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Making Moving Easier

When my boss asked me to move halfway around the world, I was nervous about how to make the transition easy for my kids. In addition to changing schools, they would also be dealing with a brand new set of circumstances, including leaving their friends behind. To make things a little easier, I decided to do a little research. I found a lot of tips from other parents who had gone through the same things, and they explained how to make moving easier for their kids. This blog is designed to do the same thing for you. Read these tips to make your next move a breeze.


5 Moving Tips When You And Your Ex Are Both Leaving

When a marriage breaks up and both parties move out of the marital home, things are difficult both emotionally and physically. And the acts of packing and moving can make things even more charged. How can you help ensure a smooth transition with your now ex-partner? Here are a few moving tips.

1. Decide on High Stakes Items Early

While many things will be relatively easy to split up, some higher-value or more sentimental items can be a challenge. Don't leave these discussions until the last minute. Doing so can throw off the entire moving day and make things much tenser than they have to be. Consult with an independent party if you need help coming to an agreement. 

2. Consider Neutral Storage

If you can't come to an agreement about any particular furnishings or heirlooms, don't let this overtake your moving plans. Instead, consider moving them to a neutral storage location so you can hash out ownership later. Professional moving companies can take belongings to multiple drop-off points, and many also offer temporary storage as well. 

3. Label Everything Clearly

Smooth separation of your belongings depends on good labeling. The best method is often to use a color-coded labeling system that clearly identifies which boxes and loose items go with which partner. You might further identify whose is whose by staging them in designated rooms. 

4. Time Your Moves Properly

Should you both move out at the same time? This is a personal decision based largely on your current dynamic and emotional state. If you're amicable about the split, you may find it easier to move out together. This can also save money on moving costs. However, many couples find it better to only have one person moving out while the other vacates the home. 

5. Get Professional Assistance

Professional movers can be a lifesaver during a marital breakup. They are trained to get the work done safely, securely, and quickly. They will also interact professionally with everyone in the home. An independent third party is a good way to keep your emotions in check and avoid letting things devolve into arguments. 

Where to Start

No matter what your concerns about moving out of a home you shared, the best place to begin is meeting with a professional moving company. They will work with you to minimize stress, keep things as organized as possible, and complete the work quickly. Call local moving companies for more info.