Moving with your family isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. It’s expensive, takes a lot of time and energy, and can even mean finding new schools for your kids. However, there are some good reasons that you should consider moving, and here, we’re going to list 8 of them. Take a look and see if you resonate with any of these reasons right now.
If you do, it could be time to pack up and move elsewhere.
You Need More Space
Perhaps you need more space for your family to thrive. More space may not be necessary if you aim to live a minimalist lifestyle, but the fact is, this can be tough when you have kids and perhaps even other family members living under the same roof as you.
Families take up more and more storage as they accumulate things, especially kids. Perhaps you feel like you’re all living on top of one another and that you have nowhere to put anything – if this is the case, it sounds like a good time for you to move.
You Need A New Job
Needing a new job sometimes means you have to move to find more opportunities. Of course, you can always look to commute, but you’ll need to weigh up the benefits of that with moving house.
Moving house might be a lot of hassle, but you will save time on your commute and potentially money in the long run.
You Want Your Kids To Go To A Better School
Unfortunately, you can’t just put your kids forward for any school you would like them to go to.
You may need to move to a better catchment area to ensure your kids get the best education possible. That being said, some people do cheat a little by purchasing an address in the area (something small and affordable) just for a short while, so their kids can be put on the catchment list. However, that isn’t a feasible option for most families, so moving could be the only way.
You Want A Change Of Scenery/Change of Lifestyle
A change of scenery or a change of lifestyle are often reasons for families wanting to move.
Perhaps you want to get away from tall buildings and bustling crowds by moving to the country. Maybe you want to provide your family with more opportunities and excitement by moving closer to where the action is. Consider the lifestyle you’d like to have with your loved ones carefully.
The Cost Of Running Your Home is Too High
Maybe the cost of running your home is too high for you at present.
This can happen if it has regular maintenance costs, things that need fixing, and running costs that you just can’t keep up with. For example, if you’ve purchased a large house for the extra space, you may have felt the need to hire a cleaner – and then you have the costs of things like heating to contend with.
There Are Going To Be Changes In Your Area
Keep an eye on changes in your area. Maybe there are going to be changes to certain houses in the area, or maybe new houses are going to be built and ruin your view. Perhaps something else is going to be built that will bring more people to the area than ever before – how do you feel about it?
You might decide you’d prefer to purchase a maisonette in the sun to get away from it all. Don’t let changes in your area take you by surprise.
It’s More Beneficial To Move Than Make Changes
Sometimes, it’s more beneficial to move house than to make changes.
Making changes to your own house can be a viable option, but it can also be expensive, time-consuming, and cause a lot of disruption to your day to day lives. It might not be so much of a problem if you have the budget for it and you can stay elsewhere while the work takes place, but make sure you weigh up the costs and the pros and cons.
You Want Space For Pets
Perhaps you want space for pets – or the ability to get pets in the first place.
If you live in rented accommodation, pets may be a no-go for you. Even if you live in an apartment that belongs to you, a lot of stairs and no garden can be tough for pets. If you dream of a future with pets, you may need to move.
What are your reasons for wanting to move with your family?