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New Place, New Possessions, New Life. Why You should start from scratch on your next move…

It may be an old saying, but the idea that a change is as good as a rest holds a great deal of truth. Those bored of their usual workout might find new energy in simply choosing a different running route, or tired commuters can try taking a detour, or a new coffee shop in the morning. And every woman knows how a new hair cut can really boost your mood.

So when it comes to moving house, despite the well documented stresses that go with the process, this can actually be the perfect opportunity to make some positive changes. Starting life in a new town, or even just a new home, is about as big a refresh as you could ask for. And embracing your new location is also a great time to embrace a new lifestyle.

Many of us are so entrenched in our routines - job, chores, commute, family - that we find it difficult to make room for the things we want to do. But as you settle into your new home, undoubtedly you will be working out your new routine. So why not take the time to make those things a priority? It might be that your new commute takes you right by that yoga studio that you always wanted to try out. Or maybe you’ve found yourself just down the road from your kids’ classmates, and playdates are much easier to manage?

A new place is also a perfect opportunity to refresh your possessions. If I can throw in just one more proverb, “out with the old, in with the new” should be your new favourite mantra when moving. For a start, if you’re going to have to sort through every single item you own, then you may as well take advantage to get rid of some of your clutter.

Plus, it is so much better to throw out your junk rather than waste your time and effort packing it all into boxes. Because, believe me, you will have packed more than enough boxes by the time the removalists arrive! If you however are a little like myself and can’t bare to let go of the old then I would suggest to Hire a Packer that will pack with you for that little extra help.

Even if you’re not one for mapping out the feng shui of your home, or you don’t aspire to minimalist, zen-like interiors, there so many good reasons for getting rid of your clutter. Especially if you are looking to make a fresh start. Decluttering your physical space can go a long way to help clearing your mind, and it can even help reduce stress and anxiety.

While you shouldn’t get rid of all your sentimental possessions, if you are holding onto things that actually have negative connotations, a move is a great time to think about letting them go. Even just replacing worn out furniture can go a long way to changing your mindset. A new place is a great opportunity to rediscover your pride in your home, which will also reflect back on yourself.