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Moving During a Hard Time: Important Things to Keep in Mind

Moving to a new home can be overwhelming at times, especially when relocating to unfamiliar surroundings.

Canadians identify moving as one of life’s most stressful experiences, and it’s true.

So, when a person’s going through a hard time like a divorce or financial crisis, it can make moving more challenging and distressful.

If you’re in this situation, and you cannot delay a move, then keep the following important things in mind to make your transition to a new life somewhat easier:

Leave the ‘baggage’ behind

Consider moving to a new home the beginning of a new chapter, not the end of the old one.  The best way to start a new chapter of your life is to leave the baggage behind.

We’re not just talking only about the emotional baggage, but all the clutter that you may no longer need in the new home—get rid of it; it will help you move on.

Take your time

If you can’t decide whether you should take something with you or not, it’s alright. You don’t have to make every decision right now.

You can create a separate box for such items and go through it later once you feel ready. Take your time. Your sole focus should be on your wellbeing and nothing else.


 Two people with a pile of boxes preparing to relocate

Ask for help

You don’t have to do it alone. Moving during a hard time can be extremely stressful, so don’t be shy of asking for help from family members or friends.

We often feel like we don’t need anyone’s help when we need it the most.

Having a trusted friend by your side will provide you the moral support and be there for you if you want to vent out.

Keep calm

If you went through a divorce, you might feel like throwing away everything that may remind you of your ex, and it’s completely understandable, but you should avoid making rash decisions.

For instance, throwing out the expense LED TV may not be a smart choice, although selling it might be a good option and will help you with moving expenses.

 Pile of boxes and suitcases prepared by professional movers

Hire professional movers

Professional movers will take the stress out of moving. From packing stuff to boxes to handling heavy furniture, they’ll assist you with every task associated with moving.

Hire a licensed and insured moving company so you can rest assured that your belongings are safe and secured. Let moving experts take care of moving while you take care of yourself.

Final words

You’re never given anything in the world that you can’t handle. Slow down. Keep calm. Be positive. Take it easy. You might feel drained and weary after the move, and it’s okay.

Don’t be hard on yourself. Unplug, breathe, and know that your life will get better. Prepare to embark on the new journey of your life with confidence.

The professional movers of Wiebe’s Moving & Storage are here to help you move to a new home. Based in Winnipeg, we’re a professional moving company that provides specialize in moving, storage, packing & unpacking, loading & unloading trucks, and sale of packing materials. We offer emergency and long distance moving at affordable rates. Call at our toll-free number 1-888-329-8899 to get started!