Moving can be one of the more stressful
events in your life, especially if you have a family or children who you are
moving with. Change, like the drastic change associated with this prospect, can
create tension and stress because of all of the aspects associated with living
somewhere new. This stress and tension can often lead to problems as the move
progresses and moving day gets closer. That's why you should take some time to
really get your family excited about the prospect of the coming change. In such
excitement, dread can often fade, making everything much simpler to handle.
Here are five things from the experts at movingcompanies.us, that you can do to get your family, especially the kids,
excited about your new home.
Plan a Visit: Even if your new home
is pretty far away, try to plan a visit so that your family is somewhat
familiar with the location where you are moving to before you actually move
there. This can greatly reduce the stress associated with a move and the
impending change. If you are unable to visit, show pictures, maps, and see if
there is information online about the home and the surrounding neighborhood.
Plan for Decor: What better way is
there to get excited about a new home than to be able to decorate just the way
you want to. This works especially well with kids; giving them the power over
how their new room is organized and what color it is paintedÂ can greatly increase how much they are
looking forward to the move and the new home.
Look Up Amenities: Sure, every home
comes with some pretty cool new amenities or aspects, but don't confine
yourself just to the home. Make sure that you look around the home as well to
see what is located in your new neighborhood and make loose plans to visit a
nearbyÂ zoo, theme park, beach, park, or
other exciting location.
Plan a Party: Consider planning a
neighborhood party, or simply a getting to know you get-together when you are
unpacked and somewhat settled into your new home. Allow each member of the
family to share their input and have a say in what kinds of things or
activities should be part of the party. You might also want to consider having
a going away party as well, since closure can help any member of the family
look forward and not back.
Make Moving an Adventure: If all else
fails, consider turning moving day itself into a vacation or adventure. Take a
look along the route you will be taking to your new home and find a tourist
attraction or theme park along the way. Purchase tickets and budget an extra
day of travel to make this an event that everyone will really look forward to.