Moving can be fun or it can end up being horrible. For most people, it ends up being the latter. Packing, finishing paperwork, and trying to keep track of hundreds of boxes and pieces of furniture can be frustrating, especially if there’s a deadline to meet. For many people, the hardest part of leaving a house and moving is leaving behind the memories that took place in that home.
Leaving home and starting a new one doesn’t have to be a horrible experience. If it’s the packing you are struggling with, set up little checkpoints to reward yourself and the family when they get to that point. For instance, when the dinning room and kitchen are completely packed, let the family go out for a movie or ice cream. Or when your daughter’s closet is finally packed up, give her some nail polish.
If you’re trying to save money, offer rewards that don’t cost anything like coupons for getting out of chores, back massages, or having favorite meals made. Then, when you get to the new house, start making new memories. Don’t dwell on the friends and memories you left behind. Have a party in your new home for just your family. Do something special.
Something else you can do is to start making friends. Get to know your neighbors, don’t wait for them to appear on your doorstep with a casserole in hand, go out and meet them first. There’s nothing like friends to make your house feel like home.
Determine to make the new house a home. One thing you should do is make sure your new home is adequately protected. A home security system is one of the best ways to ensure you and your family are safe.
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