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8 Most Important Reasons to Move

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Relocation is an important step in one’s life, and everyone has different reasons to move. Those reasons are extremely important, especially if we consider the trouble of packing and unpacking, loading and unloading, car transport, the high cost, and all the accompanying administrative problems. But sometimes, it is the only solution for us in certain life situations, or at least we see it that way. Starting a new life can be motivated by the changes in our family status or by financial or a variety of other personal reasons.

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You Need a New Home

When you are young, renting an apartment is a convenient way to start a new life. Especially because you are not bound by any job or family commitments. You can easily change the environment in pursuit of better opportunities since you do not have homeowner responsibilities. But as the family starts to grow, the circumstances change and most people search for more spacious homes and trade the city bustle for peace and quiet.

Moving Into a Home You Desire

Once you have a stable job and a growing family, you are motivated to adjust your home to your changing needs. You have saved enough money to afford a new residency and you want one that is, to the extent possible, the fulfillment of your dreams. Whether it will be an apartment or a house, it depends on your preferences and budget. But even with a limited budget, you can find your future home if you invest some effort and imagination.

Moving Into a House

A house is an option for people seeking more space because their family is becoming larger or their children are growing up and needing separate rooms. Maybe you need more space for your work or hobbies. Or you have accumulated stuff over the years which you no longer have the room for. Perhaps you have started to earn enough to afford a more luxurious living space. These are all good reasons to make that move. Furthermore, houses come with garages, which is a convenience, and usually with a garden for growing plants or gathering your friends for a barbecue.

But, you can also move into a smaller house than your present one because you cannot maintain yours anymore. The reasons can be both financial and physical. Another reason is that your children have moved out so you do not need that extra space or you just want to move closer to them.

Switching from an Apartment to a House

If you are lucky to have saved enough to move to a house larger than your apartment, you should consider what you really need and want before making the final decision. If this is your first house, you have to adjust your wishes to your budget because, in a larger space, you’ll need more furniture, which is also costly.

Figure out what you can fit into your home out of your present belongings and what you can sell so that you can plan your packing and moving budget. Carefully calculate everything before moving to a new home.

Recent Financial Troubles

An unfortunate financial situation is one of the sadder reasons for moving. But it happens, so cheer up and try to make the best out of it. If you move where the living expenses such as insurance, taxes, utilities, transportation and food are lower, you will have more money to spend on entertainment. You can easily make your home cozy with a little imagination and effort. However, make sure you get the best quote from your movers to avoid making a big dent in your budget.

Educational and Career Opportunities

We want the best for our kids, so finding a better school in a new environment is a legitimate reason to make such a huge change.  Also, we often move in pursuit of our own academic improvement, especially if our profession requires constant learning.

Besides, people frequently move for job prospects, whether it is more stable employment, higher income or simply the lack of opportunities related to their profession in the present environment.

You Want to Learn and Explore New Things

If we feel suffocated by everyday life and routine, we occasionally want to change the environment and live in a place where we can learn about unfamiliar cultures and meet different people. It is perfectly normal to feel that way. Taking that step may encourage you to broaden your views. Maybe you’ll make other important steps in your life which you wouldn’t dare while you were stuck in your usual setting.

Change of Scenery and Lifestyle

Changing the environment can be a life-changer for some people, especially if triggered by some personal circumstances (marriage or divorce, children, employment, health). Also, with a higher income, you can finally live in a more luxurious residence or a better and safer neighborhood.

It can also be refreshing to return to nature or live in a state with a milder climate. Some people move to benefit from better infrastructure, to reduce their commute time, get better access to healthcare institutions or because of entertainment opportunities.

Getting a Pet

Now, this is something we always encourage. Getting a pet will do wonders for your emotional life, so do not hesitate. Even if it means moving out from your current place to accommodate the animal’s needs. Dogs usually require a larger outdoor space, so search for a house with a garden. Also, check if there are dog parks and other pet-friendly facilities nearby.

Other Reasons to Move

Sometimes, people are not even responsible for moving. Oftentimes, life situations force us to move out and live in another place. And it can all happen quick – in a blink of an eye. Maybe we have to follow our spouses that found a better job abroad or move closer to our elderly parents. Finally, retirement may motivate some people to search for a better climate or better healthcare options.

Blake Shaw

Bostonian and residential moving and packing expert. Blake Shaw enjoys bar-hopping, music, and writing insightful content.

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