Do You Really Need To Move Home?


Moving home can be an exciting prospect. It can potentially heal issues we feel have occurred in our living space. It could be that we simply wish to move somewhere new, or for some reason, we can’t quite put our finger on, we’re not entirely satisfied living where we are. In other words, moving is conducted through both feelings of positivity and negativity. No one truly, deeply satisfied in their living situation wishes to move, or prioritizes it outside of getting a great working opportunity or wishing to travel the world. They might move to look after an ill relative, or because they’ve lost their income streams.

There are as many valid reasons to move as there are houses you might move to. However, it’s also important to sometimes go through a checklist, trying to figure out exactly why you want to move home, and if it would bring any benefit to your life. Of course, this is assuming you haven’t a pressing reason to move in the first place, and this is a decision you’re making out of desire rather than need. Do you really need to move? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Learning the difference between these two requirements can help you move when it’s right for you, or to make the best of your current situation, as the grass may not always be greener. In any case, running through the following checklist can help you ensure that your decision to move is as well informed as it possibly could be, giving you to the tools to move with confidence, care and consideration. Consider the following:


Could it be that your home is just cluttered, and you’re sick of the way everything is laid out. After conducting extensive waste removal (which you’ll need to do if selling in the first place,) it’s important to try and orient everything in a new direction, or perhaps plan to change the utility of one room after another. Are you tired of your small master bedroom, or could you knock the wall through to the bedroom of a child that flew the nest years ago? Could it be that the belongings you’ve come into contact with over the years are starting to fill your garage with unwanted items, and now you can’t use your workshop space as effectively as you thought?

It’s amazing how an over-abudance of stuff can really translate to feeling oppressed and unhappy in a home space. In the other side of the same coin, it’s amazing to see just how renewed and refreshed we can feel when this clutter is taken care of and thrown out, instead of worried about overlong. If you feel your home is a little depressed and stagnant, never be afraid of throwing your rubbish out. You might decide to go quite intense with this new consideration, throwing out or selling items you haven’t used in the last three to six months. It depends on you what you choose for this treatment, but one thing’s for sure, conducting this effort may change your mind on the whole moving affair.


Might it be that you’re moving because your neighbors are less pleasant than they used to be? If you’re moving because of hellish neighbors that’s one thing, but sometimes we can feel a lack of community because we haven’t put as much effort into finding it as we did when initially moving in. Once we become fully cemented in a property, we can often take less time trying to forge friends in our environment, or perhaps heading to local community events.

This will obviously be felt more prominently in small neighborhoods or suburban environments, but it can make all the difference as we get older and wish to feel comfort in our surroundings. Heading to local events, perhaps arranging some, or simply introducing yourself to new neighbors could lend you the potential of building a new relationship, and generally help you feel the most satisfaction possible in your current surroundings. For those who haven’t become involved in community life at all, a simple effort here may just help you realize how lucky you have it in your current environment.


Moving for working opportunities can of course be one of the very many valid reasons to move. But instead of jumping to a new job position that’s more highly paid, consider your current situation. How long might it be until you make similar money at your own firm? Could it be that the commute from the new place may not be worth the opportunity or higher pay grade? How will your working life impact your home life? Do you have care and interest in pursuing that career, or are you interested only in the paycheck? What’s the living cost in the new environment, and how does that stack up to that you’re used to paying here?

Of course, you should never feel ashamed to move to new surroundings for work because an internet blog told you to think twice. But sometimes adding a few more filters to your decision can help you make the most informed choice, as work life often balances the stability of home life more than we know. If you choose not to move you may have dodged a bullet, and if you do decide to move you’ll be confident knowing you’ve made the best decision. Overall, listing this segment of loves and dislikes can really help you in the long-term.


Often we may decide to move because the repair cost of our property is getting too high, and we may like to leave before maintenance becomes to annoying a frequent prospect to deal with. However, as your home is inspected during the selling process repair needs will be highlighted, and you may need to knock the cost off the asking price of perhaps repair them yourself. Either way, you will be losing money if you hope to sell. This can give you an opportunity to consider if selling or perhaps maintaining after all is the best course of action for you - because you’ll be spending money anyway.

With these simple tips, you can reconsider if moving is the best choice for you. If it is, great! If it isn’t, great! Either way, using this advice you will come to a clearer and more final decision. We wish you the best no matter what you end up choosing.

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