How to Handle Homesickness After a Move

If you’re gearing up for a move, hopefully you’ve hired a team of professional residential movers. They can make your move a lot less stressful, but you’re likely to feel much more than stress. It’s normal to feel excited, but it’s also normal to feel homesick when everything is said and done.At Wheaton Moving & Storage, we’re your expert Fishers family movers. We understand what it takes to execute a flawless moving plan, but we also know how to help you settle into life in your new home. Just follow our tips for reducing the pangs of homesickness after your move.

Stay Connected

One of the best ways to reduce homesickness is to feel connected to friends and family back home. Technology makes this easier than ever.

Reach out by phone or use social media. Video services like Skype are another great way to visit with friends and family.

Don’t underestimate old-fashioned methods of staying in touch. A handwritten letter or card is often a more meaningful way of staying in touch than a Facebook message. Care packages can really help too.

Try New Things, But Don’t Forget About the Old

One of the most exciting things about moving to a new town is all the new things you can do! Don’t be afraid to explore. Visit local attractions and plan to attend local events. Find new activities in the area that you’ve never tried before. Every town has something unique to offer!

Trying new things can get you excited about your new home, but don’t forget all the old things you used to do. Eat at your favorite chain restaurants and hit the tennis court, if that’s what made you happy living in your old town. It’ll help you bridge the gap between the old and the new.

Plan a Road Trip Back Home

How far away you move from your Indiana home will depend on how often you can take a quick road trip, but even just planning one can make you feel better. If you can plan to return home every other weekend for the first few months, it can go a long way towards making you feel less homesick. If you live further away, plan your first road trip, even if it won’t happen for another six months. Having it planned will give you something to look forward to.

Our household movers recommend inviting friends and family to see your new home too! If you’re still in the moving process, we can make your move less stressful. Just give us a call and ask us about our Fishers residential moving services!