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When Life Happens And You Have to Move

This post is brought to you by Northwood Realty Services and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. 

I’ll be honest. Moving isn’t much fun. Maybe you are doing it because of work, maybe you need a bigger house, or maybe you want to move closer to family. Whatever the reason, it takes a lot of time, effort, and planning to pull off a successful move — especially when kids are involved.

Last year I moved. This wasn’t a move that was planned or even one that was wanted. It was, however, one that was necessary.

After the death of my husband, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to return to the house we shared. I needed to make a fresh start for myself and the kids. We actually moved into my parent’s house for several months.

My house hunting and ultimately house buying was expedited which made everything much more stressful. I did find what I hope to be my forever home.

I was specific about what I wanted because I knew that this would be a long term home for us. I wanted four bedrooms so each of the boys can have a room plus one as my office. I also wanted a quiet street in a good neighborhood, so when I found it I made an offer quickly.

Recently, I attended an event hosted by Northwood Realty Services in which I had the opportunity to discuss tips for moving, as well as moving with kids, with other moms. We came up with a list of tips to make moving less stressful.

Moving definitely isn’t the easiest, whether it is with kids or not, but the women at this event (some of which were Northwood Realtors) had plenty of stories from moving with babies to moving with children, and discussed tips for buying and selling a house, as well as moving itself easier.

Hopefully, our current home is our forever home, but if life ever throws us another curveball and we need to move again, at least I know that we will be prepared.

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