As exciting of a time that moving can be, there can still be some stress added throughout the process. Aside from the arduous packing, planning and paperwork, there is also a certain level of emotional involvement that plays a part as you prepare to leave a home full of memories.
It is easy to lose hold of the exciting part of moving as you are navigating through the process of learning about your new neighborhood and reassuring all family members that you are headed in a direction for a great new home. Moving represents a new chapter of your life as you grow personally through new life experiences.
If you begin to stress, just remember that your Realtor is a great resource for you other than just closing a deal. From facts about local schools to providing you with advice or resources, your realtor has the knowledge and experience to help ease your transition.
It is important to remember that you should reserve time for yourself and your family during this time. Stress can creep up on you or your family in various ways and it is important to keep the family unit happy to avoid unnecessary uneasiness.
Be sure to seek comfort in your decision for your move. This life changing process should hold true for the old saying “When one door closes, another one opens.” Look to your Realtor for verifying your best interests and ask many questions so that you know all bases are covered.
If you can, try to set aside an emergency fund for unexpected costs. Perhaps your buyer has requests after a home inspection and you may want to address these to keep the deal from falling apart. On the other hand, maybe there were additional moving incidentals that you overlooked or have increased from when you originally planned everything. Before you stress, just remember that these costs are a one-time event.
Remember to have fun! Envision your new home – where will you place your furniture? How will you set up your living room or how will you use your outdoor space? Thinking about your new home and its design will get you excited as you plan it out the way it will fit your lifestyle.
Too busy packing to cook dinner in tonight? Treat yourself or the family out for a night of pizza as you take a break. It is a good idea to take a physical and mental break from the planning together as you create memories during this time. In the end everything will work out and fall into place as you begin your life’s new journey ahead.