Have You “Outgrown” Your Home?

Like me, you probably use your home to meet your needs as you grow. When you bought your home, you might have had roommates, lots of rooms, or maybe even a home office. But you might have outgrown that space. As life goes on, circumstances and situations change, and you may find that your current home just no longer works for you, therefore it’s time to move on. This can be quite a daunting thought for some, especially as the home holds many happy memories and marks a significant investment. However, there are certain signs to look out for that could indicate that, as hard as it might be, a new home could be exactly what it is you need. Let’s take a look at some of them now.

Signs that You Have Outgrown Your Home:

Other Relatives Moving In.

Moving additional family members or friends into your house can expand your social circle, or enable you to care for older family members whilst ensuring they are comfortable and always close by. However, this is not always a good thing, as you may need to figure out how to keep those people from turning your house into a shared space. It can also cause tensions with regard to money, as some may pay more than others in order to keep the house running, despite the fact that others use more water, electricity, etc. Moving to a smaller house yourself could give you a much more manageable space to live in and take the pressure off when it comes to things like housework.

A Change in Employment Status.

Changing jobs can seem like a positive thing, a way to advance your career, or just to give you the freedom to choose who you work with. However, a new job is often a sign that you need a fresh start, which could involve somewhere new to live. In fact, you may have spent so long in the same house that you’ve forgotten what’s out there. Alternatively, if you have built a business from the ground up and have been running it from home, you may simply now need to invest in a commercial building of sorts in order to make space for stock, employees, etc., in a location that it would make sense for you to also be close by to.

Your Needs Have Changed.

If your kids are grown and have kids of their own, and you’re now ready to retire, there may come the point where you need into a specially adapted home that means you can remain living independently, but in an environment that enables you to do this, or even into an assisted living facility, where you can care for each day. Alternatively, your house may simply be too large for your current needs, or you may be just ready for a change of scenery. You might have spent your entire life living in an urban location and are now ready to wake up to the sound of birds, be surrounded by nature, and enjoy a quieter pace of life.

Insufficient Living Space.

On the other end of the spectrum, if your current home is the first one you were ever able to buy for yourself, you may have just run out of space full stop. As your family grows, you are going to need more space in order to accommodate everyone happily. Whether it’s a bigger garden, more living space, or an extra couple of bedrooms, a bigger home will give you what you need in order to enjoy family time together, whilst also providing room for those who need their own bit of peace and quiet to escape. A bigger house will also give you more walls to paint and decorate, and opportunities to really personalize the interior so that it reflects the family as a whole.

An unexpected job change, changing needs, or simply a desire to move to a bigger home are all reasons that can prompt a house move. While, yes, it can be a stressful time-consuming process, moving to a new home can be a great, exciting adventure, and be exactly the change you needed in order for other aspects of your life to improve. So, if you think it might be time to move on, don’t be afraid, embrace the process, and take the time to really consider your needs so that you find the perfect new home.

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