After a long day of moving boxes, you may not be overly excited about unpacking. This is normal! Most people are usually exhausted on moving day – both mentally and physically!
If you are hiring professional movers, why not ask them to do the unpacking for you? If you colour code your boxes in advance, it can be even easier for professionals to unpack for you – and you can focus on getting the kids set up in the
new home, or relaxing and ordering your first dinner in. If that’s not an option – don’t try and unpack everything in one night. You won’t be a hero if you burn out, so aim for one room a time, and it will go a lot smoother.
Many people, once they are moved in and fully unpacked, get right back to the rest of their busy lives. Pay attention to you and your family, though. You have just accomplished a major life change, and now is the time to celebrate! Here are some ideas to help reward yourself after a successful move – regardless of whether or not you hire local movers to help you on moving day!
Celebrate in your new home as a couple or family, and break out the games! This option is fun for all ages, of course! Whether you break out a deck of cards, or have a Monopoly tournament, you’re bound to have some fun and start building memories in your new home. Call some friends over, or invite your new neighbours, for a casual meet and greet. Bonus tip: furniture not required! Set up pillows and blankets on the floor around a coffee table, for a cozy setup.
Chances are that on the first day (or week) in your new home, you’re going to be mentally and physically exhausted. If you don’t have the energy to cook – or want something more than you’re prepared to make – treat yourself to delivery or takeout in your new home! Order dinner to be delivered right to your door and invite friends or family members over to help christen your new space. Bonus tip: if you’re new to UberEats, use this link to sign up and get $20 off your first meal or Uber ride!
Night on the Town
Perhaps you have moved to a new neighbourhood with a completely new scene. Why not try dinner at a new local restaurant, or visit a local community theatre for a show? If you are a foodie or a theatre-goer, you’ll be bound to make new acquaintances with similar likes and dislikes. Bonus tip: ask your local businesses for other recommendations, too, and you’ll be surprised at the new network you’ll start to build! This is a great type of activity not only to get to know your surroundings, but also to help boost your mood and get you excited about your new local area.
Gather up on the floor, couch, or your favourite chair and watch a movie. Your Netflix membership will still be active if you have your login credentials, or simply pop in a DVD or BlueRay! If your TV is not yet set up, turn on your laptop, computer or iPad for a quick and simple fix. Bonus tip: try out your new local cinema for a blockbuster flick!
Pick up a Book
Books transport you to another place, and another time. With so many incredible books on shelves today, it is easy to get lost in a new world and step away from the chaos of life, from time to time. Take a break and give yourself some time to catch up on the newest adventure from your favourite author, or try something entirely new! Bonus tip: take a walk around your new neighbourhood and keep an eye out for Little Free Libraries. These are run by residents and book lovers and offer FREE book swaps right in your own community!
Not in the mood to watch a movie or head out for a night on the town? Visit your favourite spa – or explore a new local option. Take the physical stress off you with a relaxing therapeutic treatment, and mentally unwind in a quiet setting. Bonus tip: massage is also great for any pain you may experience, especially after a big move full of lifting boxes! It also reduces muscular tension and improves circulation of blood, which will also help you get a good night’s sleep.
Sure, moving is a tiring process, but there are ways to make it both easier and more rewarding. Don’t forget to take care of yourself first, as you won’t be of any help if you are injured after a move, or if you are too tired to cope with unpacking! There is, of course, always the option to hire professional movers on moving day, who can help with everything from packing and unpacking, to fully moving you from point A to point B. If you are moving within the GTA, or from city to city – like moving from Mississauga to Oakville – consider hiring local movers who are the top movers in your area.
Five Star Movers is a local moving company serving Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Brampton, Ajax, Markham, Pickering, Whitby and locations all across Ontario. We offer the best moving services for residential moves and commercial moves, and have over 20 years of experience providing five star moving services to all our clients. Contact us today for a FREE quote, and let us do your heavy lifting with NO surprises and NO hidden fees!