There are a few times in our lives when we start to think about moving. One of them is after the kids are grown up and maybe it would be fun to have some leisure time instead of having to clean and maintain a house and a yard on top of working full time.
Moving to a townhouse or a condo close to work might mean more free time and more money. Leisure time could be spent on the bike trail instead of pulling weeds or removing all of the volunteer elm trees growing along the foundation. Instead of planing a fall weekend of window washing and leaf raking a person could go someplace to enjoy the fall color.
There has to be more to life than working and taking care of a home. When it isn’t fun anymore it is time to move. Sometimes renting makes more sense than owning.
People who have lived in the same house for a long time can start the process by cleaning out the garage and the basement, and each closet. It may take a few months to get everything in shape for a move. During the cleaning and organizing process is a good time to start searching for homes on the internet and exploring open houses.
If it is time to move planing ahead can save a lot of money.