Moving is hard, there’s no doubt about that, but when you are single, it makes it that much harder. If you are planning an upcoming move, keep reading along because I’m giving you 5 ways to make moving easier when you are single. I hope this helps you out!
Know what you can afford – and then go lower
If you have ever purchased or rented a home before, you know that expenses can eat away at you. From your monthly payment to utilities, and more, things can add up pretty quickly. When you go house hunting, especially when you are on one budget, it’s important to know what you can afford…and then go a little less than that, so you do not have to worry about any potential issues like repairs, utilities, and home improvements that you might want to do. You also do not want to let your house keep you away from the things that you love to do such as travel, going out to dinner, or finding entertainment. Price is an important thing to consider, so take it seriously!
Do it slowly, if possible
What’s the rush? Unless you have a date that you absolutely have to be out of your other home, there shouldn’t be a rush to find a new one and move out. Moving is hard when there are multiple people helping with the packing, planning, and other details, but when there is only one person tackling all of it themselves, it becomes even more challenging and time consuming. Don’t risk your health by staying up all night long, or skipping over meals. Instead, take it as slowly as you can. You’ll thank me for this tip!
Enlist help from friends and family members
Do you know of anyone that would be willing to help you? Maybe friends, family members, or even a college student?? If so, enlist their help! You could make it worth their while by paying them, offering pizza, or making it fun by pumping up the music and having a packing “party.” Seriously, though, you probably won’t have to bribe your friends and family members too much because they love you and want to support you. Just ask for help, if you need it! It can be hard to do sometimes, but I bet that they will come flying to your rescue.
Have a great team behind you
No matter who you are, you need a great moving team. Movers, a cleaning team, and of course, a fantastic real estate agent. There are many out there, but one that I recently heard of was Compass Real Estate, Erin E King MBA, REALTOR(R)️. He is a best of Zillow realtor and also a Ramsey Endorsed Local Real Estate Provider. He truly knows the ins and outs of real estate, home buying, and home selling.
So, if you wanted a home in a specific area, he would definitely be your go-to. For instance, if you really love the Avondale FL homes for sale, he could easily help you find a great lender, and then run comps to see what you could afford and what would be a great fit for you.
The most important aspect of moving, especially if you are a single parent, is keeping a positive attitude for yourself and for the kids. Whether you’re moving because of a divorce, death, or other situation, it’s going to be quite difficult for the kids as well. Keeping a positive, can-do attitude is important for all parties involved. Moving is hard when you are single, but with a little positivity, you should be able to get it done with no problem at all! You can do anything when you set your mind to it.
Speaking of kids, if you have them, you should get them involved! Unless you have baby children, it’s important to involve your kids in the moving process. Not only will it alleviate some of the burden on you, if done in a positive way the process can actually be good for the kids. You can let them help you with cleaning, going through and separating old belongings, and teach them the importance of donating. Don’t forget to give them a chance to have some fun with the moving process. You might want to encourage them to be creative during the process like decorate moving boxes or plan how their new rooms will look like.