We know that moving house is stressful! I’ve written many articles on moving house on this blog before, there’s no doubt about it – it is hard work! Though it is one of those things that can seem more hassle than it’s worth, you need to weigh up the pros and cons before deciding.
Are you staying in your current house just because it’s the easy option? Let’s look at some of the reasons that tell you it’s time to move house!
You’ve outgrown your current house.
Y’all feel me on this one? I think my boyfriend and I outgrew our house the moment we moved in. We both lived alone before moving in together, so you can imagine the stuff we had! Two hoovers, two sets of pans, two coffee machines, two everything!
Though we did many trips to the tip, donated things, put things in storage, sold things on Amazon, we still have too many things for the size of our house. My boyfriend has enough books to start his own library!
Feeling cluttered and cramped may be a sign you need to move house!
Your commute is too long.
So it takes time to look for a house, sort out all the paperwork, pack, move, unpack, redecorate.. but you know what else takes time? Commuting. I work 25 miles from work. That’s 50 miles a day. That’s 10 hours a week. That’s £200 a month in petrol.
Relocating closer to home will save you time and money in the long run. Imagine what you could do with an extra two hours a day?
The area has changed.
Do you lie in bed at night and hear mopeds racing around? Have to walk past crowds of smoking teenagers hanging out outside the shop? Is there a dog barking and women constantly screaming at him to ‘shut the duck up?’. Is there litter all over the floor?
If the area you live in isn’t very nice, it can have a real effect on how you feel about your home. Especially if you don’t feel safe walking down the street because of kids on bikes shouting whatever they want at you or each other.
If your area is changing and doesn’t have as nice of a reputation as it used to, it’s time to move to somewhere better before it starts to decrease the value of your property! The best moving companies phoenix has to offer can help you move from a dive to your dream home!
Better job opportunities.
Depending on what sector you work in, there might be towns or cities that offer better jobs and progression than where you currently live. If you’ve been in the same role for a while and there’s nothing in the area for you to progress into, it might be time for you to bust a groove and move!
A relationship change.
According to Greek mythology, a phoenix is a bird that’s life cycle regenerates. Essentially, it is born again.
After a breakup, you might find the urge to reinvent yourself – moving house into a new area might be the perfect way to start a new life, meet new people and take things in a whole new direction!
I would not be wanting my kids to go to the local schools around my area! Not that I have kids. But if you do and they’ll be attending school soon, it might be time to live in an area that gives your child the best start in life. I mean, you want them to do well in school so they can get a good job, buy a big house and can take you in when you’re older, right?
Your current home is expensive.
It might not be the nicest thing to think about, but if you are struggling to pay the mortgage, council tax and energy bills every month and find you’re living from paycheck to paycheck, it might be worth moving to a smaller house in a cheaper area! It might be time to find local movers and get gone!
You want room for your hobbies.
I gave up an office when I moved in with my boyfriend. I miss it and feel the need for one in the future. Even a box room with just a desk and some shelves in would help as I often struggle productive wise when I’m blogging on my knee.
For my boyfriend, he has a man cave that is the garage – full of all his cycling equipment and without the garage, he would have nowhere for his bikes, turbo and everything else cycling requires!
If your home doesn’t support your hobbies, it might be time to move.