At this point in my life, I would have to say I’m an old hand at moving. I’ve moved a lot in the last decade since leaving my parents’ house — within the province, within the country, and across the globe.
That being said, moving is always tough when you’ve spent longer than a couple of months in one place. It’s amazing how quickly you can develop a routine, and when that routine is hauled out from under you, it’s easy to feel a sense of longing and regret.
That feeling exists for your first move and every move thereafter, though knowing that it’s coming can help you mentally cope a great deal. I am currently in the stage of settling into my new home and new town after moving from the east coast of Canada to the west, and while things are still quite hectic (I arrived less than a week ago), let’s take a few minutes to carve out a quickie guide to get you through your next move.