Moving can be one of the most physically stressful experiences in your life especially if you are not using a professional moving company like Allied Van Lines. Using Allied Van Lines enables you to save money on gas but, of course, the biggest obstacle in moving from your home is the emotional stress that you will feel. It is the memories that make the house we grew up in or started our family in that makes it a home. Moving out of our home and starting anew is an emotional experience.
Time To Say Goodbye
Having to say goodbye to a house that has memories in every room is hard. No one prepares you for your feelings of seeing the height notches on the wall in the hallway noting how tall family members were growing or even the sound of a creaking door or floor. When we move we are leaving behind years of memories when food was cooking on the stove in the kitchen and sharing special dinner memories in the house with family, friends, and loved ones on. You have lived every day in the rooms you must now say goodbye to.
Yes, you are moving to another home and there is no doubt that you will create new memories over time. But until then, there are a few tips you can use to help you move forward. Why not take a piece of your memories with you? Take something from your old home that is special to you. Why not take a tree seed, a flower clipping from your garden, or something you can plant at your new home. Also, take out your camera on your cellphone, tablet, etc., and begin taking photos.
Take New Photos – Create New Memories
There is nothing like photos to capture and hold loving memories. You can protect your emotional state by taking lots of photos. Take pictures of each square room inch before you pack up so that when you look back your memories are triggered regarding certain humorous and loving events that took place in the various rooms. Also, before you start packing, take pictures or videos of family members watching TV, mom or dad cooking in the kitchen, kids playing and hanging out. Saying goodbye to your old home is psychologically helpful when you have photos to look back on.
My grandmother was redoing her walls at a time when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. We wrote his death and date on a bare wall that we were papering over. When we moved, if a new family moves in and removes the wallpaper, they are in for a surprise history lesson. Use one of the bare walls to write on – yes it is okay because people always repaint your old walls anyone – leave a note in pencil that is easy to erase, welcoming them to make new memories of their own just as you did.
Host a Farewell Or Packing Party
To further say goodbye to hearth and home, why not host a party. Not only are you saying goodbye to nearby friends, but your current neighbors will help you say goodbye to your house. Your friends can share in the great stories you have experienced in your old home because they have been a part of your home. They can remind you of when your baby boy took his crayons and walked up the stairs making lines on the wall while you were all entertaining in the living room. P.S., they can also help you pack up!
Yes, moving can be made stress-free using a professional moving company because they can supply all the boxes, tapes, bubble-wrap, etc. that you need. Therefore, follow some or all of these memory tips to help give you stress-free emotional support. Every crevice, crack, or hole in the wall of your old home is filled with love, sadness, and laughter which you will not forget, but whose memories you will bring into your new home life.
You will still probably cry as you pack and when you move because you are leaving precious memories behind but are still within your heart. But know that you are opening your new home with unexpected joy and new memories that you and your loved ones will make together.