Everyone knows a big move can be one of life’s most challenging events, both physically and emotionally. So if you feel stressed or anxious during a move, that is perfectly normal. Many times just the sheer physical exhaustion of moving is enough to throw you into a temporary funk. Making a move can indicate a positive change in our life, like a new job or a new relationship. Still, no matter how positive you expect the move to be, there can be pre-existing depression or even a new feeling of depression that moves with us. It can also happen to anyone, so there is no shame if you begin to feel down during a big move. If you have recognized and determined that you are suffering from relocation depression, here are some things to focus on.
- Feelings of depression or anxiety
are often heightened when you are rushed or forced to move quicker than comfortable.
Allow plenty of time to prepare for your move and start the process as early as
you can. Expect to need time after the move to get back to normal. If you can,
book some time off work to unpack and recover from the physical and mental
effort. It will give you space to adjust to the changes.
- Try to carve out space in your new
home that will automatically “feel like home.” Set up a favorite rug, blanket,
or pictures that make you feel like you are home. Having this little bit of
comfort can help your new home feel safer and more settled. Find a way to
integrate the things you love in your new home’s design, and you will see how
quickly the space will gain personality and warmth.
- Recreate some of your old routines.
You may have a big desire to push ahead with unpacking, but it might be better
for your mental health to stay on an established schedule. Little things such
as familiar meals, regular exercise routines, reaching out to friends and
family that you usually talk to can go a long way towards easing the
transition. In other words, do the things that made you happy in your old
place, even if you have to do them in a new way.
- Find something to be excited about
in your new city. Put on your tourist hat and head out and do all the touristy
things your new city has to offer. This has the added benefit of giving you a
chance to familiarize yourself with the city. Walking increases calmness, so
explore the walkable sections of your new city on foot!
- Try to make relationships in your
new city by getting involved with local interest groups, taking a class,
volunteering, or extending invitations to neighbors and coworkers to hang out.
Just be sure to set realistic expectations about the amount of time it takes to
foster new relationships; it can be tricky!
- Above all else, if your relocation
depression or anxiety is debilitating or lingers longer than you think it
should, speak with a professional. You may need additional help.
Moving is stressful, and we want to make sure that we
go above and beyond what the competition does to ensure your satisfaction. Zippy Shell
is here to take the stress out of your move allowing you to focus on your
physical and emotional health during this exciting time. Give us a call today
to see how we can help make your move simple.
Moving to a new home? Try out some of these tips to set up your kitchen in the most efficient ways possible!
Proper food storage
Know which foods must be refrigerated, don’t need to be refrigerated, and which should be frozen. This will help give you a guideline of where your food should go. Store your meats in the bottom of your fridge where it is coldest and where any leaks would avoid contaminating any other food. Dairy can be stored on the top shelf, where temperature is most consistent. Don’t store items with a short expiration date in the door, as this is the warmest part of the fridge.
Use up the empty space on the back of doors
The space on the back of your pantry or cabinet doors is going to waste. You can use a shoe organizer, pegboards, or mini shelves to hang up extra items on your door space such as pans, measuring cups, food, and more.
In your pantry and cabinets, things can get messy quickly. Use clear, rectangular storage containers to keep your food sealed fresh and pest-free. This also allows you to easily see all your food items with no need to dig through cardboard boxes or bags.
Organize all your kitchen items by what they are used for. Create different zones for storing items such as food, cleaning supplies, cooking tools, and silverware and dishes. This will make your kitchen more organized by having related items all in the same location.
Kitchens are one of the biggest clutter magnets. It’s not hard to get sucked into purchasing gadgets that you think will get a lot of use, when they will collect dust for years. Some of these helpful decluttering tips can get you started for when you don’t know what to get rid of first.
Have Zippy Shell Help
If you are moving to a new home, have Zippy Shell help move all your items for you! We will safely deliver your belongings to your new home and even help you move everything inside to allow for an easy set up.
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Starting a new school can be very intimidating. You leave behind your friends and the school community you already knew. You get thrown into all new classes, all new people, and a brand new building where you don’t know where anything is.
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You just purchased a new home and you already have a laundry list of items that you want to update or replace. While it’s totally normal to want to make this home your own, it’s important to make sure you have a solid plan for how you are going to carry out these renovations. A plan will help you stay on time, on your budget, and will help keep your stress level low during the renovations!
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