Saying Goodbye When Moving

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General Moving

Moving away can be a difficult emotional transition.  You have memories in your home and have formed friendships in your community.  While it is exciting to look to the future and the memories you’ll make in your new home, it may be beneficial to take some time to say good bye before you move.

One great way to celebrate the amazing memories before you move is to throw a going away party.  Especially if you are moving farther away, having everyone you love in one place can be a great way to say goodbye and make sure you see everyone you want to before you move.  Friends or family members might be willing to plan and host a going away party for you.  This can be helpful since you might be busy preparing for your move.  If you are preparing the party on your own, it is a good idea to rent out space at a venue or restaurant.  Since you will be getting your house ready for your move, bringing people into your home can cause more chaos or disrupt your packing.  It will be better to celebrate away from the distractions and stress of your home.

Whether you are moving down the road or across the country, you will probably get nostalgic as you move to your new home.  Just as you have videos and photos of your family memories, you may want to document your home before you move.  Taking pictures of your home and backyard can be fun to look back at down the road.  Taking a family photo in front of your home is a great memory to bring with you when you move.  It can also be a fun decoration to frame in your new home and look back on fondly.

It can be fun to return to your old neighborhood or drive by an old home and relive the memories there.  If you move nearby or are back in your old community, taking a trip down memory lane can be a nice family excursion.  Getting together with old friends or neighbors if you are back in town is another good idea.  Knowing that you can return to see old friends can make saying goodbye easier.  It is important to remember that your old home when look different from how you left it.  It can be fun to bring the photos you took of your home before you left to see what changes the new family has made as they make their own memories in the house.

Moving is both a stressful and exciting experience.  It also can bring up emotions and concerns about leaving what you know to move to your new home.  And while it can be emotionally taxing to move house, saying good bye to your home and community can help make the transition easier and leave you with happy memories of your move.

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