What’s the difference between people who move often and with ease and those who are disturbed and need a huge personal effort to make a step forward and move? It’s the fear of change. This doesn’t come as a big surprise as we are all creatures of habits and are afraid of making mistakes.
Despite your personality traits, you wake up one morning to the realization that all that ‘life’ that surrounds you has to fit in some boxes and begin its trip to a new destination. New destination will mean embracing a new life, inevitably, no matter how you feel about it. But how? How do you go from an old home to a new home?
You know you shouldn’t be panicking but you don’t know how to stop it either. Take a deep breath and go through those seven tips on how to easily move.
Brainstorm the situation
Even though moving doesn’t happen all of a sudden usually, there is no perfect time for it.
Maybe you have to adapt to certain dates, but you can organize the whole process the way it’s best for you. You are the captain, don’t lose self-confidence.
First, make a list of the things that need to be done. See this helpful guide for references.
Set your daily, weekly, monthly goals
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Set clear goals. Divide monthly goals into weekly plans and weekly plans into daily tasks. Take into consideration the amount of free time you have.
Use the list you had previously made when setting goals.
Stick to your daily tasks. That’s the essence of productivity.
Selection and Categorization
First make a selection of what you are leaving behind. Actually, it’s beneficial to go through your possessions and throw out whatever you don’t relate to anymore. You can always donate clothes or find organizations that collect old furniture.
Going through things might mean going through memories. If you realize you are spending too much time above some drawers, cut the action.
The next step is to organize your belongings by categories. So, you have already cleared your wardrobe, your bookshelf, and so on. Now bring all your papers and books and divide them into different categories like bills, contracts, etc. Think of your criteria for choosing packing categories.
Finally, a ’mess’ is categorized and ready to be put in the boxes.
Personalize your packing material
Packing can come in any size, shape, material, style, colour. Choose the one you prefer! Some should bring your mood up while others should be really useful.
Add name tags to each box. Keep in mind how it would be practical if you knew what hides in each box, especially when you are unpacking.
While packing, don’t forget to protect your goods, especially if you are dealing with something that could break. Wrap fragile things in bubble wrap or even surround it with clothes.
The precious artifacts of your previous life are nicely organized in boxes spread around your ‘old’ home until you take the helm of the boat.
Obviously, you cannot do it alone. Choose good support! Whether you want to include your friends in the process or choose professionals to help you, you need somebody.
Be ready that things might get out of your control, but remain calm and quickly take over again. If you are choosing a moving company pay attention to their insurance clauses.
How you will feel in your new home depends a lot on the first moments spent in it. Don’t load your new environment with anxiety and pressure coming from a bunch of unpacked boxes.
Don’t open boxes frantically, relax, wait. Make a plan once again: room by room.
Take your time. Spend some time in your new home. Feel the way the new space breaths.
Then, start adding your ‘energy’ into the space.
Throw a Housewarming party
While all furniture and belongings are adapting to a new space, you are probably emotionally involved. There is a bit of chaos inside of you. You will need some time to adapt, but stay positive.
Set a date for your first party in a new nest.
Make your moving officially over.
Open a new chapter in your life.