If you’ve ever moved from one home to another, you know how difficult the process of starting over can feel. However, moving is also an excellent opportunity for a fresh start in a new place! And there’s no better time to start over than in a brand new decade.
Here are our top tips for making your move easier and creating a home in your new house:
Does It Bring Joy?
The new year is a chance to start over. When you’re moving, take the KonMari method to declutter before you pack. Follow these steps to create the perfect packing list:
Separate your home into categories. Marie Kondo uses the five categories of clothes, books, papers, Komono (miscellaneous items), and sentimental.
Go through each category entirely before moving on.
Starting with your first category, hold each item, and ask if it sparks joy. KonMari suggests dispelling all “rational thinking”—if the item makes you happy when you hold onto it, bring it with you! If it doesn’t, gently place it aside to be donated or sold.
Try to set aside a full day or weekend to the process instead of spreading it out over a few days.
Leave behind everything you no longer need or that no longer brings you joy. While the KonMari method is a great tool for creating the space you’d like, it may be hard to part with some items—and that’s okay! Ultimately, you want to create a manageable list so you can merge your old space with your new home.
Get the children’s sleeping and living spaces set up first and foremost to help your new house feel more like home. Typically, children have a harder time adjusting to big moves at younger ages, so setting their space up for them will help them feel more familiar and comfortable in the new home. Plus, it will give them a space to play or hang out while you set up the rest of the house.
Set Some Goals
Moving in a brand new decade is a great way to establish brand new goals for the next era of your life. These goals can be something you’ve always wanted to try, or they can be a continuation of your life in your old home!
Did you move to a warmer climate? Find a new running path or park to take the kids to when the weather is too beautiful to miss.
Additionally, getting involved in activities outside of school, work, or the home can make a move much more manageable. Seek out community events to take the kids to or enroll them in sports or music/art lessons to get out and about, meet new people, and build a new set of skills along the way!
Make It Yours
Un underrated tip to moving is to pack your favorite items separately so you can set them up immediately when you arrive in the new location. Setting up your favorite music or lighting a familiar candle will make your new home feel homier.
Moving is an emotionally, physically, and mentally straining process. It can be tempting and effortless to order out for Chinese food or pizza after a long day of moving and unpacking, but cooking a meal for the first night in your new home can make everyone feel more at ease.
Before the Move: Hire Professional Movers
Your life will be busy enough with the move, new job, new schools, and unpacking. Let the professional movers at True Friends Moving Company make things a little easier for you! Our team can assist with senior moving, complex specialty moving, and in-house moving. Our crews will take care of all the planning, supervising, packing, moving, and set-up—all you have to do is let us know what you’d like!
Contact True Friends Moving Company today to schedule your move or discuss your options with our team.