This post is sponsored by Star City Services.
Moving is tricky, time consuming, and pretty stressful. However, it also brings feelings of excitement and a sense of “freshness” to the table, which are great things! No matter who you are, moving can be a time consuming, nervewracking process, but there are a few ways to make moving easier, more fun, while also keeping your sanity.
If you have questions about how to keep your sanity as a single mom when moving, you have come to the right place! I hope that these tips below will help you out significantly. Here are a few tips to help keep your sanity as a single mom when moving:
Consider all of your options – and don’t rush
First things first: do not rush the process. Make sure you are considering every single option! Right now, the market is absolutely nuts. In order to get an offer approved, you cannot have any contingencies (like another home selling). My friend is actually going through this situation right now: she just made an offer on a home and the only reason her offer was turned down was because she had a contingency of her house selling. She thought that it would be fine because she had a few potential offers already on the table and was negotiating…but it wasn’t ideal enough for the sellers, and they chose another offer without a contingency, even though they came in at a lower buy price. With that being said, she is now selling her home and will have to rent until she finds the perfect place, in order to be competitive in this market. When it comes to you finding a home and selling, know what you want and need, and then think about all of the various situations. Can you rent? Are you buying? Do you have a home to sell? Consider ALL options and don’t rush. Be smart about this, because it is a big decision. Once you think everything through, think about it again…and then make your decision.
Lean on the professionals
As a single mom, moving can definitely test your patience and sanity, so one tip that I have for any single mom moving (and it’s also so useful for ANYONE), is to lean on the professionals. This includes a great real estate agent, a moving team, and more. Just make sure they really know what they are doing, so that you have a good experience! ★Star City Services★ is a local company that can help with a move. They do residential moving services, packing, long distance moving Roanoke, delivery services, labor-only moving, and so much more. They are based out of VA, family-owned and operated, and truly aim to give customer-focused service. This means that when you work with Star City Services for a move, they will take the stress and heavy lifting off of your plate. It is so beneficial to work with a moving company, especially as a single mom.
You might feel like you can do it all yourself, but even if you can, you should not have to. Lean on the professionals and save time, effort, and a headache.
Ask the kids to get involved
If your kids are old enough, involve them in the move! Have them help look at new homes, pack up, and even clean. Keep in mind that the moving process can also be draining for kids – maybe even more so. Sometimes, they feel like they are losing a special place to them, their home, and their friends, and normalcy. Their feelings, no matter what they might be, are normal. If you try to get them involved and get them excited about the new home, new area, and new opportunities, it can benefit them greatly!
Recruit family and friends
Do you have family and friends around? Recruit them to help you pack, clean, or watch the kids. You know what they say about the village… In addition to leaning on professionals, also lean on your village and ASK for help. This can be hard, but as a single mom, I’m sure you know how important it is. You cannot (and should not) have to do everything alone!
Take time to relax
Last but not least, take time to relax. Start planning and packing early enough where you do not have to stress as much as a last minute move (when possible). Before your move (and after, too), make sure you are taking time out of the day to focus on your needs and wants. Although it might seem selfish to take time for yourself during such a busy phase of your life, it is the opposite – it’s very necessary to give yourself self-care and love.