Moving Got You Stressed Out?

Moving Stress Test

Moving is not easy! In fact, it is one of the biggest stressors a person can face. Not only are you leaving a comfortable place you know, you have to find the place to move to, and it’s expensive and time consuming. If the move includes a family with children, a change of city or state, and limited time available due to work and other responsibilities, it adds even more pressure to an already stressful situation. Many people find themselves feeling stretched thin and frazzled at the best of times, adding a move to the mix can leave someone at their wits end.

Take this little quiz to see if it can help you get oriented after a move:

Do you still have boxes that need to be unpacked?
Are you looking for things and can’t find them?
Do parts of your new home feel too big or small?
Is your furniture fitting, or does it feel out of place?
Do rooms feel adequately furnished and decorated?
Does everything have a place?
Does your house look like a parade through uncool decades?
Do you have old, unwanted items still lingering from college days?
Do you and your partners’ furniture match and get along?
Do you have furniture that still has hair or damage from a pet that no longer is with you? (Or an ex?)
If this quiz has made you realize some help is just what the doctor ordered, please call Beth at Artemis Interior for some answers.

Here are some tips for each question to help fix what may be awry if your space just needs a little tweaking:

Do you still have boxes that need to be unpacked? This is the reminder that you are not done with your move, and they are stressing you out? Do one a day, or one a weekend, breaking things into smaller tasks can make them more manageable.

Are you looking for things and can’t find them? Put them where you use them from the very beginning and keep them there.

Do parts of your new home feel too big or small? Balance and proportion are key. If something is lopsided, or feels bare, try moving things around until they feel right. There are lots of design solutions to these problems so just keep trying different things until it feels right.

Is your furniture fitting, or does it feel out of place, too big/small? Smart solutions for furniture include traffic lanes and not putting all the furniture against the walls.

Do rooms feel adequately furnished and decorated? Beautiful art may be what that bare wall needs, it doesn’t need to be expensive. Bright pillows can create that finishing touch.

Does everything look and feel right? Design is a puzzle, and it may take some effort to achieve the perfect cohesive feeling.

Are you tired of your house looking like a parade through decades as you walk through it? If you love it, keep it! Maybe it needs to be reupholstered, or it should be sharing space in a different room altogether.

Do you have old, unwanted items still lingering from college days? Your items should make you happy, if it’s sentimental, but broken, take a picture and throw it away. Broken items and undone projects are not good for our energy.

Do you and your partners furniture match or get along? There are solutions, try covering that one oddball with a slipcover.

Do you have furniture that still has hair or damage from a pet that no longer is with you? Or an ex? If something needs to go, and you don’t have a replacement, just get rid of it! You can’t get new beautiful things until you make room anyway.

Have you achieved the look and feel you wanted for your new home? Are you happy with the placement of everything inside your new home? Does your home feel like a relaxing sanctuary?

If not, consider a call to Artemis Interior, Beth Berg is ready and willing to help!

Final tip, by Beth Berg: remember to focus on what you CAN control. And have some fun doing it! If help is what you need to push this move into the past so you can FOCUS on the future, call Artemis Interior, 720-837-0853.

By Beth
March 15, 2014

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