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3 Reasons For Wanting To Move House (And Why You Might Not Need To)

Here’s the thing. If you have your heart set on a house move, then don’t let us stop you. For all we know, this might be the right course of action for you, so if you are planning on uprooting yourself any time soon, then we wish you the best of success. Check out our moving house tips to make life a little easier for you.

However…

Consider your reasons for wanting to move. There may be alternatives, so rather than bear the brunt of the stress and expense of moving house, you might want to reconsider your plans. In this article, we are going to list some of the reasons for wanting to move, and offer you some suggestions that might convince you to stay exactly where you are.

Reason #1: You have outgrown your current property

Do you feel as if you don’t have room to move around? Are you constantly tripping over the clutter that has accumulated in your home? Are you expecting children? Do you need room for extended members of your family looking to move in with you? In short, is your home too cramped and small? Then moving home might well be the answer.

On the other hand…

Can you make more room in your home? When it comes to the clutter you have accumulated, perhaps it’s time to have a clear-out of those things you don’t need. After doing so, you might suddenly discover your living space isn’t so cramped after all. But if you need to make room for extra family members, you might want to extend your property instead of moving into a larger home. You might consider a loft conversion, for example, or you could transform your garage into a living space. You might even want to create more living space on your land with the aid of a company specializing in granny flats. Sure, there will be an expense with any renovation project, but if it’s cheaper than moving home, then this might be the better option for you.

Reason #2: You need to downsize

As a direct opposite to the above, instead of wanting to move into a larger home, you might also want to move into something smaller. There are a couple of common reasons for considering the option. If you are paying too much on your current home, then you might be able to cut your living costs by residing in a smaller property. You might also want to downsize because your family situation has changed. If your adult children have flown the nest, for example, then your home might appear too large for your needs. Moving home might well be the answer to both of these situations.

On the other hand…

If you are having financial issues, then look for ways to reduce your monthly spending. There are loads of ideas in the linked article, and after going through each, you might be able to improve your financial situation. Especially considering the expense of moving home, making a few household changes might be more cost-effective for you in the short and long term. If your family situation has changed, and you are surrounded by empty space, then why not consider doing something with any unused rooms. You might transform a room into a place that is perfect for one of your hobbies, for example, or you might want to repurpose a room into a home office area, or a home gym. There are plenty of spare room ideas here, so have a look, and then think about what might suit your needs and lifestyle. Move home by all means, but if it’s cheaper to stay put, and if you can do more with the space that is available to you, then deciding to stay where you are might be the better answer for you.

Reason #3: You have fallen out of love with your home

You might have loved your home once. But if, in recent times, you have started to hate the place where you live, then moving somewhere new might be the answer for you. Of course, it all depends on why you have fallen out of love with your home. Are you bored with your living space? Are you envious of your friends who have better homes than you do? Is your home falling down around your ears? Any one of these reasons might give you cause to look for somewhere new, and we wouldn’t blame you for wanting to move.

On the other hand…

Instead of moving home, with all of the expected costs and stresses that come with it, why not do something with your current property? You might not have to move at all if you can give your home a makeover, transforming your living space into an area that is attuned to your change of tastes. Check out these home makeover ideas, for example. The same applies to any envious thoughts you have about your friends. If you want what they have, then create it in your existing home where possible. It might be cheaper than moving. Then think about any repair jobs that need doing in your home. If the expense of these is the reason for you wanting to move, think carefully. Maintaining your current property might be cheaper in the long-term than moving somewhere new, so weigh up the costs by doing your research online. If your house isn’t literally falling down around your ears, then you might find this is the better answer. Think carefully then, and remember the saying, ‘the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.’ You might only move into a property that you later dislike more than where you are now.

Finally

So, should you move home, or is staying put the better answer for you? We don’t know but consider what we have suggested in this article. Sometimes, moving home might be the right thing to do, but if you would rather avoid the stress and expense of a house move where possible, then you might want to think of the alternatives instead.

We wish you success, whatever you decide to do.

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