During the move, there are many moments that you want to capture as a keepsake:
Your child’s bedroom, completely free of toys and furniture.
A van loaded with things or a full warehouse.
First family dinner in the new house.
Moving comes with many unforgettable experiences, and in today’s world, people prefer to share these moments on social media. This helps keep in touch with old friends, but unfortunately can also expose highly personal information to complete strangers.
Regardless of where you’re moving, follow the rules below when discussing your move on social media.
MAKE SURE IN ADVANCE THAT YOU HAVE CONTACTS OF ACQUAINTANCES
Numerous social media platforms allow you to stay in touch with people from all areas and periods of your life, no matter where you live. Because of this, you may get the impression that it is not necessary to add your friends from your current city as friends before moving. You’ll just hit the “Add as Friend” button after you’re settled into your new home, right?
However, by using this method, you run the risk of losing connection. It’s best to confirm your personal friendships online before loading your luggage into the van. Discuss with your friends the best platforms to keep in touch with them in the future. Some people use one or two social networking sites, and that’s where you can connect with your former neighbors and colleagues.
In addition, some still minimize their time spent on social media or avoid these platforms altogether. If so, exchange phone numbers or email addresses with them before you say goodbye.
DO NOT ANNOUNCE YOUR MOVING ONLINE UNTIL YOU HAVE ANNOUNCED IT IN PERSON
Some social media users are used to reporting every second of their lives. If you fit into this category, you’ll probably want to announce your move as soon as you decide to move.
But before you use this opportunity, discuss your move with the people who matter to you in person – or at least in a more private forum. Be sure to let family members, bosses, and close friends know that you are moving before announcing your move online.
PUBLISH THE WORDS OF FAREWELL AND THANKS
There are many emotional moments associated with the move. You say goodbye to people with whom you have been in contact for a significant part of your life, and you understand that they will no longer be part of your daily interaction.
Social media can mitigate the impact of this major event. A few days after you officially move in, write a sincere and warm thank you to everyone who helped you during your move. Post on your social media page. You can include words of farewell in your note and tag people who deserve special recognition.
If your moving company has a page on social networks, you can also post a review about their services. Express your appreciation for their help in coordinating your move, or make suggestions on how they can improve their services.
DO NOT PUBLISH PERSONAL OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR HOUSE
This advice comes straight from rule number one for social media: never post sensitive information about yourself online. You may feel like you have the strictest privacy settings, but words and photos on the Internet are hard to keep completely private.
During the move, be especially careful that information about your home does not get into social networks. Do not publicly disclose the addresses of your old and new housing and do not announce specific dates when you will go looking for housing. Your home may become a target for thieves.
Also keep financial information about the sale price of your home or your mortgage strictly offline. There may be some exceptions to this rule, such as if a real estate agent uses social media ads to sell your home.