Many of us have sat down at the end of a busy day too tired to clean up after the kids. Who hasn’t wished they could just move to a new house with a fresh and tidy start? In reality, of course, moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do. It often coincides with stressful life changes like a new relationship, a new job, or a new baby. When you do decide to move, you need to know it really is worth all the hassle.
The health of your family is one of the most important things in your life. Did you know that your own home could be responsible for making you all ill? There are many things lurking there that you might not see or even know about. If you’re worried about just how serious things could be, book a healthy home check and ensure you are all safe. If there are hazards that could cause problems, at least you are armed with the information to make the best choice.
Commuting takes up hours of our week. It eats into the quality time we want to spend with our family, and the time we should be spending taking care of ourselves. There are other hazards to a long commute though. Stress is perhaps the most serious one of them. Stress affects your ability to sleep well, which in turn could increase your stress symptoms. It’s not healthy, and driving tired could be one of the most dangerous things you might ever do. If a house move cuts that journey down to just a couple of minutes, isn’t it worth it?
Human beings have a terrible habit of outgrowing their habitat. It all starts at home. No matter the size of your space, you’ll soon fill it and need more room. Sometimes all it takes is a little updating to provide more effective storage solutions. Other times, a full conversion, renovation, or extension is needed to find the space you need. Eventually, though, you might just accept that a bigger house is quicker and easier, with far less builder’s dust to contend with.
Many of us are aware of the passing of time for our parents. Some of us are already taking steps toward helping them stay independent through their senior years. Traveling to and from their home to check they are OK or arranging carers can be really challenging on a daily basis. Have you considered pooling your resources and buying a property with an annex? Moving house to accommodate all of you could be financially better as well as emotionally better for you all.
It’s not every day that we think about moving house, but we will all be faced with making that decision at some point. Perhaps you rent right now, and you’re working hard to get your own place. That’s a lot of stress on your plate but so worth it when you finally pick up the keys! If you are finding the prospect of moving a little stressful, why not write a list of reasons why it will be worth in the end?