There’s a lot to consider when you start thinking about moving home.
This includes things like:
It’s a massive decision to sell up and buy elsewhere.
When families are involved, our advice is to make your children feel part of the process, and listening to their thoughts, concerns and ideas helps them (and you) get your head around things.
We asked a 16-year-old whose family recently sold and moved to another home what was on their mind during the process.
It makes interesting reading…
“My first thoughts were a bag of mixed emotions. I was excited about the prospect of getting a bigger room. But when the decision was made that we were selling our old home, I thought, oh no, they are going to make me pack and tidy my room.
I was also worried that Mam and Dad might be stressed 24/7 because of renovating, and will they ever stop arguing over paint colours?
I felt sad to be leaving my neighbour, who I was best friends with, but they moved away anyway, so that wasn’t such a big deal.
I was proud because I knew we lived in a small two-bedroom apartment when I was born, and we were now moving to a much bigger home.
I was concerned about not being close to anything – like shops and bus routes – and anxious about the wifi strength at our new place.
Other things on my mind were if we could still afford Sky TV. I also wondered if moving meant we were going to be broke.
My advice for anyone in my age group whose family are moving home is this:
I love our new place, and we still have Sky TV and good wifi!”