Psychologists Advise: 6 Pre-Moving Tips You’d Rather Remember Than Get Depressed Over

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The course of moving to your dream home has its ups and downs according to psychologists. The upside is that you can finally stay in a house that you have been saving up for since the day when you have started earning. The downside, on the other hand, is that you have to box up all of your belongings and haul them over to the new residence.

In reality, this can get catastrophic if not done right. Some people lose important objects and send them off to the Salvation Army on accident. Others break furniture and need to spend the money that they don’t have to replace it. In the end, the event that’s supposed to be celebrated brings stress and sometimes even depression to you.

Assuming you already have too much on your plate to entertain such a possibility, here are some of the things that should be on your pre-moving home checklist.

1. Make An Inventory Of All Your Possessions

At least a week before you begin packing, you should scrutinize every furniture, collection, or random object in the house and take note of their distinguishing factors. For instance, you know that you have a box of silverware and a collapsible ladder with a tiny dent on one rung. If possible, you can also take a photo of them.

Doing this will ascertain that you know the current state of your stuff. You have proof of which ones are still in perfect condition or already have stains or scratches. Thus, in case something gets mishandled during the moving process, you can quickly pinpoint the issue and get some reimbursement from the moving company.

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2. Figure Out The Value Of Each Object To You

The next thing that you should do is stick small pieces of paper on every single thing that you own. On each one, you can write words like Keep, Donate, or Throw Away to know which items should be hauled to your new house, go to the donation centers, or get dumped in the garbage, respectively.

Not many people feel the need to do this, especially if the plan is to hire professional movers. The truth, however, is that moving people ideally do not know you that well to realize the value of your possessions in your heart and mind. They cannot label everything for you. You ought to find the time to go through your stuff and mark each one thoroughly.

3. Clear Away The Items That Are No Longer Of Use

Now that you have already sorted out your things, you can clear away the items that are no longer of use to you. Remember that not everything labeled Donate has to go to Goodwill or Salvation Army. Some of them can be sold in a garage sale or given directly to the charity. Others may be objects that your family members or friends may want to have.

4. Organize Documents Accordingly

The tax records, land titles, and other official documents that you used to store under your desk have to be organized in folders before the moving day. This is a necessary step to take to verify that not even a single paper will be left behind or thrown in the trash. This can eventually lessen your worries about moving since you know that the critical files are already secured.

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5. Contact The Movers And Cleaners

This is an optional part because your brand-new home may only be two blocks away from the current one or there are a lot of friends and family members who can help out with the cleaning process. If you have neither, though, it is best to contact the reliable movers and cleaners in town to speed things up. Try to do this at least a week before you are supposed to leave so that there will not be any hassle along the way.

6. Do A Final Inspection Of The House

Once your possessions have been loaded in the moving vehicle properly, it will do you well to comb through the entire place to make sure that you have indeed packed everything. To be specific, inspect the built-in cabinets, the garage, and the basement early on and see if you have forgotten packing something. Considering everything seems to be accounted for, then you can say goodbye to your old house.

Final Thoughts

If you can do all the things mentioned in this checklist, you may not think again that changing houses is as horrible as what other people claim. These are not difficult to remember, and it is fine if you want to add more items to check off. What matters is that you can instantly move into your dream home with lesser concerns.

Country Or City? Which One Is For Me?

 

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Busy, bustling streets or serene, winding roads? Time Square or Grand Canyon? Which part of America would you like to live? Having a difficult time deciding?

Perhaps you should first read this article below and study the different qualities of the urban and the rural areas, and then ask yourself what kind of person you really are. When you get to know who you are, what you want, how you feel about particular things, like the weather, the people, or the food, then you’ll finally know where to live.

 

Living In The Country Means: 

  1. There’s A Lot Of Space. If you’re single, you can have two or three (or four!) pets. You can build a roomy house – not an apartment. You get to have a spacious yard and grow your own garden if you’re a green thumb. If you’re married, you can choose to have two or more kids and not deprive them of playtime on the grass. You can OWN a pool too. Cool!
  1. It’s Very Affordable. If you think food in single digits is impossible nowadays, you have got to visit the country. Food is cheap but still delicious, and most of what you eat is still cooked, not always pre-made and then heated. In the country, you don’t need to be updated with what’s the popular line of clothing or shoes, because, really, no one would care.
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  1. Economic Status Is Not In The Extremes. It is proven by studies and research that there are no billionaires and lesser millionaires in the country. That being said, income or economic inequality is rare. What’s great is those who belong to the middle class can live a decent and comfortable life. You don’t meet many people who are conscious of their money. Mostly they are concerned about the weather. 
  1. People Can Be Over-Friendly. Yes, they can, but you don’t have to be afraid. When you’re new in the countryside, you might be overwhelmed when people you meet say hello and wish you well, and most if not all of them mean it. It’s nothing to be suspicious about. Mothers invite you over to share stories about their babies. Doctors have more time with their patients and even call back when they need to. You feel welcome in your community.

 

Living In The City Means:

  1. You Feel Superior. There’s something in people from the city – an air, a confidence – that you can do what others are doing. If you want to be in a popular team but can’t join because it’s full, you can always start your own group. If you’re weird or some kind of gothic, you’re still welcome and nobody will think you’re different. If you’re gay or queer, don’t worry. The city will welcome you with open arms. 
  1. Walking And Commuting Is Part Of City Life. You don’t need to purchase a car unless you decide to stay in Los Angeles. People are encouraged to walk or ride the bus or train. They don’t want to be stuck in the middle of a traffic jam just to go to work. They love to sit and listen to music or read a book while commuting. It can be their pastime.
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  1. It Builds Patience, Tolerance, and A Thick Skin. Because the city is diverse, you need to cope with it. You’ll need to be patient with your noisy neighbors or competitive work colleagues. You need to think fast and grow a thick skin to be able to assert your rights – because if you won’t, you won’t grow. You’ll always be behind the lines, and you don’t want that if you’re living in the city.

  

Final Thoughts

So which one are you – a city or a country person? Do you love the peace and quiet, or do you enjoy living La Vida Loca? Weigh the pros and the cons to the type of person that you are. If you want to live like a king, go for country living. But if you want to not get stuck and be updated with the goings-on, live light, live tight but live to the fullest in the city. The choice is yours!