Oftentimes we can get stuck in the cycle of ‘should we’ and ‘shouldn’t we’ when it comes to discussing when it’s the time to move. Moving house can be a big burden, financially and mentally. It’s important to take into consideration your family’s needs when thinking about where and when to move. We’ve put together some telltale signs that usually tell us when it’s time to pack things up and start fresh somewhere else.
You have concerns about space
Having the right amount of space to suit your household is really important. Whether you are struggling in a small, overcrowded space or a home that is far too large and empty, it may be time to consider moving. It’s hard to feel comfortable and safe in your home when you may not have enough space to comfortably store all of your belongings. Alternately, it can feel understandably cold living in a space that is too big for you, particularly if you’ve had a child leave the nest recently.
It’s time to move because your financial situation has changed
Usually your financial situation dictates how much you are able to spend on housing each month. If yourself or the alternate earners in your household have lost their source of income, it may become impossible to stay in your current home if bills keep piling up. If you are suffering a significant loss of income, it may be time to consider downsizing by moving to a more affordable area or letting go of some square footage.
Too long of a commute
Many of us have been there–we spend almost as much time getting to work as we do actually at work. Long commutes can become very tiresome after a while. If you feel you no longer can sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic listening to AM radio for three hours a day, moving might be your best option. Finding a space closer to your work not only cuts down on commute time but it allows you to get more sleep and feel less stress before work each day.
The big city is calling your name
City living is a polarizing lifestyle–you either love it or you can’t stand it. If you have been dreaming of making the move to the city, then it might be the right time to do so. There are many good things that come with living in a big city; amenities are usually close by, tons of food options, colorful locals, and lots of coffee shops to try. If you want to get closer to the action, moving to the city might be the right move for you.
You’ve been dreaming of suburbia
Many factors go into making the move to suburbia. Oftentimes, small families make the switch to give their household more growing room, outdoor space, and a greater sense of community. Or if you are just craving a more quiet lifestyle with a lower price tag, suburbia might also be the place for you. Whatever your reasons for craving the close-knit vibe of suburban living, taking the jump might be the best decision you make for you and your family.