I like to move it, move it
When I was growing up, I never lived in the same house for more than four years. My father worked for an international company and those were the days (at least for us) of “the transfer”.
It was good. We got to see most of the country, living on both coasts with time in the middle. As kids, we got good at packing up, picking up and moving.
But moving, I know for many people can be stressful and emotionally draining. Below are some tips to help you through it.
Let’s face it, we love to shop. Buying new stuff is always a bit of a thrill. But much of it, not to mention the old stuff gets stuffed in a drawer, cupboard, closet or box. Moving is a great excuse to get rid of it.
Moving is your chance to embrace the minimalist movement. Embrace the near nothing. That is so zen, baby.
Change your shirt, change your life
I love to travel. In fact, I am writing this post from a suburb of Taipei. One of the reasons that I travel is to randomize things. Habits are habit forming, doing the same thing in the same way, day after day, week after week. We all do it, get stuck in comfortable ruts. Moving, like traveling, is a great chance to break free of the realm.
Get organized. Plan ahead. Watch some youtube videos. Make a list. You will reduce stress by approaching it in a cool collected way.
Plan the work. Work the plan
Have a plan of arrival in the new place. Begin the end with the beginning of the end in mind. Some things like your tooth brush and your laptop you are going to need right away. Other things like your snow tires and your baby photos can wait.
Don’t get stressed about your move. Embrace it. Enjoy it. Learn from it. It might be the best thing that ever happened to you.