Tips To Make Moving Less Stressful

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
This is a sponsored post in partnership with Jasco Products and Acorn Influence. All opinions are my own.

As many of you know, Hunter and I recently moved our little family out of our first home. We literally only moved a block up the street, but it was still pretty stressful. I'll be honest in saying I didn't want to move. I was incredibly content wIth our little life and with all our summer home improvement projects, it was starting to feel even more like home. Then the unexpected happened... Hunter's dad passed away. And when I say unexpected, I mean really unexpected. It ended up being best for the family for us to pack up and move, but wrapping my head around that was tough. I don't do so well with change, I just never have. And a new home in the blink of an eye, is a really big change. It took us the first year of Oaklyn's life to get her to sleep longer than like two hours at a time and we were finally on a schedule with her, how was I supposed to just stick her in a whole new home and hope she would sleep?? I had just redecorated our room and loved it so much that I cried when we left. We brought our first child home to that place, Hunter carried me over the threshold, and Oaklyn took her first steps all there! I knew we would be moving at some point, but I thought it was at least a year away so I was having some serious anxiety about moving this soon. We were so lucky to have so much help with packing and moving and I truly don't know how I would've done it without everyone that helped! Moving can truly be so hard and overwhelming. You are kind of packing on adrenaline and then you are suddenly in a new home surrounded by a million boxes. So what can you do to ease the burden a little bit? Here's a few tips!

1) Make sure you have appropriate lighting in your new home
Have you ever stubbed your toe on the coffee table trying to look for the light switch? Ever ran into the wall where you thought there wasn't one in the pitch black? Ever fell down a stair or two because you thought you had a few more feet before reaching the top of the stairs? Yep... me too. Moving is stressful enough, you don't want to have to worry about running into all your furniture every day while walking through the dark. In our new place, Oaklyn is clear across the house from our bedroom and it has caused me to wake up panicked in the middle of the night, several nights. I find myself stumbling through our house at 2 in the morning just hoping I don't trip over something because I want to check on her. I knew that at some point, this could cause some injuries so we decided to look into a few different night lights! I know... I'm in my 20's and I want to research night lights?? I loved the idea of being able to see in the dark, but I didn't love the idea of a night light being on the entire night. We like our home pitch black at night. It helps all of us sleep so much better. That's when we decided Motion activated LED lights would be the perfect fit. We did some research, and I loved the GE Motion activated LED night lights. I absolutely love that these lights add a sense of safety and security to our home. GE has made it so night lights aren't just for kids anymore ;) However, they are definitely perfect for a child's room. There is a 45 minute timeout feature that is perfect to light up any hallway for a middle of the night bathroom trip. There are dual light levels that help you decide how much brightness you want to let out and the coolest part is that they are motion sensing! They require AA batteries and they install just like your average nightlight, just plug it into the nearest outlet! These Motion Activated LED night lights have really eased the burden of running into things during my middle of the night wake up to check on my daughter and have even helped me feel safer in a new home.


2) Ask friends and family to help
It was so nice to have friends and family around helping us. Hunter had some of his guy friends come help with the heavy lifting while us girls were inside cleaning and making sure everything was spotless when it came time to leave. When we were all done moving our friends and family stayed around for a little bit to unpack and make sure we were feeling somewhat settled. It was so nice to not have to worry about paying moving guys on the clock. While I know we'll have to hire a moving crew one day when we have more furniture, it was nice to just have friends and family around to help ease the stress of moving.

3) Make sure you have nothing else going on the week you are moving
This is where I went wrong! I had a jam packed week, and even the week before that when packing. I was so scatter brained and really did not think about what I was placing in boxes. There was absolutely no method to my madness. If I would have left my week open to just packing I'm sure it would have been much more smooth for me and I wouldn't have misplaced several items. I'm still trying to figure out where I put things!

Those would definitely be my top three tips on making your move less stressful. Also, the time change is quickly coming in November and you need to make sure you are prepared for a little more darkness whether you are in a new home or not! The days are going to begin to get shorter and the nights are going to feel a whole lot longer making it harder and harder to see where you are going amidst the darkness. Trust me in saying that the convenience and safety of Motion LED Lights will make your life so much easier.  They are perfect for moms like me that are constantly checking on their baby, or visitors that have no idea where they are going in the middle of the night. Motion LED lights are definitely the way to go this fall and every season!

In hopes to help all of you light up your home this fall with Motion LED Lights, I have an awesome giveaway!  One person will win a $200 Amazon gift card, to get some of your own GE Motion-Activated LED Night Lights during the coming darker months. Trust me, you are gonna want to enter! Just use the form below to enter! #Light4Night
So, How are you going to use Motion LED lights this season??
All my love,
Aleigh Joy

Motion LED Lights

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