If you find yourself at a place in life that you no longer need a big home – perhaps because you are moving to a region that the property values are higher, or because the kids are moving away to college, etc. – then you may find the need to downsize. Even with the best of intentions, it will be difficult to take everything with you. Moving requires a lot of organization and de-cluttering, but this is a chance to make a fresh start without all the “stuff” you had in the bigger house. Unfortunately, it can feel like you are sentimentally attached to everything you touch.
Moving can be extremely stressful. And moving during the holidays can take stress to a whole new level. If a move is in your near future, you may be feeling like you are sinking in a sea of tinsel and boxes. Your “to do” list may seem to have no end, and you feel like you will never survive the next few weeks. Well never fear…these tips will help take the stress out of your holiday move. And try to remember that this is all temporary. It won’t be long until you are enjoying the comforts of your new home, whether your stockings are hung by the chimney with care or not.
When de-cluttering the bathroom, disposing of old and outdated items makes it much easier to find those items you use regularly.
Human beings are a pretty mistake-prone and forgetful lot. But don’t lose sleep over it–it comes with the territory. In fact, you should be thankful you don’t remember everything because it helps to lessen the cognitive load that would otherwise lead to serious confusion. Unfortunately, you are not likely to share that sentiment once you end up losing precious time and money, courtesy of forgetting to complete an important task prior to your move. Relocating from your present home to a new residence is one of life’s more stressful events simply because it involves so many moving parts and requires meticulous planning. Staying on top of things is important for a successful move.