Moving into a new home is always a hassle, but it becomes even more difficult after a divorce. Dealing with the pain of a break up can make it harder to go through the process of moving, but there are many ways to make moving easier on yourself.
By focusing on your needs and keeping things simple, you can create a new home before you know it.
When moving into a new home, stick to simple
Though moving into a new home can be painful, it is also an opportunity to start over. There are many ways to make moving into a new home easier for you. You can embrace this in the process of moving by getting rid of some belongings that remind you of the past and make you sad. While you don’t need to completely purge yourself of every item that reminds you of your ex-spouse, you can limit the bigger items that bring you pain.
If you are selling your home, you can start this process as you stage your home for sellers by decluttering. Throw away or donate items that you no longer need, use, or that don’t fit your personal style. You can gauge this by keeping things that are valuable to you and throwing away items your ex might have purchased.
For example, if you find that you have some mugs that you never liked and you have plenty of other ones, you can donate the extra ones. If you have an item of furniture — like a dresser — that you need but reminds you of your ex, you can sell or donate it and get a new one that fits your taste.
If you don’t need to stage your house, you can still declutter by making sure you don’t put anything away in your new place that isn’t needed or wanted. This can give you the opportunity to fit your house to your own needs and desires. When decorating and furnishing your place, though, it’s better to start with less. Decluttering is not only good for getting rid of unwanted items, but it’s also a good way to keep your home organized and peaceful. Keep comfort in mind and find your own style so that you can come home and relax in your own space.
Keep It Clean
If you’ve just moved into a new place, the cleaning process may be overwhelming. You may be cleaning the house for the first time all on your own and it can be stressful, but with the right tools and tricks, you can get the job done. You can start by:
- Creating a cleaning schedule
- Cleaning a little every day
- Turning cleaning into a relaxation
Learning to enjoy cleaning might not be your first instinct, but it can be a way for you to be productive and spend time by yourself. In fact, cleaning has been linked to reducing anxiety in many individuals. While it may not be the most exciting pastime, cleaning can be good for your levels of stress.
It may be difficult to get used to doing all the cleaning yourself, but it is important to prioritize it in your schedule. You should avoid putting it off, even if you need to look up how to do certain things like learning how to unclog a bathtub. Learning how to manage the house for yourself is an accomplishment in itself, which you can be proud of.
Make It Homey
Though moving into a new home and living on your own can be scary, you can choose to think about it as an opportunity to focus on what you want. When you’re married, you need to make a lot of decisions based on someone else’s likes. This time, when you decorate your home, you can make choices for yourself without needing to consult or get approval from anyone else.
You can do this through decorating. While still keeping it simple, you can work to incorporate your favorite style to transform your place into a home. For example, you can get a couch that is the perfect ratio of comfort and style, you can choose dinner plates that you love, and you can get bedding that is suited to your taste.
This will also make it more fun when you have guests over, as they can enjoy your own personal style. You can enjoy some laughs with your friends on your new couch. You can have dinner with your family using your new dining set. This can help you focus on the important people in your life who are there to support you. It can also allow you to embrace the new chapter in your life and look forward to the new memories you’ll be making with your loved ones.
Moving into a new place after divorce may be a difficult process, but you can make the most of it by making it a comfortable refuge and sharing it with those you love.