Planning on a new move, you are already making a new fresh start, so keep the momentum going with a couple more goals for 2021. Now that the new year is just around the corner, you have all the reason to make some resolutions.
Everyone knows the usual resolutions such as eating right, lowering your debt and volunteering more. Just think you can transfer those resolutions into your move, giving you an amazing start to the new year. Here are our 7 goals and resolutions that can make for you upcoming move.
This is a common life change resolution. As you pack your items, keep in mind that this move is an opportunity to make a new life and some changes. Get rid of items that have very little value or unnecessary clutter. Instead of throwing it all away, if you are able to donate your items to second hand shops or donate them to charties. It always feels great to help others out in their times of need. You may not need it anymore but there is someone out there that can use it.
If you are on a budget, and you are moving into a larger home you may need some hand-me-down items as well. Visit local thrift stores or antique shops. With a little effort, you may be able to find the items you are looking for at great prices.
Instead of hiring a moving company to pack your moving boxes and load a truck. You can save quite a bit of money if you do it yourself. You can rent a truck as well instead of going through a moving company. You will be surprised at the amount of money you can save.
Managing Pre-moving stress
Yes, we all know that moving brings a whole new kind of stress to the table. You will have lists upon lists on what you will need to do. The best way to tackle this is buy getting the easier items off your list done sooner than later. Change your address and billing address for everything. You can set a date for when you are moving into your new home and the USPS will redirect your mail to your new address.
Another great idea to pre-plan is to map out the new city you will be moving. Make sure to have a list of addresses of places like DMV, postal office, and nearby banks. Better to know where these locations are instead of hoping for the best.
Managing Post-moving Stress
Now that your move is complete, there is the task of unpacking everything. There are moving boxes and moving supplies thrown all over the place from boxes you have unpacked so far. Having this all over the place makes your new home feel like a storage unit. Set aside time to unpack everything, you do not have to do it all at once. Once you are done and organized you will feel the weight of the stress lift.
Many people when they move into their new home depend on fast food for the first couple of nights. Pack an overnight kitchen box. This will consist of pots, pans, dishware, utensils, or just unpack your kitchen first. Don’t rely on microwave or unhealthy fast food. Cook healthy meals sooner and more often.
Want to connect better to your new community? Volunteering is a great way to get better connected with your community. Food drives, animal shelters, and soup kitchens are all great place to meet people like you.
Take a Stay-cation
Take the time out on the weekends to nearby locales outside of your new neighborhood. Find out where the locales like to go such as restaurants, camping sites, and other little stay-cations.