El Paso Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
April 05, 2019

How to Move Out Your Ex Like A Pro

MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Being professional movers in El Paso, we have made it easier for people to move for all kinds of assorted reasons. Sometimes, the reason is a happy one, and sometimes, it can be because of a difficult circumstance such as a separation, death or break-up. We absolutely are not here to pass judgement, but alternatively to offer some tips we have collected through the years of assisting people to move after a break-up.

Moving in with each other can be a trial run; an assessment of if you and your other half can tolerate one another when you're in close proximity constantly. Some couples pass with flying colors, but some... well, some won't. When you are in this second grouping, and you must make sure that your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend gets out and stays out, then it is essential that you make sure you do not skip a trick on the subject of the moving out process in El Paso.

If you wish to be certain they are unable to pull the, "Well, I'm in the area, and recalled I still had certain belongings to grab," card, then you should stick to these pointers.

Tip #1: Get Organized

When you reside with another person, your belongings will most likely mingle. Having said that, when you've separated, then it is the perfect time to re-draw those lines so it will be apparent whose things are whose. Consequently, go room by room, and put all of your ex's belongings aside. This is probably going to be harder than it appears, both because of the memories connected to the belongings, and because you will end up continually building a list of stuff you now need to replace. However you have to do it quickly, and efficiently. Tear the band-aid off all at once, and the agony will probably diminish faster.

Tip #2: Get It Out of Your Residence

After you have all of your ex's things in one location, you should not simply place it in a closet, or perhaps leave it in a extra room in your home. You need it away from your home, so that you can breathe for a while and distance yourself from the memories.

That doesn't mean pitch it out the window or toss it on the curb (satisfying as that could be, dependant upon your situation). However, find their items a place outside of your home. Leave it with one of your ex's friends or take it to their mom's home. In case everything else fails, hire a professional mover in El Paso and acquire a storage space. Give your ex the key to the unit so they can go get it when they're ready for it. Try not to allow it to sit in your place; the last thing you need when attempting to pick up and get over it is an anchor remaining in the room.

Tip #3: Find Them A Different Home

One more thing your old flame might drag their feet on is selecting someplace to move to, since you have separated. And without a doubt, choosing a residence isn't a cup of tea, especially when you're doing it by yourself. Which is why, though you have a great deal of other stuff to do, you must help obtain a place for them to move.

If this means searching for a different rental which is available and within their budget (on the other side of the town) or talking with your acquaintances to see who can use another roomie, ensure you don't allow the grass grow beneath your ex's feet. You need them out the door along with their items, and whenever they have a place to live, they can't play the guilt trip that you'll be just throwing them out onto the street.

Tip #4: Do Not Backslide

Breaking up is hard, there's really no two ways about it. But when you must do something, it is important to take solid steps in the direction of the end every single day. If you don't have enough time, or the stamina, to pack up all things in one day, then pack just one area per day or even get in touch with a moving company in El Paso to help you with the packing and moving. If you can't drive all around the area checking on apartment prices, do not worry, there is the miracle of the smartphone and also the Internet. Write a couple of email messages or even make a few phone calls.

The important thing is that you are moving forward, and not just staying where you are... or worse, hoping for everything to just repair itself.


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