Houston 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 Houston, we have made it simpler for people to move for all kinds of assorted reasons. At times, the reason is a happy one, and in some cases, it's as a result of tough circumstance such as a divorce, death or break-up. We certainly are not here to pass judgement, but rather to supply a few recommendations we have gathered over the years for helping people to move following a break-up.

Moving in with each other is a trial run; a test of whether you and your significant other can tolerate each other once you're in close proximity constantly. A number of couples pass with ease, and others... well, some won't. When you are in the second category, and you need to make sure that your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend gets out and remains out, then it's important to ensure you don't overlook a trick on the subject of the moving out process in Houston.

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

Tip #1: Get Organized

When you live with somebody, your belongings will usually mingle. In spite of this, when you've separated, it should be the perfect time to re-draw those lines to make it obvious whose things are whose. So, proceed room by room, and place every one of your ex's things to the side. It's probably going to be harder than it sounds, both as a result of memories attached to the belongings, and since you will be continuously building a list of items you now have to replace. However you ought to do it swiftly, and efficiently. Rip the band-aid off all at once, and the agony will certainly fade sooner.

Tip #2: Get It Out of Your Home

Once you have all of your ex's stuff in one place, don't merely put it in a closet, or leave it in a spare bedroom. You need it away from your house, so you can breathe for a while and distance yourself from the memories.

Don't chuck it out the window or toss it on the curb (fulfilling as that could be, depending on your situation). However, find their items a place other than your place. Keep it with one of your ex's friends or perhaps take it to their mom's home. If everything else fails, hire a professional mover in Houston and obtain a storage unit. Give your ex the key to the storage unit so that they can go get it when they're ready for it. But don't let it stay in your home; the very last thing you need when attempting to pick up and move forward is an elephant hanging in the room.

Tip #3: Find Them A New Place to Live

One more thing your old flame might drag their feet on is searching for somewhere to live, since you have broken up. And sure, choosing a place is no picnic, specially when you're doing it alone. Which is why, though you have a great deal of other stuff to do, you must help find a spot for them to move.

If it means identifying another rental that is available and in their price range (on the other side of the city) or speaking with your friends to see who could use an extra roomie, make sure you don't allow the grass grow under your ex's feet. You will want them out the door with their stuff, and when they've got a place to live, they can't play the guilt trip that you're just throwing them out onto the street.

Tip #4: Don't Backslide

Splitting up is difficult, there is no two ways about that. But when you have to do something, it is important to take solid actions toward completion daily. If you don't have the time, or the energy, to pack up all things in one day, then pack one area a day or even get in touch with a moving company in Houston that will help with the packing and moving. If you're unable to drive all around town checking on apartment costs, don't fret, there is the magic of the smartphone as well as the Internet. Send out several emails or even make a couple of phone calls.

The main element is that you are moving forward, and not merely staying where you are... or even worse, waiting for everything to just fix itself.


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