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How Moving From City To Suburbs Can Be Amazing
Planning to move to the suburbs? Tired of city life? Welcome to the club! Perhaps you’re yearning for ample, green lawns, cars and streets that aren’t punctuated by the sound of sirens every five minutes. You want more time, money, and peace of mind. Or maybe you just want to reduce your carbon footprint.
Whatever the reason, you want to make sure your new place is far enough from the metropolitan sounds, but near enough to get back where the action is. If you’re considering a purchase of house and land in any city suburb, here are some easy ways to take full advantage of the transition.
Organize Items Well
Since suburban homes tend to be bigger, the tendency for out-of-sight-out-of-mind increases as well. If you’ve already moved in, start by going through all of your junk, get rid of stuff wherever possible, then organizing anew. Digitize paperwork and photos, sort through storage areas, and make sure everything has a proper place. There’s no better feeling than knowing what you have and where it’s at.
Also, you finally have free rein to do exactly as you want with your living space, because you’re no longer leasing or confined in a small apartment or home. Why not create a spa in your bathroom, a personal basement library, or a herb garden? The choice is yours!
Start Going Natural
Close Off A Room
This may sound a bit weird. You may have spaces in your home that are seldom used and don’t justify upkeep-cleaning, cooling, and heating. Consider making the room off-limits by shutting it, covering the windows, vents until you have a use for the space.
Fully Utilize Your Space
Probably the biggest mistake that people make when they move to a suburban home is not maximizing the use of the home. There is no “right” size for a home. If space is frequently used and enjoyed by its dwellers, then it’s the right size. Host BBQs, parties, movie nights, and other community activities. Size is a great asset when used to its full effect.
Take Advantage Of The Abundance Of Land In The Suburbs
If you’re going to move, try to find a house that errs on the bigger side of the norm. Complete with ample lawn, space to spare, and a great transportation system if you work in the city. Start getting engaged with your community. Doing this will make you become part of it and you will never regret the move from the city to the suburbs!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.