Sunday, September 28, 2008

Dealing with the Stress of Moving




We're moving back to Iowa tomorrow, it's not fun actually. Moving is so stressful. This is the fourth time we will be moving, and now I learned my lesson from the past. It is best to be organized as you get ready to move in your new home. The great way to be organized is to do several things before you move and do few things after you move. I checked out things, anything that should be taken to the junk yard. Things that are not usable or are not functioning well should be put on trash, its such a waste of spaces on the moving truck (we pay for the weight basis). We have this entertainment center cabinet thats really heavy and the treadmill. We tried to sell it but no one wants to buy. My husband wants to put it in the junk, but I refused, because both are still working and we can still use it. We have a lot of old clothes that we no longer use, some I packed and shipped it to my family, then some went to garbage can. If you have things that have low value and you do not need anymore but are in good condition, you give them away or sell them.

In moving, you need a moving company to move your things from your old house to your new home. Good thing we have a close friend who works in a moving company and she always gave us a good deal.

But the most most difficult aspects of moving is the number of changes and transitions it involves. Like finding a new job, dealing with new neighbors etc... another life's challenges.