When most of us think of moving we tend to think about all the stressful things that come with it. From making a plethora of decisions to getting schedules to line up, moving comes with a lot of logistical tasks as well as manual labor. In truth, moving doesn’t have to be a drag. There are plenty of things you can do prepare yourself and your family (if applicable) so your move will set things off on the right track.
To add some fun to your move, here are some things you can do:
1. Have a party
You’ll undoubtedly want to spend some quality time with your friends and family, so why not throw a party! Organizing a farewell party doesn’t need to take a lot of effort. Saying goodbye might tug at your heartstrings a bit, but having one last shindig to celebrate each other’s company is better than not. Plan something informal so there’s little pressure. You can do it potluck style where everyone brings a dish to share so you aren’t in the kitchen for too long. If your friends are up to it, you can even ask them to help you pack while you chat and reminisce.
2. Spend some time in your stomping ground
Should you have a little bit of time before moving day, it can be therapeutic to visit your favorite places in town. Take a few moments to go back to your favorite spot at the lake, stroll in the park, or take the kids to the museum. Not only will you be able to relive the memories that you have with those places, but you’ll be able to start disconnecting if you haven’t already.
3. Keep the memory going
Packing up your current home doesn’t have to invoke only sadness, especially if you’ve enjoyed many happy times there. There are plenty of ways to celebrate your current home! For instance, consider filming a farewell video where you talk of some of your best memories there. You can even go to each room. You can also take photos of the house that can be used to create a special photo album.
4. Start prepping!
Moving shouldn’t be about dwelling in the past. Start looking forward to the future by arranging your new space. Do you know the specs of your new home? Allow your interior designer to come forward and get creative so you can design your new space the way you want. Doing so will allow you to stay organized and get even more excited.
If you’d like some help with your upcoming residential move, work with the team at White Glove Movers. We’re a locally owned business based out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and we love helping families move into their new homes. Call us today to let us know how we can help.