Moving out after a divorce
Unfortunately, in this time and age, more and more marriages are ending up in a divorce. Being in the moving industry for more than 20 years, we witness this much more than we like. A couple gets married, they buy a house or condo, and few years later down the line, end up in a divorce, having to sell their home and move out. Moving is tough as it is, but the added emotional aspect of a divorce, can really take a toll. There is no right or wrong way to go about it, but a lot of changes, and decisions must be made. Moving out after a divorce is tough, but you don’t have to do it alone!
- Take things slow
One of the biggest, and most important things you can do for yourself, and your family during this difficult time is to try and take it easy. It is an extremely difficult, and emotional time, and you may be prone to outbursts. That is why it is especially imperative that you take your time to make important decisions pertaining your move. Try to stick to routines, and normal daily activity, as it will aid you during this rather tough transition. Speaking to a professional or close friends, and family can really help you to mourn your marriage, and vent your feelings at this time. It always helps to talk to someone, especially during a rough time.
- Speak to your children
Divorce can be especially hard on the kids. They may still be too young to even understand exactly what is happening. As hard as it may be, remaining positive for the sake of your children will help them adjust to these changes, and their new living arrangements. Explain to your children what is happening, and try your best to help them cope.
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- Decide on a homestead
As soon as you are mentally ready, decide whether or not you will want to place the home for sale. Otherwise, who will get to stay, and who will move out? The sooner you make this decision, the better. Living separately will surely have a significant impact on your finances. Carefully take all of your expenses into consideration to help you make the decision that will work for you.
- Divide your belongings
Another hard but unavoidable part of moving out after a divorce is having to inevitably sort through your joint belongings and split them up. If some things are just too hard to hold onto for both parties involved, consider selling on sites like Craigslist, or donate to local charity.
- Hire a moving company
Divorce is stressful enough without you having to organize an entire move. Hire a full-service moving company to help you with every aspect of moving. From packing, to disassembly, they will be the much-needed support you will surely need at this time. Find a local moving company near you to address all of your moving needs, and begin to plan for your new life.
If you are downsizing from your current residence, or will be moving to temporary housing, you may need to look at storage options for your excess things. Look for a moving company that is able to provide safe, and affordable storage solutions.