Recently, my family and I moved into our 6th home in 7 years.
Yes, we are crazy and it is mostly due to job transfers in my husband’s line of work. I would consider myself an “expert” mover by now. Along the journey, I have noticed that no matter what I have in my current home, no matter how much I LOVE these items, they most likely will not make the cut in the new house. I find myself selling off almost everything I have and buying new. Not only is moving physically and mentally exhausting let’s add emotional.
I do know that most people do not buy a home based on their belongings; rather they are buying for more space, downsizing, adding a bedroom, etc. As much as buyers try and visualize their stuff in the house, once they get it there the chances of keeping it are almost none. There is something about moving into a new home and having everything brand new too!
I personally have gone through many items. Hello, Marie Kondo purge!
Couches, barstools, endless amounts of artwork and small decor items, rugs, dressers…you name it I have had it and I have sold it! All for the love of having something new to go into the new house that I just spend thousands on. Makes sense right?
I think, all in all, it takes about a good 18 months-2 years to finally feel settled into a new home.
That seems to be the sweet spot where things start to fit in their places and the new color scheme and design you chose for the new home starts to feel complete. It is a painful experience, moving that is, physically, mentally emotionally and yes, financially too. Are we crazy for putting ourselves through this? Does anyone think this is fun?
Seeing that the new home market and resales have been up for these past few years, I would say we humans like to put ourselves through this nonstop torture. And I am ok with it since I make a career out of selling homes! It may be because we all like to have new shiny things in life and when we are presented with the option for it, we take it no matter what insanity we put ourselves through.
Are you planning a move soon? Try your best to purge like I do and if you can’t, take the hassle out moving by hiring a reliable moving company. Get a quote from a local moving company today!