Top Reasons for Moving House

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Top Reasons for Moving House


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Thousands of people move home every month throughout the UK. The process can bring a lot of frustration and stress, but can also provide a whole host of new opportunities. The sometimes painstaking process might often feel overwhelming but there are obviously good reasons to put yourself through it.

This month we’ve decided to take a look at some of the top reasons why homeowners decide to move and relocate.

  1. More space required

The most common reason for moving house is the desire for more space. First-time buyers will outgrow their starter home as their desires and plans increase, and upsizing to accommodate a growing or potential family is a natural reason to relocate.

  1. Relocating for a job

Sometimes that dream job comes calling and the only way you can make it work is by moving home. Commute time and distance from your current home might be unreasonable for the day-to-day nine to five, so moving somewhere closer will be the wisest possible decision; it will save you money on fuel and you might even be able to grab a couple of hours extra sleep too!

  1. School catchment area

Homeowners will often make decisions based around the ideal future for their children, and one of the most important choices you can make as a parent is which school your child will go to. If your current home falls outside of the catchment area for your dream school, then moving to somewhere that falls inside will make it more likely that your child will be accepted. For many people, this is preferable to staying put and settling for a lower quality or less desirable school.

  1. Downsizing

While first-time buyers are looking to expand, those who have been on the property ladder for a while will likely find that they need less and less space as things change. Once all the kids have moved out to places of their own, those empty bedrooms may feel like wasted space. Moving home to a smaller property can save a lot of money and can make general life easier; a bigger home becomes more of a hassle to clean and maintain as you get older, so cutting down on space can save you a lot of effort in the long run.

  1. Changes in the local area

When you first moved into your current home the surrounding area might have been ideal: quiet, comfortable and safe. But times can change and many people will see the decline of the neighbourhood, whether it’s social, economic or environmental, a good reason to find a better place.

If you aren’t happy with the current state of the local area and feel you would be better off finding somewhere healthier and not in decline, then moving house is a natural conclusion. We always need to pay attention to how happy we are, and the environment around us plays an influential role in that. A change of surroundings could solve a lot of problems.

  1. Closer to family

Family can be a strong bond that impacts many of the decisions we make. Feeling the need to be closer to relatives is a key reason for moving home, especially over longer distances. As a family grows larger and spans multiple generations, the desire for parents to be close to their children, and grandparents closer to both their children and grandchildren, increases.

  1. Save money

If you run into financial difficulties – a pay cut or just too many bills – moving to a cheaper house in a cheaper area can help allay your money troubles. The price of running a household might be tougher to cope with than you first imagined, and can be a cause for many to move home.


Whatever the reason for relocating, moving home can be made much simpler and stress-free with the right removals firm. Here at Chappell's Removals, we put our 40 years of experience in the industry to good use, providing custom and affordable removals services to customers across the UK.


The experienced team at Chappell's are here to make your move much easier. We tailor our range of services to you, whether you’re moving to a nearby town or into the furthest reaches of the country, we make sure your belongings reach their new home safe and soundTo discuss the multitude of removals services we offer, get in touch with our friendly team today.

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