Blog November 28, 2020

What to do when you move to a new state

Life is easily confusing when you move somewhere. The feeling of excitement about new places and opportunities take over, but so does fear, doubt, and speculation. You’ve probably set some goals, even non-intentionally, and in the days after the move you slowly start feeling the pressure of them. For everything to go smoothly, there are few things our former customers offered to share with us, and we felt obliged to share with you, our future customers.

Take a mental time-out.

The move and everything connected to it is infamous for high levels of stress it produces on all sides and everyone involved. There are deadlines to meet, people to say goodbye to, things to haul, and all that in a limited time frame. Have a break right after you’ve settled in. There is a risk of the move taking a bigger psychological toll on you unless you take some time out and really absorb the surroundings. And for the surroundings to absorb you as well.

Make the place your own.

After dealing with the essentials, start opening up all the Bedroom and Bathroom labeled containers, as those are the two rooms you are advised to set up with priority. The great thing about this step is that it can take as long as you like. Take your time. And unlike packing up your home for a move, the best thing about unpacking is that you can stretch it in time and complete it at a much more comfortable pace. It is surely one of the first things to do after you move into a new home. Still, the great news here is that you’re the one controlling the unpacking speed to fit your immediate needs.

Make sure everyone is settled.

If you just relocated with a pet or pets, then you shouldn’t wonder too much about what to do after you move into a new house. This is so simple: you should make sure your animal friend is feeling okay after the sudden change of environment and unexpected leap out of their comfort zone. It wouldn’t hurt to spoil them a little. Show them how much you care for them by tending to their needs, and if possible, playing with them more frequently. It would be a bad idea to leave them alone for prolonged periods of time. Still, the best thing you can do for your beloved pet after moving into a new home is to give them enough time to acclimatize properly to the new environment. Keep a close watch on them and consider asking for professional advice if you see a problematic pattern emerging.

Contact State to State to get your move started.