My kids are my number one priority, and recently
I’ve been thinking about what I’d do if our circumstances changed and we needed
to move to another area. I love the part of Wales that we call home, and so do
the boys, but there are a lot of positives to be found in many parts of the UK.
Below are just the top three reasons I would have for moving on…
1. A better future for my family
Like I said, my two boys mean the world
to me, so I would only upset their routine for a very good reason. Moving to a
more affluent area with better schools and better opportunities for them is
something that I think crosses the mind of every parent. Am I doing all I can
to give them the best chance in life?
Many people relocate from the city to the
country for that very reason, thinking that the fresh air and open spaces will
do them good, which is another reason I’m so thankful to live where I do. If
that changed though, I’d seriously consider moving for their wellbeing.
2. A bigger place for your growing family
This is another crux of reality when you
have a family to take care of. Money management will always be the bane of
every mummy; how to make things stretch, how to afford a spectacular seventh
birthday party for my demanding son, when to start planning for holidays – the
list is never-ending.
One of the huge benefits of relocating is
that you can get so much more for your money in other areas these days. For the
cost of a studio apartment in London, you can get a three-bedroomed detached
house in Manchester. As long as you keep your sites open, there are a lot more
opportunities for people looking for a larger house for their growing family
(or their plans for one).
Speaking to an estate agent in the area
you’re considering is a great first step, as they can give you very specific
advice on the what you’d get for your budget. If you’re tempted by the northern
prices, Linley and Simpson
even give you tips for selling your home.
3. Your priorities change
Given my blogging profession, I can
sympathise with this one. If you decided to set up a home business, you’ll
likely find yourself needing more indoor space. It could be an office, an art
studio or your Etsy workshop, but if your priorities change you’ll need your
home to evolve if you want less stress and more room to spread out.
Last year, 57.09%
of moves in the UK were to two and three-bedroomed homes, so people
certainly seem to need that extra room. It may be a totally different priority,
like needing an extra room for an elderly member of the family, but relocating
somewhere that you can get that room for cheaper can make all the difference to
I hope these reasons have
given you guys something to think about. Do you have any relocation tips?