Moving from one place to another can be a very stressful and tedious task, especially when you have to transfer your effects to another location. It would have been quite comfortable to just stay put and grow roots in a certain place. Sometimes, however, uprooting one’s self or one’s family can’t be helped for any number of reasons. There are individuals and families who move more often than they should. Here are some of the more common reasons for house-moving.
Having a growing family where a larger home would be needed is perhaps the most common reason for moving. Starting families tend to buy or rent modest homes that they can afford, and then make the decision to move when the resources are in and the time is right. Conversely, empty nesters and older folks whose children have moved away often decide to live in smaller houses for easier maintenance.
Nosy and noisy neighbours, for some people, don’t make for a healthy environment, and prefer a neighbourhood where the relative peace and quiet can be enjoyed. Job opportunities in another city or another country is another common reason for individuals who see the worth of pulling up and relocating, leaving a slice of their past behind.
There are other reasons why people decide to move and change spaces, reasons that are more or less dramatic. Discomfort with denser communities, or conversely, the need to get immersed in the dynamic energy of city living—lifestyle change as reason for uprooting is more common than people think. Some people are quite comfortable and feel fortunate to be where they are, but as life happens, quite suddenly find themselves packing up for quite different pastures.