By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
As professional movers in Killeen,
we have made it simpler for people to move for a wide range of assorted reasons. Sometimes, the reason is a happy one, and in some cases, it's because of a tough circumstance like a separation, death or break-up. We definitely are not here to pass judgement, but rather to offer some pointers we've collected over the years of helping individuals to move following a break-up.
Moving in together is often a trial run; an assessment of whether you and your significant other can tolerate each other when you are in close proximity at all times. Many couples pass with ease, and some... well, some do not. If you are in that second category, and you must ensure that your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend gets out and stays out, then it's important to be sure you do not overlook a trick in terms of the moving out process in Killeen.
If you want to be certain they cannot play the, "Well, I was in your neighborhood, and remembered I still had some stuff to get," card, then you should adhere to these tips.
Tip #1: Get Organized
If you reside with someone, your stuff tends to mingle. However, if you've split up, it should be the perfect time to re-draw those lines to make it obvious whose things are whose. So, go room by room, and put all your ex's things to the side. This is probably going to be more challenging than it sounds, both as a result of memories connected to the belongings, and because you'll be continually preparing a listing of stuff you now have to replace. But you need to do it quickly, and efficiently. Tear the band-aid off quickly, and the sting will certainly diminish quicker.
Tip #2: Get It Out of Your Residence
After you have all of your ex's things in one place, you should not just stick it in a closet, or even let it stay in a spare bedroom. You need it away from your place, so that you can breathe for a bit and also distance yourself from the memories.
That does not mean throw it out the window or dump it on the curb (satisfying as that might be, depending on your circumstances). However, find their belongings a place other than your place. Put it with one of your ex's friends or take it to their mother's house. In the event that everything else fails, hire a professional mover in Killeen and find a storage unit. Give your ex the key to the unit so that they can go get it when they're ready for it. Try not to allow it to needlessly sit in your place; the last thing you will want when attempting to pick up and move on is an elephant sitting in the room.
Tip #3: Find Them A New Home
One more thing your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend may drag their feet on is finding someplace to live, since you have broken up. And sure, choosing a house isn't a fun task, particularly when you will be doing it by yourself. Which is the reason, even if you have loads of other stuff to do, you need to help obtain a place for them to move.
If it means locating a different apartment that's available and in their price range (on the other side of the town) or chatting with your acquaintances to see who wants an additional roomie, ensure you don't let the grass grow under your ex's feet. You'll need them out the door with their stuff, and when they have someplace to go, they cannot play the guilt trip that you're just throwing them out to the street.
Tip #4: You Should Never Backslide
Separating is tough, there is no two ways about that. However when you have to do something, it is critical to take tangible steps toward the end each day. If you don't have enough time, or the stamina, to pack up everything one day, then pack just one area a day or perhaps contact a moving company in Killeen that can help with the packing and moving. If you cannot drive around the city looking into apartment costs, don't fret, you've got the power of the smartphone as well as the Internet. Write a few emails or perhaps make a few calls.
The important thing is that you are moving forward, and not just remaining where you are... or worse, hoping for everything to just repair itself.
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