Saying Goodbye To Your Home
Have you ever had to say “goodbye” to a close and dear friend? Can you imagine how sad you would feel if you were never going to see that friend again and did not have a chance to say goodbye?
Everyone knows that moving from one home to another takes a lot of time, planning, and emotion. You work hard getting the house ready to show and sell, and then even harder sorting and packing. You have friends and neighbors you won’t see any more after you move and need to take time to say your farewells to them. What no one talks about is the last step, the final goodbye that you need to say…to your house.
The home you are leaving is part of you no matter whether you’ve spent five months or 50 years living there. Each room holds memories of people and events, happy times and not-so-good times. Just as you need to say goodbye to people so you can move on to the next phase in your life, so you also need to say goodbye to the home that has sheltered you.
Take a few minutes in each room, think about the things that happened there, acknowledge them, cry or laugh if that’s what you feel, and say your farewell. It’s a kind of grieving, and you must get emotional closure. You invested more than just money in your home; you invested yourself. Give yourself time to say goodbye. You'll feel better and move on with comfort.