The Unexpected Benefits of Moving House

The Unexpected Benefits of Moving House

The following contribution is from another author.

Moving house is always exciting. The stress of moving day aside, a lovely new property to spend your time and make your own is one of life’s great joys. However, along with the novelty of a new address, there are some hidden benefits to upping sticks and moving. Here are three examples!

It’s a fresh start

One of the best things about moving house is that you get a fresh start. A blank canvas to really put your stamp on and make your own, which can be really fun and satisfying to do. You get to choose a whole new color scheme, furniture which fits the space and decorate it with new accessories. This clean slate can also motivate you to do more in your everyday life too, you might want to start eating better or exercising more! You might be motivated to take up a new hobby where there’s a gym, a community centre or a leisure centre nearby. You might even think about getting a new job, as you’re no longer stuck in a rut. It can generally spur on lots of new, positive changes. If moving home inspires you to make positive changes within the rest of your life, roll with it!

Your home is more suited to your life

Most of us fit our lives around our home, when really it’s best the other way around. Moving out of an old, unsuitable property and into one that’s better for your lifestyle is always a good thing. Perhaps in recent years you’ve started working from home, in your old property you might have had to make do by sitting at the dining room table. When you search for something new, you can choose a property with a room that you can make into your office. Perhaps you’ve had more children and adopted pets and need more space, a bigger home with a garden means you’re not all living on top of each other. Maybe downsizing is what would suit you, if your kids have flown the nest you might be living in a big home with rooms that are hardly being used. There are lots of reasons why we can outgrow where we live (physically and mentally) and so looking for homes for sale to find something new could be a smart move.

You can live a more organized lifestyle

When you pack up a home to move house, it becomes obvious just how much stuff you have. Much of it is junk, clutter that’s not been used in years but has been kept ‘just in case.’ When you move it allows you to be brutal, to get rid of things you really don’t need and streamline the items you own. A new home motivates you to organize what you have, and if you stick with it you can keep it that way. Everything now has a home and you can easily find what you need. If you regularly declutter, you won’t get back to the same position that you were in before.

What do you think the unexpected benefits of moving house are?


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).