Moving to a new home is as stressful as stressful can get. Even if you hired a professional mover, you would still have a lot of things to take care of. And even when you’ve finally settled and your things are in their places, you still have a lot to think about. Moving to another city is probably one of the most stressful incidents in a person’s life. Therefore, it is important to learn how to de-stress after a tiring and challenging move. Here are three suggestions you should consider.
1. Soak in the tub or have a long, hot shower before pampering yourself even more.
You deserve to love yourself a little more after a tiring day. So go and up and soak in the bathtub. If you do not have a bathtub, just take a long, hot shower. This will help loosen your muscles, and you will be able to relax. After the bath, pamper yourself by ordering food from your favorite restaurant. While waiting for your food to be delivered; read a book or listen to cool, soothing music. After feasting on your meal, prepare tea for yourself.
2. Go outside and explore your new neighborhood.
As soon as things are a bit settled already, go out for some fresh air. Walk around the neighborhood and explore. You’ll meet a lot of people, so don’t hesitate to introduce yourself. Aside from meeting new friends, go around and locate or check out the parks, cafes, and restaurants. A good walk around the neighborhood will not only give you the chance to familiarize yourself with the surroundings, but it will also help you relax.
3. Do some yoga poses and meditate.
You don’t have to be an expert or a yogi to perform some yoga poses, even the basic ones will do. The most common poses are the Mountain Pose, the Cat-Cow Pose, Downward-Facing Dog post. After around to 10 to 15 minutes of yoga, switch to meditation. When you meditate, you leave behind all your thoughts and worries; you somewhat renew your mind. Around 10 to 15 minutes meditation will help clear away the stressful thoughts from your mind.
Moving to another city means starting your life anew. It means meeting new friends, establishing contacts, and starting a new business. It’s not easy, so if you hate the idea of starting over again, you might want to stay where you are. But if you’re bent on exploring another part of the country, here are three questions that you should first answer before finally moving into the new city.
1. Do I have friends or relatives in the city I am moving into?
Do you know of anyone who lives in the city you are moving to? Maybe a relative or a friend? If you have contacts there, the better for you because at least, you won’t be starting out alone. You’ll have someone who can guide you along the way. Knowing someone means widening your chances of meeting new friends. Your friends and relatives can introduce you to their friends once you have settled down. In the meantime, though, you’ll have to enjoy the company of boxes upon boxes of your things, as well as the professional assistance of the hired movers.
2. Are you ready to adjust to the city’s standard of living?
There must be a reason why you chose the city you are moving into. It might be because you like the city’s exteriors, or maybe because it’s required at work. Maybe you moved to the city because you want a change in atmosphere, or because it is one of your dream cities. Whatever your reason is, be sure that before you made the decision, you asked yourself if you can afford the cost of living there. Whatever your answer to this question is, follow it up with, “What will I do to ease this problem?” You need to be prepared for whatever awaits you in your new online home.
3. Even if you are already moving out, stay in touch with your friends in the city you are leaving.
Just because you are moving to a new place in another city does not mean that you can already forget your friends. Before moving out, leave your contact information with them so you can stay in touch. Maybe you can visit them someday, or maybe they can visit you in your new home from time-to-time!
Moving to a new home? To make sure that it will be a pleasant experience, you need to come up with a checklist of things to do or prepare. This is necessary especially if you are doing this for the first time. Even if you hired the services of a moving company, you would still have a lot of work to do. So it’s better to be prepared than be sorry. Assuming that the sorting and packing process is in full swing, and the movers are already helping you out, the only thing that’s left to do is to prepare for your new home. Here are three things you should do to make sure you move into your new home happy and satisfied.
1. Before moving into your new home, be sure that you have already changed your address.
Even when you’re still in the moving process, you need to change your address already. This is important if you want to continue some services that you have long been enjoying. For example, your regular subscription for your favorite magazine; you need to inform the distributor ahead of time about your change of address. Provide him/her details weeks before your move, so your subscription will continue. Aside from magazine subscriptions, you also have to think about your cable company, car insurance, and your bank, among others.
2. Take care of utility services.
Days (or weeks) before you move into your new home, electricity should already be connected. Likewise, find time to talk to your Internet provider. You’ll need to prepare as early as a month before your move. If you don’t do this ahead of time, you will not be able to enjoy your subscription for a couple of days as it will take time to transfer your line. With regard to electricity, be sure that before your connection is placed, the previous house owner’s line has already been cut.
3. Before moving in, have your new house thoroughly cleaned.
Do this days before your moving schedule. You can do the cleaning yourself, but if you want thorough cleaning, you have to hire somebody to do the job for you. There are professional cleaners whose specialty is in cleaning new homes, as well as newly vacated homes. Find one that can also help you clean the home you are leaving. These cleaners are also trained to clean homes that are about to be vacated. If you need assistance, you can always ask for help from the movers you hired.