Any life change that we hope to make can often be quite overwhelming to consider, especially if that influences the anchors by which we live our lives. Our homes would certainly fit into this category, as moving house is not just moving house, but potentially moving lifestyles, moving social circles, moving jobs and moving your children to a different schooling system.
There are millions of ‘what ifs’ and insecurities that can prevent you from following up with this process. This isn’t to say you should feel ashamed of holding caution, in fact this can be a responsible means in which to consider this. If we jumped and moved at the first sign of a positive change, we would often fail to guarantee that safety and security needed to live worthwhile lives.
That being said, what is it that could make you pull the trigger on your plans and move forward with a new house? For those considering this process but still unsure, we hope these symptoms can be the sign of worthwhile change:
Know What You’re Looking For
It’s important to know what you’re looking for when moving house. Do not simply move because you can, move because you are in love with an area, or because you have signed for an amazing job, or because you wish to bring your child to a particular school. Research heavily. Try to figure out the possibilities here. When you do that, you will leave no stone unturned, and this may just help you find the best result going forward. When you are certain you have considered all the options, moving forward becomes that much easier.
Consider The Financial Prospects
Consider the financial prospects of your move. Factoring in the moving costs, the time it takes putting your house up for sale, or how you might save money and time by using a service such as We Buy Houses. If you find that you’ll have to commute further into the city for work, figure out just how much extra time that will take from you each week, or what the cost of that will be. Financial prospects are the baseline needs through which we all make many of our life decisions, or at least are guided by them. This is especially true if you have children. However, it’s also important that you think of:
Arranging A Life
Often, the minute of arranging your potential future life can help you feel motivated for this prospect, while also helping you avoid brushing over the important things. For example, are there good enough after school clubs or a variety of local stores in your chosen destination? How far will you have to travel to be in the midst of nature? What will be your local grocery store, and what is the cost of living in that area? These elements may not make your decision for you on their own, but combined they can lead you in a certain direction quite thoroughly.
With this advice, you are certain to know if you should pull the trigger when hoping to move house.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.