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When you move into a new home, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll also be thinking of moving out again, but that’s what most people do. In fact, on average, you’ll live in about ten different places before finding your ‘forever home’, so it’s probably you’ll move out of wherever it is you’ve just moved into. 

Even if that’s not something that’s on your mind from the start, as time goes on, it will be according to the statistics we mentioned above. But it can be hard to know when it’s actually time to move, especially if you hate the process and want to put it off for as long as possible. With that in mind, here are some of the signs to look for that will help you make that big decision.

Signs It’s Time For You To Move | Lifestyle

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You’ve Outgrown Your Home 

Sometimes you can outgrow your home because you’re a different person from the one you were when you moved in – you might have different needs now, so your original tick-list of must-haves no longer makes sense. Or it might be that you’ve literally outgrown your home because you’ve got a family (or you’re expanding one), a pet or two, you work from home now when you didn’t before, or you’ve got hobbies that need some space, for example. 

In either case, if the property you once loved no longer suits you or fits your needs, it’s definitely time to move. It can certainly be a wrench, but if it means you’re going to be more comfortable elsewhere, it’s something that has to be done. 

You’re Always Looking For New Properties

Some people like to scroll through Facebook or TikTok when they have a spare few moments. Some like to watch videos of cats being silly or interviews of their favorite celebrities. Some like to look at lovely new apartments on property platforms and imagine what it would be like to live in one. 

If that last choice sounds like the one you would make if you had a moment to kill, then it might be a sign that you’re getting ready to move. Yes, looking for new homes can be a hobby people enjoy when they’ve got no intention of moving, but equally, if it’s a new pastime you’ve taken up and the properties you’re looking at make you feel excited or even hopeful, especially if you then look at your own place with a more critical eye, then you might be onto something, and it’s worth exploring your options a little further. 

You’re Not Fixing Things

We’ve mentioned looking at your home with a more critical eye, but that can actually be a good thing – it means you’re not wearing rose-colored glasses and you can spot the flaws, which means you can do something about the issues by making repairs and so on. 

However, if you can see the problems but you can’t find the motivation to make them right, it might be because you’re ready to move and you don’t care about your current property as much as you once did. Of course, it’s a good idea to make the repairs anyway because when you come to sell, that’s going to help find a buyer more quickly, but not wanting to is a good indicator that it’s time to move on. Literally.

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