Most people understand the basics of moving from one home to another. They may have experienced the process more than once, or perhaps have helped out friends and relatives with their own journeys.
Either way, the principles are quite simple. Give yourself enough time, use the best moving company you can afford, make sure your inventory of tasks is accounted for before you head from A to B, and oh yes, try not to leave the oven on before you lock up the house.
Practically, we get it. But what if you’re feeling a little emotional about moving house? Well, that’s natural. This is especially the case if you’ve lived in a home for a good and long period of time. Perhaps you’re more than capable of moving, but leaving and dealing with this seismic change is a little too much at this time of year. You’re not silly for this, in fact it’s perfectly normal.
But how can you deal with such an issue? Well, that’s what we intend to address with this article. Without further ado, please consider the following advice:
Creating A Moving Support System
There’s nothing wrong with asking for a little comfort from your friends and relatives before you move. That might involve spending time with them in coffee shops, preparing a nice evening meal for everyone to wish goodbye to the old house with, or simply letting out your emotions to your relatives and letting them know your worries. This way, they can help you as friends and close family members do, totally understanding that this is an emotional time. It may be for them, too.
Saying Goodbye To Your Old Home
It’s nice to say goodbye to your old home with a few simple activities, like deep cleaning to leave it in a nice state, to taking pictures of each room to remember it by. You can also throw a house-leaving party where appropriate, say goodbye to your neighbors and let them know when you’ll be going, or booking a nice adventure in your local area such as a weekend break, if you know you’re not going to be back for a while. This way, you can enjoy the closure you deserve.
Transitioning with Children and Pets
It’s true that children can also find moving to be quite upending, even if they know the reasons why and are looking forward to the new home. To keep them in good spirits, it’s worth showing them the new house so they feel comfortable with it, pictures or videos of their new school, and to spend time with them even among the chaos of packing everything up to head from place to place. They’ll no doubt ask a million questions, but answering them can also help you straighten out this new experience in your own mind too, so it’s only helpful to everyone involved from the jump. Your pets will ask less questions, but it’s good to comfort them too.
With this advice, you’re certain to move house capably, not pushing aside those emotional feelings, but embracing them too.