instead of risking major incidents.
· The earlier you start searching for the appropriate materials for your removal the less work you will have to do when the time comes. Also look for some friends or family to help you or if you do not have enough assistance, use the services of a removal company. Actually, if you get tired planning and making lists of so many things you have to do or simply you do not have time on your hands using removal services is a better option. Thus, there will be someone to take care of the problems that can arise and you could rest leaving the heavy lifting to a team of professional house movers. But, if you want to do it yourself, than at least a week earlier you should have already been to the stores and found the most appropriate boxes, bubble wrap, and tape you need for packing. Do not be fooled by the look of some articles or advertisements. Make a short list of exactly what and why you need it and follow it carefully. Don’t be disturbed by the marketing strategy of the store and get what you need, not what they are trying to sell you.
In the end, do not get disturbed if your apartment looks like a storage unit with boxes, bubble wrap and tape all over it. This actually means that you are almost ready and there will actually be almost nothing left to do on the removal day than simply – to move out.
For more moving tips read at: Removal Service London Ltd.
Ayla PR Representative with Moving Made Smooth, Inc.
At Moving Made Smooth, Inc. our men are trustworthy, background checked, and well paid. That is why it is unusual when we occasionally have calls from customers shortly after their move date accusing our men of stealing an item, only to have the customers call back a few days later to say that they found the item in a drawer, behind a dresser, etc. This is not only stressful for the customer, but we have to take measures to investigate. For these reasons, it is important to know where your valuables are at all stages of the moving process.
1. Create a list of these items so you can check them off as you unpack. You can do this by hand writing/ typing a description of each item or by taking snapshots on your phone or tablet. This is a great way to make sure all your valuables made the trip to your new home.
2. Most often, I recommend packing any sentimental or valuable items in a bag or box and putting this inside your personal vehicle for the trip to your new place. This will remove any doubt that you have the items in question and you know that light fingers will not be a problem. Collect any credit cards, financial documents, jewelry, guns, etc. and load them into your car.
3. Don’t be cheap about protecting your items! It often ends up being more costly for everyone involved, including you, if your new TV gets damaged during your move. It will only cost $70-$80 to protect your TV instead of paying several hundred dollars for a new one. So invest wisely in packing materials!
4. You may also want to look into moving insurance. Moving companies are insured, but it only covers a fraction of the cost of your more valuable items. So, it is wise to purchase a little extra insurance if you have many valuable items. Moving insurance is usually fairly inexpensive and will give you better coverage for your valuables. Some homeowner’s insurance policies cover items during the moving process, so you may want to ask your insurance agent about your policy. See our Blog about Moving Insurance for more information.
Following some or all of these steps can help decrease the stress you experience on move day because you will know your valuables are safe and secure. If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below. Have a great move!