A brand new space might just be what you need to sleep better and healthier. Don’t think of moving as a chore. Think of it as an opportunity to create a sleep oasis in a fresh, new space. If there’s still time before the big move, there are plenty of things you can do to smoothen the process as well as make sure that your new bedroom is a comfy improvement from your last.
#1 Paint the Walls and Ceiling with Calming Colors
Soft and muted colors work best in the bedroom. Think neutral colors: hues of light blue, gray, pink, and other pastel and earth tones can introduce a very relaxing vibe. If you have time before you actually move to the new bedroom, find the time (or hire someone) to plan out your future bedroom’s color scheme.
Avoid bright and loud colors/patterns that excite and arouse. Painting your bedroom in exciting colors is counterintuitive to creating a space that’s all about relaxation and sleep.
#2 Ditch the Clutter and Adopt a Minimalist Vibe
Moving house is a great opportunity to ditch the things in your bedroom that you don’t actually need. A highly cluttered and disorganized environment can negatively affect the way your mind deals with anxiety, tension, and stress.
The less clutter is visually present in the bedroom, the less unnecessary info your mind has to deal with before bedtime. If you absolutely can’t throw certain unsightly possessions away, at least organize them, or better yet, keep them out of sight.
#3 Halt New Deliveries Until You Move to Your New Location
If you’re planning to order new furniture like a bed or anything else that might need to be carried to your new home soon, just wait until you’re in your new location. It’s much easier (and possibly cheaper) for you to just have your new stuff delivered to where you’re planning to stay permanently in the future. Additionally, try to pick new and comfortable stuff that’ll go with your new bedroom’s colors.
#4 Do Advanced Research on Locally Available Services, Restaurants, and Other Amenities
Before you even move to your new address, you should know where you can go to do your laundry, sample the local food, and buy medicine. Where are the nearest groceries and coffee shops? Familiarizing yourself with your new address is not just convenient, it shows your neighbors that you’re ready and eager to know your new neighborhood.
#5 Take This Opportunity to Upgrade Your Internet Service Provider
Optionally, you can retain your old one if it’s reliable. However, if your Internet at home is considerably slow, this big move could be the opportunity you need to finally find a better provider. Check out the local ISPs available in your new address; there’s no harm in looking.
BONUS TIP: #6 Pack a Single Bag with Enough Clothes/Toiletries for a Week
At some point during the end of moving day, you might find yourself exhausted and surrounded by packed boxes of random stuff. When you’re too tired/busy to organize your new place, having at least enough clothes and toiletries to survive for a few days can lend some normalcy to an unfamiliar situation. You’ll be glad you took the time to pack a moving bag.