Moving out after divorce

    Divorce is an emotional and stressful event. Your life has been turned upside down and everything you knew is about to change. However, you shouldn’t dwell on the past, but look to the future – you are now free to experience life in a way you weren’t able to previously. Still, there are some practical things you need to take care of before you can start your new life. Finding a new home is the primary concernPurple Heart Moving Group is here to help your search be as painless as possible. We are not saying that moving out after divorce is easy, just that it is manageable. Here are some tips that can help you organize and get your life back on track.

    Find Storage for your possessions

    The first thing you need to do is to find a storage unit you can rent. Cheap storage Florida is abundant, so it shouldn’t be too hard of a task. You can’t be dragging your belongings along with you wherever you go, nor do you want to leave them in your old home. Short-term renting of a unit is the optimal first step after your divorce. This will help you organize and allow you to search for a new place to stay. Of course, you need to make sure that your items will be safe and secure. Ask the unit manager about the security system before you rent it. Also, consider getting a climate-controlled unit if you own any heat-sensitive items. There is no reason for any of your belongings to get damaged.

    Woman packing suitcase.
    Moving out after divorce is not easy, but the sooner you start, the sooner you will be done.

    Start packing as soon as you can

    The longer you delay, the harder everything gets. Pack your things as soon as you can. Take inventory so that you know what is yours. For the items you aren’t sure about, discuss it with your ex, or take a look at the court decision. If you don’t really need them, leave any and all sentimental items. A clean slate will allow you to get better after difficult times, and items that remind you of your previous life can be an obstacle. After you have packed, place your items in storage and continue with moving out.

    Create a moving-after-divorce time-frame

    After you have placed your items in storage, it is time to start thinking about the near future. Moving out after divorce is emotionally draining, so it would be no surprise if you lacked motivation. Laying out a plan and following it will not only help you finalize the move, but it will also give you a structure that you can focus on. It is very important to have clear goals and allow yourself to feel successful. Set an approximate date for when you plan to move into your new home and start home-hunting immediately.

    Man securing boxes.
    Having clear and achievable goals will help stabilize you after your divorce.

    Look for a new home

    This is probably the hardest step to take right after a divorce, but it is essential. Local movers Florida will get you where you need to go, as soon as you make a decision. You can even contact them for advice on where to find a place to stay on short notice. Remember, your new residence doesn’t have to be permanent. If you leave most non-essential items in storage it will be quick to move to a new place once you find somewhere you can see yourself settling for good. There is simply no way to avoid stress when moving out after divorce. However, home-hunting can keep you occupied and allow you to focus on things other than your previous life, until you are ready to heal. We wish you the best of luck in the next stage of your life!