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The Emotional Side of a Move

The Emotional Side of a Move

Moving your home is never easy. There are so many things you need to consider in order to execute a successful move. Do you have all of your packing supplies? Have you contacted the correct agencies to deal with your water, electricity, and waste collection? What about changing your address? Have you filled out the proper forms in order to receive mail at your new home? You get the point. There are several things that need to happen long before you close the moving van and lock the doors for the final time. Whatever your moving needs may be A Mother’s Touch Movers has you covered. We can assist you with all the things you need to pack up your belongings. We can even pack up for you. Whether you utilize our services for unloading your own truck or let us help you from start to finish, we can create a deal just for you. One thing we have noticed over the years is the emotional toll moving can have on families and their loved ones. We know that leaving your cherished home can be taxing. Here are some tips on handling the emotional side of a move.

Say Goodbye

Moving on is hard. Don’t try to fight this. Remember that the home you currently reside in has value to you and your family. You’ve made memories there and you do not have to forget them just because you are moving. Chances are, you formed lasting relationships with people in your neighborhood or town. These connections will not be lost once you close the door. Might we suggest throwing a good-bye party for the important people in your life, even if you are only moving to a different part of Brevard? Celebrating the memories and the people with whom you share them is a great way to begin the transition.

Take Care of Yourself

Moving creates anxiety and could lead to depression in some. With all you have to do and all the things you are afraid you are forgetting, it is no wonder moving is such a cause of stress. When you add in the emotional ties you may have to your current surroundings, it just makes sense that you could feel down. If you or a family member is struggling with a move, reach out. Talk to those closest to you. Find a safe person to share your fears and concerns. Perhaps now is the time to meet with a licensed mental health professional. There is absolutely no shame in asking for help. Don’t let a move cause strife and discord in your life.

Plan Ahead

There’s a saying: “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Sure, you cannot anticipate all that a move will entail but having a solid strategy in place will help alleviate some of the stress that a move can entail. Begin several months out planning your move. Call the moving company and secure their services. Collect packing supplies as you go rather than the few days leading up to your move. You also need to be flexible in your planning. Things may not go according to your specified plan and that is okay! If you are prepared, you have the freedoms to be flexible. This will help your mental state as well. When you are prepared and ready, you can handle the unexpected a little easier.

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