Signs It’s Time To Move
Moving to another place is one of those things that can literally hit the refresh button on your life and open you up to new experiences. However, relocating your entire life — whether single, in a relationship, married, with kids or not — is not the easiest thing to do. If you’ve being toying with the idea of moving from one place to another, check out these signs it’s time to take the plunge. Sure, it’ll be a lot of work initially, but the day-to-day payoff could change your whole life.
You’re Running Out Of Room
When you’ve been living in the same place for a long period of time you are bound to outgrow it and when that happens the most logical choice is to move to somewhere bigger.
There is only so much purging, storing, and donating you can do before you have to face the fact that you need to move to a place with more space. Once you do move, you’ll enjoy the extra space and the fact that you can be comfortable and not be bombarded with your belongings everywhere.
Your Finances Have Changed
Whether you’re making more money or less since you moved into your current home, finances play a large role in deciding to move. While upgrading may not necessarily be the first thing you need to do with a bigger paycheck, downsizing is a huge way to save money if your funds have declined. The bottom line is you should be looking for places that fit your new financial situation.
Your Home Is In Need Of Costly Repairs
Over time, every place you live is going to need repairs. However, when the need for repairs starts piling up and becomes increasingly costly, it might be time to move instead of spending large amounts of money on a place that is on the decline.
Take the money that you would spend on the needed repairs and look for a new place instead. A place that is new(er) is probably the best option because you won’t have to worry about any maintenance for a while.
You Want To Reside In A Different Part Of Town
Tired of city living and long to move to suburbia? Do you find the suburbs boring and crave the fast pace of the city? Whatever the case, wanting to move because you want to experience living in a different part of town, is one of the top reasons to starting looking for a new place to live.
Before you actually move to a new part of town, be sure to do your research and understand the differences that come with living in the city vs. the suburbs. There will certainly be things you need to adjust to, so make sure you know that before you make a commitment.
Your Work Commute Is Killing You
If you live in any popular city, then you already know that traffic is an absolute nightmare…all the time. Spending hours a day in traffic to get to work (or anywhere else, really) is not only physically draining, but it also makes moving seem like the solution.
Moving somewhere closer to your job makes financial sense, increases your productivity and can give you peace of mind knowing that you can leave your job and get home in an acceptable amount of time instead of slaving away behind the wheel.
You Have Family Commitments And Concerns
You want to get your children in a better school system. You have parents who need your help more. You’re missing out on family time because of a long commute. These are all legitimate reasons to consider a move.
Your Relationship Status Has Changed
Whether you’re relationship has ended or recently began, a relationship status is one of the most common reasons people decide to move. Did your live-in partner move and now the financial burden is too much for you? Well, the answer is to move to somewhere you can afford.
The same goes for a new relationship where you have moved in with your partner. You have made a commitment to each other and to cohabit, so you’re going to have to face the fact that moving is expected.
Your Neighborhood Safety Has Diminished
When you first moved to your current neighborhood it was a great, safe place to live, but as the years have passed that has changed for the worst. Your quality of living and piece of mind is very important and no one should live anywhere they feel unsafe.
Start scouting out neighborhoods that you deem safe and do your research. Find out crime statistics to determine the safety of the spots you’re considering and then start packing.
You Want An Upgrade
Sometimes the reason for moving is simply because you want something better. Upgrading to a bigger, better place is a great way to give your life a fresh, new start and it’s also something you should have a lot of fun with.
Make a list of what you want in your new home upgrade and start searching for places that fit the criteria. This narrows down your search process and makes things easier when you start to finalize decisions.
You Got A New Job Opportunity
Getting the opportunity for a new job is an amazing thing on its own, but when you factor in the possibility of moving to a new place to be closer to said job, it’s one of the best times of your life.
If your job offer is out of state, then you really don’t have an option to not move, unless you’re going to reject the offer. However, if you do decide to take the new job, don’t be afraid to ask you new employer about housing recommendations in the area to make the transition easier.