Moving into a new place brings up many different feelings. From excitement and anxiousness to hopefulness and transformation, moving can really be a rollercoaster of emotions, not to mention the intense physical and mental labor of transporting your home into a new zone.
While you may be tempted to keep up the hard work by organizing and designing after a long day of moving, you might want to think twice. In this post, we’re sharing seven ways to unwind after a day of moving. Trust us, taking just a few hours to relax will be well worth your while.
1. Clear yourself a chill space
First and foremost, we all know how chaotic a home looks right after move-in day. Boxes are everywhere, packaging from furniture deliveries is strewn across the floor, and there’s little method to the madness. So before you take some time to unwind, start by clearing yourself a little chill space. If you have seating, the living room is a great space to unwind in, or your bedroom.
Whichever room you choose, keep in mind, it doesn’t need to be perfectly tidy, just enough to give you enough mental clarity to really relax, if only for a few moments.
Moving ProTip: Anytime you move, you should keep a box or suitcase with things you’ll need immediately the day that you move in. Some clothes, a dopp kit, laptop, book, and a cozy blanket are sure to make you feel cozy from the moment you move in.
2. Do some yoga
Unless you hired professional movers to complete 100% of the job, odds are, you did at least some physical labor in the process. Lifting, shifting, and unloading are all seriously taxing on the body, so it’s important to give your muscles the care they need so they can heal effectively.
To give your muscles a little jumpstart in the healing process, take 10-20 minutes to do some yoga poses:
- Bow pose, camel pose, and bridge pose – good for back pain
- Cat-cow pose, child’s pose, and corpse pose – good for neck pain
- Boat pose, happy baby pose, and lion pose – good for stress
- Downward-facing dog, legs-up-the-wall pose, and plow pose – good for headaches
3. Take CBD
While stretching can certainly alleviate some of the stiffness and minimize some soreness you may feel the next day, it’s not a bad idea to take some hemp CBD pills, too. In addition to helping with physical pain, CBD can also provide stress relief and sleep-aid.
4. Draw a bath
There are two types of people in the world: bath people and anti-bath people. If the former describes your sentiments on the subject, why not indulge in a warm bath on your first night home? Doesn’t matter whether or not your new place has a cool and fancy bathtub, just class it up with these relaxation staples:
- Bath bomb
- Epsom salts
- Glass of wine, lemon water, or cup of tea
5. Netflix and chill
What better way to break in your new space than having a Netflix (Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO, etc.) and chill night? Cuddle up with your boo or your favorite cozy blanket and check out one of these streamable flicks:
- Uncut Gems
- Love, Guaranteed
- Lady Bird
- Palm Springs
- Peanut Butter Falcon
- The Joker
- Knives Out
- Jojo Rabbit
6. Take advantage of outdoor space
If you’re lucky enough to have a yard, patio, or deck at your new place, why not put it to use night one? Set up some candles, a few camp chairs, whip up a beautiful cocktail, and enjoy the peace and quiet of your new place.
Bonus: The indoor mess can’t overwhelm you when you’re outside – out of sight, out of mind!
7. Draw up design plans
If you’re really eager to get the ball rolling to set up your new home, sit back and draw up some design plans instead. Even if you’re tempted to, try to avoid taking measurements and moving stuff around, this is a time for relaxing! Let your imagination run wild as you draw up your dream space.
In between all of the moving, lifting, and organizing, make sure you take a little time to relax on move-in day. Use these tips to help!