Moving to a new place is an exciting experience. It’s healthy to move on to new places and experiences to give your life a fresh perspective. Even if you are happy about the move, though, that doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t miss the place you are leaving if you loved it while you were there.
To give yourself closure and get the most from the home you are leaving, we have some suggestions on things to do that will help you move on with no regrets.
How to Have No Regrets Before Moving to a New Place
Throw a party
To say goodbye to your old home, a party is a great way to celebrate all the wonderful memories you had there. Invite your friends and family over to share some of the best stories that were experienced in the house. It can be a lot of fun to reminisce and it will also help give you some closure as you move on to the next chapter of your life. Plus, it’s a nice excuse to blow off some steam before the big move.
Use the features your new home doesn’t have
Chances are, your new home is not identical to the one you’re leaving. Even if the new one is an upgrade, there may be one or two things it doesn’t have that the old one does. Take advantage of these features while you can. For example, if your old home has a pool but your new one doesn’t, throw a pool party before you leave. Make the most of those features while you have them.
Take photos and video of the home
To remember the home, take a good number of photos and videos to document it before you leave. We recommend doing this before you start packing so you can get a feel for what it was like while you were living there. You may feel like this is a waste of time at first, but after a while, you’ll be glad you have documentation of a home with so many great memories.
Walk around the neighborhood
Take a walk around the neighborhood and take in all the details. Try to notice things you maybe didn’t notice or appreciate before. And switch up the route you take – not only will that give you a new perspective of the neighborhood, but it may lead you to some new discoveries. You’ll also have a chance to say hi to your neighbors one last time.
Go to your favorite places nearby
If you’re moving to an entirely new city, take at least one day to enjoy your current city and your favorite destinations. Eat at your favorite restaurants, go to your favorite shops, and take part in some activities you’ll miss that the new community doesn’t have. Even if it does have some of the same things, it’s nice to revisit the ones you’re used to going to so you can take in the details one last time before moving on.