When It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Your Calgary House
Whether you are downsizing, up-sizing or in-between sizing, it’s never easy to say goodbye to your house once you have become emotionally attached to it. Even when you are progressing towards something much better, you are leaving behind a part of your life and it can be quite an emotional time saying goodbye to the property.
It can be especially difficult for seniors that have raised a family in their home to leave it behind and continue on to something new. Although it’s a fact of life that changes happen, this can be an overwhelming one to face.
One of the reasons why it’s so difficult is the sheer magnitude of the building itself. It’s not like saying goodbye to a small object – a house is probably the biggest investment that was ever made in a lifetime and the largest asset ever owned.
When it’s time to leave the house the occupants can have a lot of mixed feelings. It’s okay to feel bad about leaving the home even when you’re moving on to something better. Sometimes it just takes time to get used to the idea and to be able to move forward.
The best thing you can do is to just stay active and keep moving in a positive direction. If you’re like most people, there is an endless to-do list that you’re facing and getting things done and scratched off the list will be a big help to you and your feelings. After all, if you’re feeling sad about leaving your home you won’t want to have the added burden of dealing with the overwhelm of getting behind on projects.
If you’re feeling really bad about leaving don’t be afraid to reach out to your family or friends. They can offer much-needed support to help get you through this time and may even be able to help you with some of your moving activities.
Once you have made the move it won’t take very long at all to get settled into your new place and to start feeling great again. Moving can be a mixed bag of emotions but once it’s all said and done and you are in your new home, things get settled out and it won’t take long before you start making exciting plans for your new home.