Many people have decided THIS is the summer to move. Low interest rates are inspiring folks to take on this giant task. Many who are moving have been in their homes for many, many years. Typically this means that they have acquired a lot of things. If I’ve observed anything from owning my own home it’s this: We hang on to useless items IF we have the space to store them. Why is this? Because then we don’t have to make decisions and process the hard choices. (It’s really not necessary to find the tattered coffee table book a good home.) We succumb to fear. (Wow, that’s a strong statement.) Let me explain by stating some of the more common fears:
Tackling the Process of Packing
It will also let you spend the time to correctly assess your items before the chaos of packing begins. During the packing process, you will likely come across additional items. And that's okay.
4. Maintain perspective. Most things that go wrong in a move can be worked out eventually. Try not to sweat the small stuff. It’s all small stuff. Adopt an attitude of patience and gentleness (with yourself and others) and it will all work out.
many tasks, but do you have the time? Your time is associated with a dollar value, although it isn’t always clear what that amount is. The more tasks we have to complete, the less time we have; thus, our time becomes more valuable. If you want to assess the dollar amount you give to your time, check this out. If you would benefit from a team, consider hiring the following professions: Handyman, Mover, Professional Organizer, or Stager.
Trying to process through these fears can cause overwhelming feelings, which leads to avoidance and getting stuck.
Few occasions bring on a purge like a move. It provides a natural opportunity to assess our belongings and deal with our fears. Many are downsizing to a simpler lifestyle, which requires living in a smaller space with less “stuff.” We must process through our own belongings and potentially other family members’ belongings. Trust
me, you don’t want to box up that volleyball set you haven’t used in five years. But you are tempted to do just that because then you don’t have to make a decision.
Getting Unstuck: How to Prepare for a Smooth Transition
Moving is an overwhelming task, even if you consider yourself an organized person. If you take a little time to plan what lies ahead, you’ll be more prepared and less stressed through the process.
Here are recommendations to help you prepare: