Moving is undoubtedly very stressful and anxiety-inducing, but you can always help ease the stress by making it fun. Whether you are alone or have family or friends helping you, have some fun and create great memories. Here’s how to make moving fun.
Make a packing and moving day checklist for guidance. It will make everything easier especially if you have friends and family helping you.
Packing is a daunting task sometimes and it may feel like you aren’t going anywhere in terms of progress especially when doing it alone, but that can change by simply uplifting your mood and creating a playlist of music you love. Music is “good for the soul” and always puts one in a great mood. Play music that will have you dancing and singing along, but not be a distraction.
This is a fun thing to do especially when you have children in the home. Buy decorating stuff like paint, labels, colouring pencils, stickers etc. Start decorating the boxes before you pack. Let your children pack and decorate their own boxes. Decorate the labels too and personalise the boxes how you like.
Even if you are using a mix of boxes and plastic bins, decorate the bins as well. Once you get to your new home, you can use the boxes to keep some of your items or recycle them. Bins are the best for storage so try use that.
If you have children, get them involved in the whole packing and moving process. Kids love anything fun and messy. So packing their own rooms and decorating their own boxes will make it super fun for them. Remember to always supervise your children and make sure there aren’t any small items that they may swallow. Put safety first!
It is always a good idea to take breaks in between packing to stretch and eat or use the restroom. Another thing you could do that is fun is playing games during a packing break. Play a quick game that won’t take too long to complete. This is just to bring in some fun and laughter to your home. Take a lots of pictures to create memories.
Give your family and children tasks and reward them if they fulfil their task. This will create a nice and healthy competition and will have everyone laughing. Tasks could be anything from packing the fastest packer to the most beautifully decorated box etc. Come up with some creative fun games and reward everyone. This will keep your family/ friends motivated.
Prepare a nice meal for everyone so that when you take a break in-between packing, you'll have good food for you, family and friends. Food also gives you energy that you will for-sure need. You don’t have to prepare a big dinner, just make good finger foods that everyone enjoys and some snacks and deserts. Drink a lot of water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
A few ideas of finger foods is hushpuppies, mozzarella sticks, beef jerky, chicken mayo sandwiches, crackers, chocolate, fruits etc. Drinks could be water, energy drinks, juice, tea etc. It is also okay to break your diet (if any) during this time. Its not for long, feel free to nibble on your favourites without worrying too much about going off your diet.
Once the packing is all done and you are ready to move into your new home. Create a playlist of your favourite songs to listen to in the car so you have a fun singalong or car karaoke road trip. Also, take the opportunity to sightsee and stop often to take breaks and get some food or enjoy homemade sandwiches that you've prepared for the trip.
If you have children, include children's music in your playlist so they have a fun trip too.
Remember to always keep hydrated so bring water bottles for everyone.
A positive attitude makes everything so much easier and will give you a clearer head. Your positivity will exude to other people and influence them to be positive too. Everyone wants to be surrounded by a positive person and when everyone is positive during the moving and packing process, everything will just flow and you’ll share laughter and feel good.
Surround yourself with positive people especially, if you’re getting help from family or friends. Bring people who won’t put you down with their negativity and bad energy.
Get an instant camera and take lots of pictures while packing and getting ready to move. This is so much fun and everyone will have a memory to remember. It is more special if you are moving to a different city and leaving friends and family behind. Keep those pictures and make a journal from your old city/home and your friends and family will appreciate the pictures too.
There’s always a good thing to cherish in everything we do even though moving is emotionally and physically draining. Having fun pictures and that being the last memories will always bring a smile to your face and your loved ones.
Once the move is over and you are in your new home, throw a little housewarming party and welcome yourself to your home. Invite friends, family, and new neighbors and have a bbq or a hearty home-cooked meal. People love gatherings and this is a great way to receive gifts for your home.
Packing and moving a house is a lot of work and can be pretty exhausting. The best way to enjoy the journey is to make it fun and to keep your spirits up. Capital City movers have professional packers and expert movers to help make your move easy and stress-free. Contact us at (718) 619 4881 for a FREE QUOTE and visit our website for more information.