Regardless of how near or far you’re going to move, this task will require a lot of things from you. For starters, you will need to exert time and effort for you to successfully move, not to mention the adjustments you have to make when you start living in a new neighborhood. If you’re moving with your family members, the amount of stress you’ll experience can even worsen. Thankfully, there are a lot of strategies to make your moving day fun. Here’s how you do it:
- Be positive
Your mindset plays a vital role in the success of your move. If you already think that your move will be stressful and time-consuming, you’ll spend your entire move with low interest and energy. In worse cases, you might not even have the motivation to continue the move. If you want to start off with the right foot, be positive when you’re moving. Understand that although moving is exhausting, it can be an avenue to bond with your entire family and create memories together. Instead of thinking about the hassle of moving, remember that this move will open countless opportunities for you and your family.
- Don’t forget to keep the music playing.
There are many tasks to be done when moving, but that doesn’t mean that you should to it in a boring manner. If you want to liven things up when you’re busy packing or lifting moving boxes, don’t forget to keep the music playing. Download your family’s favorite playlist and let these tunes play once you start accomplishing tasks for the move. Not only will music keep boredom at bay, but it can also energize everyone to get on their toes. This is a cheap and straightforward way of making your move fun and effective at the same time!
- Make sure there’s enough food.
Everyone needs energy to move from one location from another. You need the energy to go through all of your valuables, assess which ones are to be disposed and which ones are to be packed. Because of the number of tasks you’ll have to accomplish, it’s just right that there is enough food throughout the entire move. If you’re moving with your family, your moving day should start with a healthy breakfast and water should be readily available, as well. You should make sure that everyone is well-hydrated to have the endurance to complete the move.
- Set up a bribe or reward system.
Moving is already stressful, but when you’re doing it with kids, the entire experience can be more challenging. Aside from thinking about the move itself, you also have to pay attention to your children’s safety when moving. You need to make sure that all of them are engaged while having fun because if not, you might need to pacify their tantrums and mood swings. This is something which you don’t want to happen, right? To make things easier for you as a guardian and mover, set up a bribe or reward system. For example, you can give them tasks such as packing their toys or cleaning their rooms and whoever gets to finish first will receive a prize. This is an ingenious way of keeping your kids focused throughout the move. You’ll be able to get additional help from them too, without them noticing it. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone.
A Little Change Can Go A Long Way
Many homeowners don’t like the idea of moving – and with the number of tasks you’ll have to do before, during and after the actual move, it’s no surprise if you share the same sentiment. But if you want your move to be memorable for all the right reasons, let this article become your guide. Once you know the right tips and tricks when moving, the once tiresome task can become fun!