It is easy to dismiss a life event such as moving as something you simply have to do and get over with. After all, it is just about moving things from one place to another, right? But you will come to realise soon enough that you've built your entire life around this home and have a much stronger bond with it than you think. Regardless, this anxiety stems from the fact that you are leaving the one place that has been a constant in your life.
As such, even the mere fact of moving furniture from where they've been for years is a heavier burden than most people can actually carry. If you are moving to a new home yourself, you may feel guilty about having neither the energy nor the willpower to actually move house. On the flip side, it should comfort you that you are not alone in loathing the necessity of moving. Nevertheless, you have to do it.
So, how do you cope?
Outsourcing the Physical Stuff
If you are nearing moving day and are dreading moving your belongings, turn to removalists. Perth’s A2B Removals Group is an example and, as their name suggests, they will shoulder the stress of carrying everything quite literally.
No Rash Decisions
The last thing you want is to make mistakes and the one sure way this will happen is if you rush into decisions. In the heat of the moment, think economically: is this object valuable and suited for your new home? Will it cost you more with the removalists?
Keep Necessities Close
The few things that will make your new home feel like home are the things you hold dear or, more practically, the ones you will need. If you can, try to keep objects of high sentimental and necessity value close. Use your car to move a few of them or earmark a separate box for it all for easier unpacking.
Enjoy (Even If Forced)
If you can force yourself to be productive when your mind and body shuts down on you, you can enjoy moving. It sucks but a fresh start is something that should encourage you to be livelier about this.
Hominess, though an abstract thing, will depend on how your things transform a strange place into your new home. It may take some time, but like millions of families and individuals who moved before, things can only get better from here.