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Meagan Francis February 6, 2013 at 3:36 pm

What a great post! I’ve moved many times, and your points are so right on. I do like looking at decorating mags, but I have to remind myself of what they are – mostly eye candy/fantasy, with the occasional idea I can actually implement. You know, kind of like Pinterest :)

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Crunchy Con Mommy February 6, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Great tips! We’ve been in our house a little over a year and I definitely find that the more I do to it, even things like reupholstering a garage sale bench for the entryway, makes it feel so much more mine!

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Nina February 7, 2013 at 12:40 am

Every time I’ve moved, I told myself that it’ll feel weird the first two weeks. That’s usually how long it takes me to adjust to anything major, moving included. During that time, everything feels strange, the utilities may not be set up yet, you’re still figuring out how to get around, and you’re meeting new neighbors. Usually after two weeks, I fall into a rhythm and it feels like home.

I second the idea of grieving for your old home. I still remember feeling sad about leaving our last place but realize that we’ll still have memories of it.

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Debbie February 7, 2013 at 1:02 am

What a great post! We just moved about 5 months ago and definitely “grieve” leaving our old home. I like the line you wrote, “But if you hold on to what you’ve lost, you’ll never experience contentment.” Helps me to put things into perspective.

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Christine February 22, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Thank you so much for this article. I just moved into a new apartment and even though it’s absolutely gorgeous, I’ve been focusing on all the negatives like the smaller kitchen and lack of outdoor space. Your article made me realize I’m coming at this from the wrong perspective. I was searching for others who felt sad about moving but instead found your sage advice. Thank you.

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Chiquita March 13, 2013 at 11:24 pm

An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who had been conducting a little homework on this.

And he actually bought me lunch because I discovered it for him.
.. lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!
! But yeah, thanks for spending time to talk about this subject here on your website.

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Liliana April 16, 2013 at 5:30 pm

When it is more routine than we care to admit
however it would be best to examine our way of working so
that we can find a solution to the problem.
The dining room chairs will add a fresh
look to the home and give any do it yourselfer great satisfaction.
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Kelly July 10, 2013 at 10:20 am

Thanks for this article. It really speaks to how I am feeling about moving and provides good info on how to make the best of a necessary situation.

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Heather Caliri July 11, 2013 at 12:01 am

You’re welcome, Kelly! I’m so glad it’s proving helpful to you. It’s funny–I just got finished with move 2 of the past year, with move 3 coming up next month–and after writing that article, _I’m_ feeling more peaceful about all the upheaval.

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Binal October 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Thanks for the article. I needed it so badly, we just moved 1 month ago from beloved nice neighborhood to another house. I love the house but having tough time to get Settle in to the neighborhood. My two girls wants to go back so do I!! They are having tough time making new friends here and feel excluded. It’s always hard to be new neighbor…..

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