Real Estate --- Sellers, Planning For Moving Day
So you’ve finally sold your home and found the perfect new home to
move the family into right? This is not always such a happy time,
especially for your children. Most neighbors become close friends if
you have lived in the area for awhile and saying goodbye can be
hard. However, what better way to lighten the mood than by having a
going away party!
It is always fun setting up a party. You may feel overwhelmed with
all you have to do with getting ready for the move, but sometimes it
is good to just say, “What the heck” and do it. This is not going to
be the typical party anyways.
You will need to pick a day which is as close to the moving day as
possible. Generally a week before is a good time. Although many
times you will find a moving party can be fun if it is on the day
you are moving. If you are just moving across town, you have taken
care of most of the details of the move. The only thing left to do
is pack up and load the truck. Everyone can lend a hand and help.
The caravan can follow you to the new house where everyone can help
unload and unpack. Afterwards you can all relax in the new house
with drinks and sandwiches, talking about the great times you all
had at the old house. This gives you a chance to show off the new
house and get some decorating ideas as well.
You will want to make sure when you are saying goodbye to have an
address book handy. You can write down everyone's address, phone
numbers, and e-mail addresses so you can stay in touch. There was a
time when moving meant saying goodbye forever. Now you are only a
few clicks away with the help of the Internet.
By establishing safe e-mail accounts for the children, they do not
have to give up childhood friends if they are switching schools.
They can still stay in contact with their old friends by e-mailing
them and sharing the new experiences at school and in the
neighborhood. This is a great way of making lasting friends. A long
term friendship can offer stability as a child grows up.
There are some friendships you form which last a lifetime. By
staying in contact after the move, you can ensure this will happen.
These are the friends you will grow old with. These are the ones who
will be more like family.
Make sure to take plenty of pictures. You will always want to
remember the wonderful things that happened in the old neighborhood
and the old house. You can put together a scrap book of these
memories so you can go through it later when you are feeling
homesick or just missing someone.
Moving does not have to be a hard, painful experience when saying
goodbye to your old friends. You can stay in touch easier than ever
now. You just need to take the time to do it. You may find that some
of the friends you thought were not all that close are actually more
dear than you thought.
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