Getting Excited About Moving Day
Most people think of moving day and cringe. It doesn't have to be so. You're leaving a house where there are plenty of memories and past times and closing a chapter that's been open for a while. It's time to start a new one, which is something to look forward to and be excited about. New neighbors, new friends, new decorations and layout, new memories. Change keeps life exciting and gives us something to look forward to. Moving day is the transition from old to new and shouldn't be stressful, it should be welcomed as a turning point in your life.
Out with the Old
It's time to do some spring cleaning before moving day (and by spring cleaning I don't mean using a mop and Windex). This is the perfect opportunity to sift through items that have been hanging around collecting dust, especially those that are in the attic. If you have a gadget that you haven't used in over 2 years and it'll never get used again, put it in a box to give to charity along with anything else that you don't have a use for anymore.
This is a golden chance to oust those memories that weigh you down also. If you're leaving a home that may have more depressing memories than uplifting ones, it's time to get rid of anything that may remind you of them. You don't want to have items at your new house where if you look at them they will trigger a crying episode. It's time to move on and get a fresh start in life. You've got a new place to live so why not fill it with new belongings and aspirations that will reflect this new chapter you're beginning.
In with the New
Who doesn't love new stuff? Moving is the perfect opportunity to spice up your design palette with new decorations. You might pick a theme that reflects the new outlook that moving day will bring for you, bright colours like yellow, peach or baby blue. You don't even have to break the bank, a coat of paint on the walls can drastically change the look of a room. Leaving the blinds open at your new house during the day will brighten not only the room but your mood also. You'll find your new home quite cheery and comfy by making these subtle changes.
New applies to your neighbors also. If you have kids this could be a great opportunity to teach them that moving isn't something that will end their friendship with the ones that lived in their old neighborhood, they just get to make new ones to add to their circle. The same would apply to adults as well, especially if you're moving to a new city. New friends bring new opinions, activities, conversations and bonds that you might not have found had you not moved.
So the next time you're thinking about moving, just remember all of the experiences that changed and molded you into the person you are today because of the decision you made last time to change your home. Hopefully in your book of life you'll find that moving day was one of the best memories you have as you remember the weight being lifted off your back as you transitioned from old to new beginnings.