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5 Ways to Beat the Moving Blues

Moving comes with many mixed emotions. While it’s exciting to move on to a new place, it can also be hard to say goodbye to an old home. It’s where you spent a period of your life, and it holds special memories. It’s normal to experience the moving blues, but there are things you can do to help overcome them.

Take Time to Say Goodbye

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Taking time to say goodbye to your old home can make your move easier. Find ways to truly enjoy the last few weeks in your home. Here are some ways you can do this.

Host a Final Gathering

One way to beat the moving blues is to host your closest friends and family one last time at the home you’re moving out of. Use this time to share everyone’s favorite stories and experiences that happened in the home. Having a fun gathering with close friends and family is also a great way to blow off some steam before the move. However, make sure to take precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Take Advantage of Your Old Home’s Unique Features

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Your old home may have some features your new home does not. Maybe your new place doesn’t have a pool. Make sure to enjoy your pool as much as you can before moving out. 

Take Photos and Videos of Old Home

Document your old home by taking photos and videos of it before moving. This is a great way to preserve the memories you’ve had there. You may not think it’s important now, but in the future, you’ll be thankful you did. They will help you appreciate that time of your life and can bring back fond memories.

Take Walks around Your Old Neighborhood

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Taking walks around your old neighborhood can help you enjoy your final days there. During your walks, try to notice things you haven’t before. Keep things interesting by switching up routes. Say hi to your neighbors one last time.

Visit Your Favorite Places Nearby

Spending time at your favorite places nearby before your move can make the goodbye easier. You won’t feel like you are leaving too fast. Are you going to a whole new city? Consider taking a full day to enjoy the city you’re moving out of. Visit your favorite restaurants and shops, and partake in your favorite activities in the city.

Visualize Your Live in Your New Home

Visualizing your life in your new home can help you focus on the excitement of moving. Paint a positive picture of your new home in your mind. Think about what you are most looking forward to. How are you going to decorate your new space? How is it going to feel once you’re settled in?

Unpack Right Away

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The quicker you unpack, the quicker you’ll be able to settle into your new home. Familiar items will help you adjust to the new space faster and make the house feel like a home. Unpacking right away will help you build momentum so you don’t end up living out of boxes weeks later. Unpack one room at a time. This will make moving more manageable. Finish one room before moving on.

Introduce Yourself to Your Neighbors

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Knowing your neighbors can make a place feel more like home. There are natural ways of getting to know your neighbor. Spend some time outside to show that you are open to interacting. Regular walks will help you become more familiar with your new community.

It can feel awkward to introduce yourself to neighbors, but it’s easier if you let go of the pressure. It doesn’t need to be awkward. Keep things short and sweet and try to find out if you guys have any common interests.

Explore Your New Community

Have fun with your family by exploring your new community. Drive around to check out local shops and restaurants nearby. Find out if your new community has any nearby trails or parks.

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These are all great ways to help you beat the moving blues. If you want more time to savor your old home without the stresses of moving, you may want to consider hiring a white glove moving company. Megan’s Moving offers full-service moves so you don’t have to worry about packing. This way you can focus on enjoying the last days in your old home. Request a quote for your full-service move today!

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