6 Signs Telling You It Might Be Time to Move

Author: Lauren Ross


Yes, it’s not the most fun thing to do – but moving is just a part of life. Many factors are considered prior to scheduling a move, such as budget, location and the timeline. Maybe you’re on the fence about moving? Not sure if it’s the right time to do so, or you don’t want to lose your sanity during the packing and moving process?

Don’t fret! Here are six signs telling you it might be time to move. And when you do decide that moving is the right call, be sure to look up available homes on Apartment Finder.


Household finances are a strong determinant for many families when it comes down to moving homes. A financial setback might mean cutting back on moving expenses and instead of hiring movers, opting for a more hands-on approach by renting a U-Haul and loading the vehicle yourself (or with friends/family). However, an increase in salary or bonus may mean you can upgrade apartments and afford to hire additional help.

The Kids/Roommates Have Moved Out

If everyone has moved out of the rental you share, it might have you thinking the same. Downsizing homes not only helps you save money, but it gives you a chance to experience having the whole house to yourself for once. There are plenty of spacious one-bedroom apartments and affordable studios if you prefer that route.

When Storage Space is Scarce

It wasn’t always this way. When you moved in 2.5 years ago, there was plenty of open storage. Or, was this because you had just started out and didn’t have a lot of items at the time? If you have no shelf space in your closets or cabinets now, then it’s clear you might have outgrown your storage space. Moving into an apartment with an additional bedroom or garage can definitely provide you with the solutions to take care of your storage woes.

You and That Special Someone Are Becoming More Serious

Making the decision to move in together is a big step in the relationship. You don’t necessarily have to move homes, but renting a new one together can be fun and rewarding for the both of you.

Your Work Commute is Driving You Crazy

Every morning that overwhelming dread washes over you, when you know the commute into work is looking to be about a 1-1.5 hour drive. Then, when you pull into the parking lot, you know it’s going to be a rough commute back as well. If you feel stress every day driving to work, consider a rental that’s closer.

Your Family is Expanding

The arrival of a new child or addition of an in-law coming to live with you is definitely grounds for moving into a larger place. It could also mean adding a family pet and moving into a pet-friendly apartment.