Moving day is finally over, and this is first day in your new home! Congratulations! So, what is next on the agenda? More work? Probably. But wait!
Let us clarify: While many blogs (correctly) equate the first day in your new home with the day of your actual move (moving day), we would like to talk about the day after that one.
Making the first day in your new home easier
The movers are gone, the furniture is in place, and you have spent the first night. Your moving essentials kit has already helped you get ready for that first night, and you have probably already checked-off several major to-dos from your after-moving checklist.
Don’t forget: You don’t need to do everything at once! The prior day has been strenuous on a physical as well as mental level. Therefore (unless you need to go back to your place of work today) you can allow yourself to take it a bit easier right now. Prioritize what needs to get done! Continue working on the items on your after-moving checklist, but whether each and every picture is mounted on the right spot on the wall is probably of less importance.
Certainly, this first day in your new home is once more going to be busy – but it is also a day for regrouping!
Schedule a bit of self-care
Don’t forget about self-care! This can go a long way to help with the first day in your new home. They are also quite necessary for recuperation. This morning might not be the right time for an extended bed stay, but you should at the very least allow yourself a good night’s sleep and a decent breakfast before going back to the work of settling in. Enjoy that morning cup of coffee, tea, or other beverage of your choice.
If the move includes several people, this might be the right moment to discuss the agenda for the day. You want to make sure that everybody is on the same page, work-wise, in order to stay organized and to avoid unnecessary tensions among each other.
Some personal body and skin care and a fresh set of comfortable (but appropriate) clothes will also add their part to your well-being.
Many tasks can be either shared or divided: While one person is unpacking the moving boxes or cleaning the cabinets in the kitchen, another can do some quick shopping to stock up on necessary groceries and bring back take-away for lunch.
Allow enough time for breaks in-between!
Conclude this day with a bit of quality time for everyone involved. This can be a movie for the whole family/group, a board game, or simply a bit of downtime that everyone enjoys in their own way, from reading a book to listening to music, practicing mindfulness or taking a nice relaxing soak in the tub.
However, if you are reading this right now, chances are that you are not quite there yet. Maybe you are still in the preparation stage of your own move. If this is the case, make sure to contact us for further information about how we at Brothers EZ Moving can help to make your move go as smoothly as possible!