How to Spend the First Night in Your New Home
Whether you move with the help of a company like ours or you and your family do everything yourselves, the point when all of your belongings are in their new home and you at least have your furniture in place and your electronics set up is downright glorious. Even with a professional moving company there to assist you, the weeks before a move are still stressful on all involved because there are so many things to prepare and, oftentimes, a lot of adjustments to expect. We have some simple suggestions for how to spend the first night in your new home without having to unpack everything.
Even if you brought over some dry, nonperishable food items, order something that you can pick up quickly or have delivered so that you and your family can just sit back and relax without having to do any cooking. You won’t have any dirty dishes or countertops to clean and won’t be letting more time pass for your family’s appetites to grow and make everyone more irritable. Getting takeout is also just more fun and a great way to calm everyone down after a long and stressful day.
Watch a Movie
Settle in with even more relaxation by playing a movie. Whether it’s a family favorite or one that you’ve never seen before, having some takeout while watching a movie can be the perfect way to end the day, allowing you and your family to rest together and enjoy your new space. It can also help ease any anxiety that you may experiencing over starting a new job or nerves your kids are facing about starting at a new school.
Have a Glass of Wine
If you don’t have to tend to any kids, pour yourself and your significant other or roommate a glass of wine. Your nerves will likely be calmed and you will be able to enjoy both a delicious taste and mellow buzz while lounging in your new space. You may even get a little giggly and have some entertaining conversation. Just make sure that you drink responsibly so that you don’t trip over any unpacked boxes or wake up with a hangover on your first day at a new job.
Have a Campout
If any of the beds in your household need to be put together, you’re waiting for a new mattress to be delivered, or you or anyone else in your family is nervous about being in a new place and starting at a new school or job, then have a campout in the living room. Gather all of the blankets and pillows and take the night to just be with each other. Maybe have a pillow fight with the kids, tell funny stories, or marathon your family’s favorite show on Netflix. Not only will everyone be more relaxed after a stressful time, but no one will lie awake and alone all night worrying about monsters in the closet or whether their new classmates or colleagues will like them. Then, when everyone goes off to their own activities the next day, they will be much more confident having experienced such support from their family the night before.
Read a Book
Settling down in your pajamas with a good book can be one of the best ways to relieve stress and take your mind off of things if you’re in a situation where you won’t be interrupted. Forget your worries about starting fresh in a new place and meeting new people by reading about a fictional character’s epic struggles or pretending you’re on an adventure in a place filled with beautiful settings and wondrous creatures. When you set the book down to go to sleep, your head will be filled with fantasies of being a hero, having magic powers, exploring a new land, and other such thoughts instead of wondering what tomorrow will bring.