Moving Madness

We’re right in the middle of March Madness, and everyone’s checking their brackets to see how they’re doing. But as the weather gets warmer, it’s also becoming prime moving season. Fill out this bracket by choosing which thing is more important to you between each pair. Write the more important thing in the next blank box in the bracket until you find your most important priority.The champion will help you decide if it’s time to move.

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When deciding to move, you need to consider why you would go somewhere new or stay in your current home. This bracket will not only let you decide whether you should move but will also reveal something about your priorities.

If a pro-moving aspect won, you are ready to move. Head to Movers.com to get free quotes. Remember to get at least three estimates from multiple moving companies. Once you find the right company for you, the moving madness can begin.

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How to Get Rid of Your Stress After a Move

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Photo by: Stockimages (freedigitalphotos.net)

Moving is hectic–after your last box is unpacked and the stress is finally over, it’s time for some much-deserved relaxation. There are many ways to unwind, relieve your moving-related tensions, and enjoy your new home–check out our suggestions to get zen after a chaotic relocation!

Read a book. A great book is always the perfect way to relax and unwind.  If the movers haven’t delivered your bed or couch yet, curl up on a nice, comfy quilt and pillow on the floor!

Listen to music. Nothing soothes the senses like relaxing, ambient background music. Pop in a CD or log onto an online radio station to start listening to your favorite tunes.

Take a walk. Get some fresh air and explore your new town with a leisurely stroll around your neighborhood. See what the area has to offer–check out the local shops, cafes, restaurants and parks. Even just a quick walk around your block will give your stiff legs and back a good stretch.

Exercise. A little exercise can alleviate your stress and put your mind at ease. Going for a jog, doing yoga, or lifting weights will increase your endorphins and ease mental anxiety effectively—and help you get a great (and much needed) night’s sleep!

Go to a spa. Treat yourself to a day at the spa after concluding your stressful move–or create one in your own home! Indulge in a relaxing massage to work out the knots in your back after hauling heavy boxes and furniture, or pamper yourself with a rejuvenating facial or pedicure.

Take a nap. Simple enough, rest your tired eyes after your taxing move and take a refreshing snooze. After a strenuous move, the much-needed shut-eye will replenish your energy.

Take a bath. Soothe your aching muscles and unwind with a luxurious bath. Add some essential oils such as lavender, mandarin, bergamot, ylang ylang, or jasmine. Light a few candles for ambiance  and play some soft music in the background.

Meditate. If you are feeling anxiety-stricken and overwhelmed from the moving chaos, take a few minutes to shut out the outside world. Sit in a comfortable position and relax all the muscles in your body. Focus on taking deep, even breaths, and concentrate on nothingness. You’ll be surprised how quickly you’ll feel relaxed and centered!

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Download Our Free Kid’s eBook David’s Cosmic Moving Adventure!

Davids Cosmic Moving Adventure CoverDo you have a child who is worried about his or her upcoming move?

Download a free copy of our story and activity book Earth to Mars: David’s Cosmic Moving Adventure to help your children deal with their moving fears in a productive way!

Follow protagonist David (and his talking miniature T-Rex Jeff) as they embark on an adventure that’s literally out of this world — traveling from Earth to their new home on Mars.

Children can follow along as David tells his friends he’s moving, packs his room and begins his journey to the Red Planet (with a stop on the moon along the way). Once there, David gets to work settling into his new Martian community and his brand new home.

In addition to David’s fully-illustrated story, children have an opportunity to keep active during their move by completing a series of activity pages, with everything from mazes to coloring sections, drawing prompts, space-libs and much, much more!

Haven’t yet found a moving company? Head to Movers.com and fill out a free quote form to get started receiving no-cost moving estimates.

And while you’re there, preview and download our other free children’s eBook Emma Brown’s Big Move to a Little Town!

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