Although moving is a physical task, and one that requires a lot of preparation and hard work, being mentally up for the job can really help with the adjustment. \n\n\n\nHere are some suggestions to help you and your family enjoy the moving process as much as possible.\n\n\n\nPractise having a good attitude\n\n\n\nIf the move is 'sold' as an adventure, that's what it will be. If you are moving with children, this is an especially vital angle to focus on. Include your children in the necessary planning procedures and get excited about their input. This will help them feel a part of it all, as well as get them excited for the significant changes ahead. \n\n\n\nMake the most of getting on a plane\n\n\n\nTo break up the journey, and to add an element of fun to the move, why not plan a holiday en route to your new destination? Taking some time off after packing up your home and saying farewell to friends and family will help you feel rested and emotionally ready for your next chapter. \n\n\n\nExplore as soon as you can, as much as you can\n\n\n\nEnjoy your new surroundings by exploring as much as possible. Not only with this help you familiarise yourself with your new home, but it will enable you to get excited each time you find somewhere new to visit. Finding little gems in your new 'hood will also give you ideas of places to visit when friends and family come to visit. \n\n\n\nConnect with friends\n\n\n\nIf you know anyone who lives where you've moved to, make contact with them before you go. Make plans to reconnect once you arrive and let them tell you things you need to know about your new home town. This will help you feel connected and empowered as you settle in. \n\n\n\nMake a 'to buy' list\n\n\n\nSit down with your family and list all the things you need to buy (or hire) when you arrive. Create excitement around this, and include all family members, if possible. Consider large items such as a car, or smaller items such a surfboard for your child who has been longing to hit the beach. Make this an exciting process, but keep it as realistic as possible - don't commit to buying things you can't afford or know you'll never use. \n\n\n\nMaking a move?\n\n\n\nThe experts at 1st Move International will go out of their way to help make your move as streamlined as possible. Contact them for a quote so that they can help make your move and straightforward and painless as possible.