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Packing up your old home and preparing to move to a new home can be a stressful time for everyone involved. One thing that keeps people motivated is to think ahead to what their new home will look like and how they will enjoy it when they arrive. But then once the home moving service unloads the last item from the truck, it can be even more exhausting to see all of the boxes that need to be unpacked. Setting a plan for the first day in the new home will allow for proper expectations and let you enjoy it a little bit. Here are a few things you can do.

Take A Couple Days Off of Work

When you don’t have to worry about going into work, you can focus solely on your new home. If you used packing services, the boxes will be clearly labeled and placed in the appropriate rooms to help speed up the unpacking process. Getting the new home exactly how you want it will take some time, and being able to devote at least a couple of days solely to the home will reduce stress and clear your mind when it’s actually time to go back to work.

Eat Out Until You Get Settled In

Be sure to budget for eating out or getting food delivered for at least the first day in your new home. Not only is this a way to reward yourself and your family for the hard work up to this point, it takes away from the stress of having to get the kitchen and dining area set up right away. The home moving service you use can make some great suggestions for local restaurants to try, so take advantage of the opportunity and eat out for a day or two until everything gets settled in.

Keep Your Routine As Normal As Possible

Finally, when the state to state movers are gone, getting back to your normal routine as quickly as possible can help reduce stress. While you likely want to get the new home settled and finalized as quickly as possible, take some time for yourself to unwind. If you exercise every day, don’t skip it just to unpack boxes. If you always get eight hours of sleep every night, don’t neglect it to set up things in the home. Taking care of yourself will put you in a better mental state so you can enjoy the first days in your new home instead of stressing about them.

Imlach & Collins Brothers has been a trusted home moving service since it began in 1924. We take great pride in making every moving experience a positive and memorable one for people moving to a new home. This is an exciting time in your life, and we want to make it as easy and seamless as possible for you. Whether you’re moving down the road or across the country, contact us today to get a moving quote and start the process for a stress-free move.