People find themselves emotional over the memories made while they were at their home. Perhaps it was your first home, the home your brought newborn children home to, or it was the loss of a loved one.
It is perfectly normal to grieve over a home. In fact, you should allow yourself to do it in a healthy way. Here are a few tips to help you you say goodbye.
Take photographs of different rooms and significant places. This might include the dining room, kids' bedrooms, etc. The idea is to have a picture to remember and reminisce when you are ready.
Say a ceremonial goodbye
Before you move, as a family, share your favorite memories you've had in the home. Then in Marie Kondo fashion, thank your home for its years of service and release the home to the new owners wishing for them all the good times and great memories you've had.
Have a photo shoot
Hire a photographer and have one last family photo shoot. For example, check out this touching father/daughter photo shoot.
Spend purposeful and meaningful time in the home. Take time in each room and let the memories come. Also, feel free to place your hands on the walls, doors, windows or special areas for as long as feels right.
Leave your mark
Carve your initials in a tree, write a message in a door jam, make handprints in cement, or bury a time capsule in the backyard.
These are a few ideas that can help you say goodbye and move to make more memories in your new home.