Moving Out After Breaking Up: How to Handle Your First Solo Move

The difficulties of executing even a local move are compounded significantly when your ex isn’t inclined to lend a hand. Make things easier on yourself by hiring a local moving company near Charlotte, NC. After all, you’re dealing with the emotional fallout of a breakup, in addition to the logistical problems of making a short-distance move. break- up

Host a yard sale.

No matter how many or how few possessions you think you have, getting ready for a local move will seem to magically multiply your possessions. Start figuring out which items you feel comfortable selling, donating, or discarding. Hold a yard sale, which will help defray the cost of hiring local movers, or list individual items for sale online. Donate everything that doesn’t attract a buyer. Getting rid of superfluous items could cause an argument between you and your ex. Only sell or donate items that are yours alone, or are shared items that you and your ex agree to get rid of.

Start packing right away.

Breaking up is tough, but trying to live in the same apartment with each other after the break up is even trickier. Save your sanity by packing up promptly, even if you haven’t found a new apartment yet. Start by packing items you use infrequently, like DVDs you’ve already watched and books you’ve already read. Pack decorative items, out-of-season clothing, and little-used kitchen items. You may find packing and organizing to be therapeutic, since it symbolizes moving on from a failed relationship and getting a fresh, new start in life.

Get help for your move.

For solo moves, hiring a professional moving company is a must. You’ll undoubtedly have some heavy, bulky furniture that’s virtually impossible to move by yourself. The last thing you want is to throw out your back and get stuck lying on the couch while trying to get away from your ex. If the split was contentious, consider enlisting a close friend to stay by your side on moving day. You’ll benefit from the emotional support, and your ex is less likely to be argumentative when a friend and the professional movers are there to witness it.

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