Zen Moving Tricks and Tips
Many people simply think of moving and they instantly become a bundle of nerves. What is it about moving that has people chewing their nails and pulling their hair out? Sure, there is a lot to do and you often need to make temporary adjustments to your schedule, but it does not have to be a chaotic day. In fact, if you follow the below tricks and tips, you will find that the move will go smoother than you could have ever imagined.
It does not matter how cool and collected you typically are, if you wait until the last minute to take care of everything, you are going to feel overwhelmed and stressed. As soon as you know that you will be moving, you need to create a timeline that has everything that you need to do added to it. This includes something as basic as packing to a small detail you may overlook like getting copies of school records. The more organized you are, the better you will be able to stay on schedule. This allows you to go into the move knowing that everything has been taken care of.
The earlier you begin packing, the less you will get stuck with at the last minute. The only problem with packing early is that a ton of boxes in a room can create a lot of negative energy. According to Feng Shui practitioners, every object in a room gives off its own energy. When there are too many objects, it appears cluttered and busy, and can affect your mood.
Ideally, you will stack packed boxes in a spare room or the garage. If you live in a studio apartment and really have nowhere to put the boxes, stack them neatly in a corner. It does not hurt to toss a blanket or something similar over them as well. Now, a pile of 15 boxes has become one object, thereby looking less busy.
Get Up Early
Moving day is not the time to press the snooze button a couple extra times. If you get up late, you will start your day in a panic, and this will reflect on your mood all day. If you think you might oversleep, ask someone reliable to give you a wakeup call.
It is not a bad idea to go for a quick walk or bike ride before the movers arrive. While you don’t want to exhaust yourself, you do want to do a little exercising because it will cause your body to product endorphins. These are natural painkillers that make you feel good mentally and physically.
Kids and Pets
Ideally, the move will take place without kids and/or pets being in the way. It is typically easy to find someone to watch children. If you are moving a long distance and don’t know anyone to watch them in the new location, be sure to pack activity books and toys to keep them occupied.
This applies to pets as well. If you have someone to watch them, this is ideal. If you can take them over to the new place ahead of time so they don’t get in the way, this works too! Of course if you need to leave them there for a few hours on moving day, you should take them to the new place at least once prior to the move, so it is a familiar environment.
Yoga and Meditation
Two of the easiest ways to maintain your composure during this time is to practice yoga and/or meditation daily. Both of these activities help you find your center and remain balanced, and you will find it hard to let anything get to you.
Even if you have movers handling everything, this day will take a lot out of you. Be sure to have snacks packed that are healthy. The last thing that you want to do is load up on sugar and coffee because your blood sugar levels will spike and drop, which will affect your mood and your outlook on your moving day.