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Is Now The Time To Move

One thing this year has done, is make us all take a look at our lives.  During lockdown most of us was forced to stay home.  Whether you were in a position to work from home or be on furlough.Apart from enjoying spending more time with our families, it also gave us time to take stock of our homes. I know a lot of us have managed to get all those little annoying jobs sorted, or finally redecorated after months of putting it off.  Plus with the nicer weather we have even been able to get outside and tackle our gardens.

For me we have done a few odd jobs, but no decorating so far.  We have managed to have a huge sort out and get rid of all the clutter we no longer needed.  We did also sit and discuss renovating our bathroom, ripping the whole lot out and starting from a blank canvas.  To finally give us the bathroom we would love.

We have also discussed gutting both our bedroom and our daughters bedroom and buying new furniture and obviously decorating both rooms. It sounds like a lot but they both need updating. I know moving home might be the easier option, neither of us want to move. We are now in a position to start making bigger changes to our home to make it the home we love.

What if you can not do this in your current home?

One thing I have heard a few of my friends and family say over lockdown is their current home just does not fit their family anymore.  Or working from home is now becoming permanent and they need a permanent working space.

Luckily with working from home, does have its plus side.  You have no travel expenses, or no little trips for a coffee or lunch.  This can make a huge saving each month.

Having these savings has also given them the confidence to look at moving home, and with it being more of a buyers market at the moment they have been able to look at their finances and with the help of  a mortgage calculater, have been able to look more into making this a reality.

If moving is not an option

You can still make your current home work, it is just about looking at each room as a blank canvas and how best to utilise the space you have.

Have you done any renovations to your home this year? Or are you looking at moving due to needing more space?

Is Now The Time To Move

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26 Comments

  • Bethan Taylor-Swaine
    9th September 2020 at 9:50 pm

    We’ve spent a lot of time this year working on how we can make our home work better for us. We’ve invested in new storage, had a massive clean out and we’re planning to paint the bathroom (I’ve had the paint for ages, just not got around to it!). Although I’ve been frustrated with aspects of our home over lockdown it has been a great way to take stock of how we want to live.

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    • admin
      10th September 2020 at 9:17 am

      The one positive of lockdown has been making us look at our homes and make decision we kept putting off

      Reply
  • Playdays and Runways
    9th September 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Lockdown definitely gave us the time we needed to look at our home and decide whether we wanted to spend money doing our home up or move. We decided to make some home improvements.

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    • admin
      10th September 2020 at 9:16 am

      Lockdown gave a lot of people time to decide on whether to stay or look for a new home

      Reply
  • Miranda Malanga
    10th September 2020 at 6:18 am

    I am glad my home is large enough that I have an office space where I can just work and daydream but now is the time to move I think, no stamp duty lol.

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    • admin
      10th September 2020 at 9:15 am

      The no stamp duty is a great incentive to move but for me I just can not face the packing up

      Reply
  • Jenni
    10th September 2020 at 10:01 am

    We have spent lockdown making our home our own, we moved into our own home not long before all this started. I think it’s made us realise that this home is perfect for us and that we can make it suit all of our needs.

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    • admin
      10th September 2020 at 10:05 am

      It is lovely when you move to a new home and then start to make it your own. Lockdown made us realise now is the time to do all the things we have talked about for so long

      Reply
  • Rhian westbury
    10th September 2020 at 11:29 am

    We were lucky to get the keys to our first house just as lockdown kicked in and have done a lot of renovations during that time x

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    • admin
      10th September 2020 at 11:44 am

      I have loved watching how you have renovated your home, you have worked very hard and it looks amazing

      Reply
  • Natasha Mairs
    10th September 2020 at 11:33 am

    My current house is not my dream house, but at the moment it is home, We still need to do a bit more decorating to it though.

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    • admin
      10th September 2020 at 11:43 am

      It is funny when you just know that this is not your dream home, but you can make it home with adding your own touches to it

      Reply
  • Lindsay Allister
    10th September 2020 at 5:04 pm

    I would love to move house and find my forever home but my budget just won’t stretch to a million pound property with 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, with a sea view 😀

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    • admin
      10th September 2020 at 6:48 pm

      I may be persuaded to move to a house like that in my budget lol

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  • Kara
    10th September 2020 at 6:35 pm

    I am desperate to move and this year was going to be the year, but sadly our circumstances have changed so we can’t 🙁

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    • admin
      10th September 2020 at 6:46 pm

      I think this year has stopped a lot of people doing things

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  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    10th September 2020 at 7:27 pm

    I’ve noticed loads of homes being sold at the moment but I agree it is a buyers market to some degree. It’s best to decide what is best for the family before doing work on your home. Sometimes moving is the better option.

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    • admin
      10th September 2020 at 7:39 pm

      I agree totally it is what is best for you as a family

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  • Kira
    10th September 2020 at 7:58 pm

    We are in the process of moving and hated seeing everyone do up their houses through lockdown when we were due to move lol

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    • admin
      11th September 2020 at 11:49 am

      Good luck with your move

      Reply
  • Yeah Foodie
    10th September 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Totally agree with you, while so many, including myself are doing little renovations to your house, there are many out there who are in the midst or selling their home and buying a new one.The mortgage calculator sounds like a good way for buyers to valuate their finance before a purchase

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    • admin
      11th September 2020 at 11:47 am

      It is a good way to see your options

      Reply
  • Nayna Kanabar
    10th September 2020 at 9:20 pm

    It’s amazing how many people have taken up diy and home renovations during lock down, some from boredom, others from the need to create extra space. Moving might not be an affordable option but sometimes moving things around the home and decluttering can help to create that much wanted space.

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    • admin
      11th September 2020 at 11:47 am

      It does seem to have been the time for diy

      Reply
  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    11th September 2020 at 2:41 pm

    We are not thinking of moving because we love this house we bought almost two decades ago. I think at this time moving house would not be a good decision because of the expense. People would rather save the money they have on hand because of the uncertainty this pandemic has brought upon us.

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    • admin
      13th September 2020 at 12:25 pm

      I think it is all personal and down to personal preference and situations

      Reply

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