Sunday, 7 September 2014

Unexpected Treasures Found When Moving House

No matter who you are, where you are moving to or how you are getting there  ... moving house is a moment in our lives to really consider our treasures .....


So these life treasures we hold in our minds, in our hearts and in their physical state.  Are they the treasured mementos of times past? Of the once happy snapshots of married life and the collectibles dear at the time that now no longer hold the intrinsic value they once had. 

Or... are they the treasures within us, those extra pockets of emotional oxygen that we need to free dive deeply for. Those places that enable us to have the strength to surface, gasping at the blue skied, positive and joyous wonderland that exists beyond the fear?  

Moving house, no matter how many times we go through the process is exhausting. It is so very easy to find yourself in true moronic modus operandi.  

YOU need that bed of decompression to ease your very tired body, now muscle popplingly painful and to soothe the brow of those attempting to brain balance children, animals, cardboard boxes, a job, cooking, cleaning, household bills and budgets ... To be given a decompression token when you are moving house as a single parent is a like a Willy Wonka Golden Swim With The Dolphins Spa Ticket. 

So my moving house experience, for the fourth time in three years has very generously brought me to this slightly scary realization. That no matter how canny and good at this moving malarkey I think I am, there is a whole load of energy being poured into house moving that leaves you humanly on every level so very tired. 

However, and here is the great stuff - you may be weary, but the unexpected triumphant feelings that surface as a single parent through these times in your extraordinary life are the strength rosettes you will carry with you always.

Geographic relocation with children especially, becomes an exercise in diplomacy of extraordinary proportions.  With this moving thing, no matter how good or how used to it they are, it brings out their fear monkeys who 'don't throw anything away because it is going to get scary and it is all going to CHANGE'.  

Children don't like losing their treasures. Well of course they don't, none of us want to lose our treasures... however, when moving to a smaller, cosier home our little family start remembering that it is the love we have for each other which is our treasure and really the only padding we need and the extra hugs that bind loving words. 

It is good to remember that moving from your old life to the new is an opportunity to release all that was and embrace, no matter how dog tired you are, the experience of letting go.  I look around my house at the endless, literally endless boxes that pile high on every surface creating a skyline worthy of a Middle Eastern new city and I just want to pick them up, blind to the contents and then carry them straight into a charity shop.  


I have my head monkeys sat rather seriously around a bunch of dive tanks debating the need for the weight belts of stuff in our lives and the process of letting go. Positive thoughts...are ... do we release as much of the 'old' as humanly possible to allow the 'new' to enter in? Or do we keep and store our beautiful treasures in the sure and positive belief that this is merely a temporary situation and the future is so abundant that we will need lots of treasures to fill our new and bigger home?

And then there is the important point of do we really want to take all our 'stuff'
that made up our family homes before into our new one? Does not the experience of release and moving on send the old stuff packing and welcome a different, lighter place filled with laughter, love and a very much treasured opportunity of the new?

Love Natasha x


12 comments:

  1. Certainly! What matters is to keep much of your being intact and secure all the little bits and pieces that speak of yourself, where you bear an imprint and stand for moments and memories in your life. It needn't be somebody else's life, at least not forever, in my opinion. All the best to you!

    Olga Becker @ Upton & Hatfield, LLP

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    1. Hi Olga, just catching up! Thank you for your comment and thank you for the support.

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  2. Such positive thinking! I agree that you have to live now before it is over! Life is one-time chance to explore and create!

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    1. Hi Madeline, thanks for your comment, I am just catching up! Life is as you say a one-time chance, seize every day!

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  3. Amazing tips, thank you so much for this post. It’s really necessary to make sure that you can take care and take the time to do things correctly when moving house.
    One way of reducing stress when moving is to use a self storage company, that you don’t have to move everything at once and it can make the move more manageable.

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  4. At the time of moving house you faced various unexpected treasures. This will be more interesting when you have a piano. Piano removalists Melbourne is the best company through which you can decrease your stress. They will help you in moving in the best possible way.

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    1. Pianos are always best moved with a company like yours, thank you for the comment.

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  5. Such positive thinking! nice post about moving .. One way of reducing stress when moving is to use a self storage company, that you don’t have to move everything at once and it can make the move more manageable.

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    1. Thank you Alina, self-storage is also so very useful and reduces stress as you so rightly point out! I recommend it as an alternative!

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  6. Such positive considering! nice post about moving!
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  7. There are many treasures you found when you are moving your house from one location to another Any nice sharing I really liked it. Thanks
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