How a House Move Can Be a Blessing in Disguise

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Moving house is one of the most stressful things that you can do in your life. While the future can feel a little uncertain at the moment with all that is going on in UK politics, there are still plenty of people that will want or need to move home. Some people will put it off until they know what is going on with the economy, but some will just want to get on with a house move. We just want to get on with it. Yes folks, we are looking to move house. We are still doing some interior design things here as who knows how long it will take to find the right place but a house move is on the cards for us.

Moving house doesn’t need to be a huge or traumatic life event. There are many benefits to moving, so in actual fact, moving home can be such a good thing. 

Clearing Out the Clutter

When you move home, especially if you haven’t done so for a number of years, you really have to sort through your things to decide what you do or don’t want. There can be many things that will have accumulated in your home or been put in storage that you forget that you ever had. And if you are moving far, such as from the UK to a different country like Ireland, it will make your removals UK to Ireland much more straightforward than if there is a lot less clutter and junk to take with you as well. Moving gives you the chance or motivation to get it all cleared and sorted. This is what I am hoping anyway as we need a massive declutter and sort out session and a house move will get me started on this (mammoth) task.

Move House and Forge New Friendships

When you move to somewhere new, even if it is moving to somewhere not that far from where you were before, it gives you the chance to meet new people and start some new friendships and relationships. You will have new neighbours and new people living locally to you. Of course, you can still keep in touch with everyone else from your previous address, but having new people in your life can be a really good thing. I’m all for meeting new people so for us, this is a plus.

Re-evaluate Life

Moving home is a really unique chance to reflect on your life. A house move can take you out of your comfort zone, which may not feel like a good thing, but in terms of self-development and improvement, it opens doors to new opportunities and some self-reflection. A blank canvas, a new page, a new chapter; a house move offers you all of this and more.

Cheaper Bills

When you move you have an opportunity to reassess your outgoings. Will your rent or mortgage be cheaper, what about your gas and electricity? We saved a fortune the last time we moved as the new house had a new boiler and double glazed windows, plus we moved to a newer, greener energy company. 

In Summary

Moving house can be stressful, expensive and time-consuming. No-one is going to argue with that! What you do need to remember is that there are a lot of good things that come out a house move including new neighbours, a better home layout, a shorter commute, cheaper bills, a big declutter and more. Don’t let the fear of the moving process put you off if a house move is what you really want or need.

Settling Family Disputes Without Ruining Relationships


Families can be extremely hard to deal with sometimes. I’m from a big family (I have three brothers and two sisters) and thankfully we all rub along really well. As adults now with out own families we are closer than ever. From talking to friends and so on though, our lack of family woes seems to be quite rare. As the old saying goes, “you can choose your friends but not your family”. That’s all well and good but sometimes forcing a relationship with family members you’re not fond of can be a mistake, as issues will come to the surface sooner rather than later.

Sometimes, a family dispute will start. Social conflict at some level is inevitable now and again, and of course, it will blossom or corruptly grow in the family structure you spend most of your time with. The method here isn’t to avoid this from happening. Sometimes, you simply can’t. When a disagreement occurs, no matter what it is, a clean and sensible solution is important to come to. In order to lessen the potential difficulties and relationship breakdowns, consider:


Settling whatever issue is harming the family in a place of pure impartiality can be very important, especially if it is a big issue rather than a small grumble. It might be that the dispute needs to take place within the guidance of family law solicitors, and even family therapy can be a massive help as far as this is concerned. Sometimes you simply need a final answer backed up legally. It might be that there are disputes over the meaning left in a passed relatives will. Family law solicitors are used to this sort of inquiry, and will often do everything they can to find the correct solution.


Proximity to your family members can sometimes cause arguments. It depends on the situation. However, if you’ve noticed that you can’t even speak cordially with someone without some form of argument starting, it’s best to remove them from your home or situation, or for you to do the same. Seriously, we are all grown-ups. If you find that you cannot be around an uncle or sibling or whoever without it turning into arguments, stay away. Life is too short for arguments and nastiness. This leads nicely to my next point.


It’s important to be civil with your family no matter what. When all is said and done, they are still your blood. They might not be the people you most respect in this world, but that doesn’t mean the intensity of a familial relationship gives you, them or anybody the right to remain aggressive and stir the pot even more roughly. If you’re civil on your side, then you have removed at least 50% of the potential aggression from the situation. That’s good enough. It may be that you take the high road, but either way, keeping it polite is always the best idea, otherwise things get out of hand.

Families can be complex. If you find yourself at odds with a family member consider these points. Avoid Jeremy Kyle like screaming matches and trying and resolve things or not make things worse by remaining polite and keeping your distance. Life really is too short to spend it caught up in things that make us feel bad.

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