Everyone knows that moving from one home to another takes a lot of time, planning, and emotion. You work hard getting the house ready to show and sell, and then even harder sorting and packing.
You have friends and neighbors; you may not see after you move. Take time to say your farewells to them. Also, take some time to say goodbye to your house.
The home you are leaving is part of you no matter whether you’ve spent five months or 50 years living there. Each room holds memories of people and events, happy times, and not-so-good times. Just as you need to say goodbye to people so you can move on to the next phase in your life, so you need to say goodbye to the home that has sheltered you.
Take a few minutes in each room, think about the things that happened there, acknowledge them, cry or laugh if that’s what you feel, and say your farewell. You might want to do it alone.
And you might want to do it with other family members. Kids need to do this. One family told me about the goodbye party they had in each room.
It’s a way to achieve emotional closure. You invested more than just money in your home; you invested yourself. Give yourself time to say goodbye. You’ll feel better and move on with comfort.
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