It can be challenging to maintain good morale while making a residential move. The stress of an unknown future, the hard work of relocating, and knowing you’re leaving behind a familiar place can impact your quality of life. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to maintain good morale while relocating. For example, engaging with your family and turning moving into less of a chore can make your relocation more enjoyable.
1. Let the Kids Help
Moving can be hard on kids as well as adults. Kids often feel powerless when their parents need to move because so much seems out of their control. Let them participate in the packing process if you have children in your house. Give them a say over where their new room will be, and let them play a role in choosing colors to paint the new home. Letting the kids help takes some burden off you (which is good for your morale) and puts some control back in their hands (which is good for their morale as well).
2. Take Time to Have Fun
It’s easy to get caught up in all the work needed when relocating. But don’t let all that work get you down! Instead, take time to have some fun even as you’re packing and doing all the items on your to-do list.
Make a schedule of fun or relaxing things to do outside the house – like going to the park, visiting the beach, or just grabbing a movie. Getting out of the house and doing something enjoyable will help you and the other household members regroup and relax.
3. Make Packing Parties
Make packing more enjoyable. Bring together neighbors who’ve enjoyed living close to you, and make a “packing party.” The people you love can help you get ready to go, and you can enjoy music and pizza. Then, when you’ve completed the work for the day, watch a movie or play games in the yard.
You don’t need to invite someone special to your house to have a packing party. You can also enjoy packing by spending time with the people you live with. Just remember to make the food delicious, and keep the music playing!
4. Have Compassion for Stressed Family Members
Some members of your household will likely find moving to be very challenging. Even if you’re not feeling overly stressed about the relocation, you may know some people who are. Have compassion for the people in your household struggling to maintain their happiness and good morale. By showing them extra love and kindness, you can help relieve some of their stress.
5. Discuss the Fun Stuff Coming in the Future
Don’t forget to look toward the future for all the things you’ll enjoy about your new home! By discussing the fun stuff to come, you give yourself and other members of your household something to look forward to.
Get Your Relocation Off to the Right Start
The easiest way to take the stress off members of your household is to get your relocation off to the right start with a moving company that does the work for you. Contact us today to discuss your relocation.