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Moving with your New Year’s Resolutions

December 31, 2013 | Wheaton News & Events

Making New Year’s resolutions is easy. Keeping them is the hard part. It’s been said that it takes three weeks to establish a new habit. For some, the timeframe may be shorter while for others the timeframe may be longer. The latter may especially be true if you disrupt your routine schedule with something like moving. Wheaton wants to help you approach the New Year with confidence. We understand that when you move – your life comes along with it, including New Year’s resolutions. Many resolutions revolve around eating healthy and picking up with a new hobby. The list of possibilities goes on and on.  Here are a few tips to reach your goals and not let moving disrupt your resolutions.


Stress eating 

It happens to many of us. When you’re stressed, you eat.  It  might be a late night run to Taco Bell, or constant munching due to a lack of time to cook full meals. Save money and stay healthy while moving by planning ahead.

Stock your fridge with a prepared fruit and veggie tray from your grocery’s produce department. It is assembled, clean and easy to access. Prepared foods come in handy when you get the late night ‘packing munchies’. Crackers and hummus are another quick and easy option.

Start the year off right by replacing some of your old “go-to” snacks with these healthier options. When it comes time for your move, you will already have kicked the old snack habits to the curb and feel much better knowing you are approaching the move with healthy perspective. These healthy foods with give you the lasting energy you will need for the long days.

Remember to drink plenty of water to help you stay hydrated. If you want to go above and beyond – offer your Wheaton movers water. While not necessary, they will love you for it!

Happy people have hobbies 

Picking up a new hobby, or getting back into an old one, seems to be another popular resolution. Don’t forget your hobbies because you’re relocating. Setting aside time for what you love can help you reduce stress. Don’t allow your move to consume your life. Visit our website to know how to prepare for a successful move. This should alleviate some of the stress and allow for some spare time.

Moving is a great time to integrate or start a new hobby, such as blogging or scrapbooking. Keep a blog of your move experiences from start-to-finish. This can help you work through the range of emotions you may experience while moving and keep your friends and family informed.

Hobbies, such as blogging and scrapbooking, also can help you document your move. Whether you are able to see it right now, this a big moment in your life! Take pictures of the move from the start-to-finish. Once arriving at your new house, take before pictures of the empty rooms. Pick a room in your new house to complete a decorating project you have been wanting to do. Be sure to document the project’s success with after pics, too! If scrapbooking isn’t your thing, you can compile the pics into a photo book. Online sites, such as Snapfish ( and Shutterfly ( are great resources for such things.

Embrace change

Change is hard. We often become creatures of habit and resist change. Relocating means a lot of change. This year, challenge yourself to change and make it a goal to embrace the adventure you are about to embark on!

Make it a New Year’s resolution to do something rewarding after the move. Look up unique activities available in the area to which you are moving. Challenge yourself to get active in your new community. It might take a little effort, but it will pay off. The sooner you get involved, the sooner it will feel like home.


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