There comes a time in every family’s life when the family home stops serving its purpose. The family is either too big or has moved away – something, in other words, has upset the apple cart.
But sometimes it can be hard to recognize exactly when you outgrew your home. And even when you do, it can often be difficult to let a family home go. Family homes are full of happy memories and experiences that you don’t want to lose. However, there comes a time when you’ll have to start thinking about new land estates and making the big move. If these things keep happening, it’s probably time you called it quits on your current residence.
You Keep Stubbing Your Toe
If you don’t have enough space to put all your stuff, it’s only a matter of time before it starts encroaching on your floor space. The result is a lot of mess, a lot of stress, and painful stubbed toes. People who live in homes that don’t have enough space resort to extreme measures to store stuff. They make deals with themselves like, “I’ll keep these clothes in the washing machine” just to get them out of the way. And they find themselves cramming stuff under the bed which never should have been there in the first place.
Your DIY Projects Are On Hold
Most homeowners want to keep their homes in good condition. They take pride in their appearance. And they think about how their homes could be better in the future. But, the chances are that if you’ve outgrown your home, you’re not thinking along these lines. Instead, you’re putting off your DIY projects. There’s just nothing about your home that you find inspiring. It all seems like a waste of time.
If you’ve got DIY materials strewn all over the house that aren’t being used, you should consider moving on. It’s clear you’re not interested in making your house into your dream, personalized home. So it might be time to find somewhere else where you’re willing to put in the effort.
Your Home Feels Like An Empty Nest
We’ve had too full: now we’ve got too empty. Empty nest syndrome is where you feel as if your home is suddenly too big. With the kids gone, you realize that your home is a series of lonely, empty rooms, one after another. It can feel a little unnerving. If you feel like this, your best option might be to find a home with a smaller square footage.
You Hate All The Little Quirks You Used To Love
When you first moved into your new home, you loved all the small things that made it unique. You liked the fact that the bath was up on stilts in the middle of the room. You liked how the door knobs were worn and brassy. You liked that it had an antique fireplace. But as time has worn on, suddenly you’re not so keen. The bath lacks privacy and warmth. The door handles are annoying to turn. And the fireplace costs a fortune to get swept. If you find yourself loathing that which you once loved, perhaps it’s time to move on?
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Have you outgrown your home before? Did you find it difficult to move? How do you feel now?