There’s no denying moving house can be a big ol’ stress. But it’s also kind of… amazing?
It’s a chance to start again. To toss aside the old you — along with the family of unmatched socks that has taken up residence under your bed.
Bye bye clutter! So long mice! See ya bloody never slowly-creeping-bathroom-mould.
We’ve compiled a list of all the best bits about a change of scene, from clearing out the cobwebs to cleaning up your life.
You’ll forget the pain in your lower back in no time. Promise.
1. It’s a great opportunity to downsize.
Having to pack your seemingly infinite belongings into a finite number of boxes is the perfect time to consolidate your life.
I mean, of course you love that lava lamp but do you love it enough to lug to the moving truck? Didn’t think so.
Chuck it out. All of it. Marie Kondo has nothing on moving house.
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2. You’ll rediscover things you forgot about.
Odds are you’ll find at least a fiver while you’re turning your room on its head, but you’ll also find belongings you haven’t seen in years.
It’s a time for nostalgia. For looking through old photos from the era when people actually bothered to print out their photos. A time to hug your teddy bear tight.
You’ll also invariably find that top you blamed your sister for stealing, your David Attenborough DVD box set, and ALL the bobby pins that have tried in vain to escape you. Suckers.
When you finally find your missing Alanis Morissette CD…
3. Get ready to redecorate.
You know when’s a great time to steal succulents from your neighbours? When you’re moving far, far away.
And you know what’s going to look great in your beautiful new home? Succulents.
If you’ve ever wanted to make-over your indoor aesthetic, buy matching crockery or try a funky shade of paint: the time is now.