Is it Time to Move Out of the Family Home?

If you’re not sure if now is the time for you to be moving out of the family home then you have come to the right place. This guide will help you to know if you should be moving on or staying put for a bit longer. Take a look below if you want to find out more.

Your Home is Too Big

If your home is starting to feel too big or too small then this could indicate that it is time for you to move house. It may be that your kids have started to move out or that they are staying at other people’s houses more than your own. On the flip side, it may be that your home is starting to feel too small.

You may find that there are toys everywhere and that you simply don’t have enough space to put everything. If this is the case then you may want to think about moving. Just make sure that the house you are buying solves the problems that you are having right now, because if it doesn’t then you may find yourself in the same situation again.

You’re Constantly Looking

If you find that you are always on property sites such as Rightmove or even Zoopla then this is a big indicator that now is the time for you to be moving house. It’s your mind’s way of telling you that you need to make a change. If you want to help yourself then you need to try and look at your triggers.

Do you find that you are on property sites when the kids are going wild? Or do you find that you do it at work, when you are stressed out? Either way, by knowing your triggers, you can make it easier to understand what you’re looking for in your new property. You can also find what you are missing with the property you have now.

Your Home Needs a Lot of Work

If you look around your home and all you see are jobs that need to be done then this is a big indicator that now is the time for you to move. This is especially the case if you know that you are never going to get around to doing them. If you want to sell your home but are concerned about the price you are going to get for it then one thing you can do is go through sites such as FasterHouse. This is a great way for you to get the price you want for your property without having to worry about the whole sales process.

You Hate your Neighbors

If you hate your neighbours or if they are causing you issues then the only way you are going to solve this would be for you to move house. If you don’t get along then there is nothing wrong with this, after all, it happens, but you do need to try and take active steps to solve the issue because if you don’t then you may find that things get worse over time and this can cause you far more stress than you need.

You Want to Spend Less Time Commuting

There is nothing worse than having to travel for hours on end every single day. You may find that you spend more time in your car than you do at home and this can take its toll over time. If you want to do something about this, then one thing you can do is try and find a property that is closer to your job. If you do this then you will soon find that it is easier for you to get home every day, and that you are able to free up more time. This can work wonders for your mental health, so don’t overlook this.

You’re Always Complaining

Another sign that it is time for you to move house would be if you are constantly complaining. You may find that you just can’t see past the issues your home is having or that you are sick of things always going wrong. If you can’t seem to keep on top of things then this is a major sign that things have to change.

It might be that you need a modern home that doesn’t have all the problems your older property has right now, or that you need to start looking into a home that doesn’t have a waterlogged garden. When it comes to your decision, the best thing you can do is listen to yourself, especially if things are getting you down.

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, when she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s making tea and writing about country living and artisan culture.
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