Moving and starting a new life is an exciting time, but it’s also sad to let go of your old home and the connections you have there. Ease the transition by taking the time to say goodbye the right way, so you can head off to your new home with the well-wishes of your loved ones still ringing in your ears. Here’s our top tips for how to say goodbye:
- Choose Your Time Wisely
As soon as you have confirmed your move, it’s best to tell your loved ones as soon as possible. Take the time to inform them in person, so you can answer any questions and help them process this new information. An impersonal mass email or social media post is not fair to those in your inner circle who may be upset by your departure. Informing them by phone call is a good second choice if meeting in person is not possible.
- Make Plans to Spend Quality Time Together
Unless your move is very short notice, make sure to spend individual time with your loved ones before you go. Consider what you may have always talked about doing in your current city and make it happen while you have the chance. Maybe you and a friend always talked about going to a certain museum or hiking a trail, but never got around to it. Now is the time to do it! For especially close friends and family, consider a funny or sentimental gag gift you can give them to cherish when they are missing your company.
- Host a Going Away Party
It’s not always possible to spend quality time with everyone you want to see before you leave. Hosting a party gives all your loved ones the opportunity to see you off. Great food, refreshing drinks, good music and excellent company is a great way to say goodbye to your old home and everyone who was a part of it. There may be sad moments at your farewell party, but a comfortable atmosphere with supportive people can help everyone, including you, deal with the fact that you’re leaving.
- Make Plans to Stay in Touch
Modern technology makes it easier to stay in contact with loved ones than ever before. Make sure you have everyone’s up-to-date contact information, including mailing addresses, and ensure they have yours, too. A promise to keep in touch and ample means to do so can go a long way to making it happen.
At All Points Moving and Storage, we understand that moving is hard in many different ways. Call us today at 866-421-9490 so we can help make a stressful time as easy for you as possible.