When planning a move, it’s an exciting time to imagine a big life change. The actual execution of the move requires a lot of extra time and can be stressful. The amount of checklists and appointments to attend to can be overwhelming when the move is in progress. To top everything off, adding in the idea of determining what belongings to bring or depart with is an immense amount of pressure. Even if decisions are made on sorting belongings for the move, another layer of issues come in to play. What to do the items you are not bringing? Tension is building and at this point, your goal is to just get to the finish line of closing on the house.
Unpopular belief patterns when moving: “Before you move you have to reduce your belongings.”
The reality is, why would you part with your favorite things before you live in a new space? Whether you have lived in a home for 5 years or 30 years, everything brought into the house was for a reason. It’s really hard to know in advance exactly what décor and other items will match up with your new floorplan or cabinet spaces. New belief pattern is instead wait until after a move to know how your belongings & treasures will fit in the new home.
Waiting until after the move has taken place is a much more realistic plan. As boxes are being unpacked and the sorting of items has begun, it’s easy to know immediately what to keep, sell, or donate. The pressure of time will be much easier to manage since you no longer have a deadline. You can take your time listing items for sale, or putting together donation boxes. Maybe you decide everything you own has a place in your new home! Have no regrets, pack now, and edit later.
Remember the quote “if you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it was, and always will be yours. If it never returns, it was never yours to begin with.” Take your time letting a treasured belonging go. What if you never saw it again, and it would have been perfect in your new home? Don’t let mainstream media trick you. Have no regrets!