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6 Signs It's Time to Upsize

(Published on - 4/12/2022 3:56:12 PM)

Updated March 21, 2022, Alysia Heun, Realty Executives International

Most people love their current homes, especially if the home is where they grew up or where they have raised their children. But no matter how many memories those homes hold, there may come a time when you will simply need to move into something bigger. Maybe your family is growing, perhaps you’ve acquired too much stuff that you can’t let go of, or maybe you need more room for your hobby. These are all signs it’s time to upsize your home. If you want to know more about these signs, keep on reading.


1. You Use Your Bike as a Coat Rack

One of the biggest signs it’s time to upsize your home is this: you do not have enough closet space. Or, even worse, you do not have enough space to put another wardrobe in your home. If this is the case, you are probably hanging all your coats on your home bike, chair, or something rather similar. So, do yourself a favor… sell your current home and buy a bigger one – one that will have a bigger closet in addition to space for your home gym equipment.


2. Someone Sits at the ‘Kids Table’

We can all agree that family gatherings are the best! But we can also agree that, during those gatherings, nobody wants to be seated at the ‘kids’ table. If you enjoy entertaining and need space for meals, it might be time to upsize to a home that can accommodate a large dining table (and any leaf that you may add during the holidays).


3. There is a Bathroom Schedule

No one likes having a bathroom schedule. If everyone in the home doesn’t strictly follow the schedule, it can easily catapult into a roommate or family fight. If your home is tight on bathrooms based on the number of occupants in the home, consider upsizing to a property with additional full or partial bathrooms.


4. Inconveniently Placed Rooms

Speaking of bathrooms, is yours located next to your kitchen? Do you have to walk through a laundry room to get to a guest bedroom? Room additions can easily become less of an attraction when they are inconveniently placed in the home. If you must trudge through the kitchen to locate the bathroom in the middle of the night or tiptoe past a sleeping kid to get to a storage closet, it may be time to find a home with a more practical layout.


5. Your Pantry is Giving Up on You

Another sign that it is time to upsize your home is your pantry – either the overflowing or non-existing pantry. It goes without saying that every home needs a proper and functional place for all the food, drinks, and little knick-knacks. If your home doesn’t have a pantry or if the shelves are overflowing into the rest of the kitchen, it is time to upsize.

*Before you move into your new home, make sure to research moving companies. Many people decide to wait until the last minute to hire movers, but this is one of the practices you should avoid if you want to have a stress-free relocation.


6. Everyone is Always in Your Way

A crowded pantry may not be the worst thing in the world, but a crowded life just may be. Crowded living happens when our homes are too full of stuff, people, pets, and pretty much everything. Homes can feel crowded when we are constantly in other people’s personal space without any area to get away from the hustle and bustle of the household. This is when you know you must upsize your home. Decluttering and organization can only go so far.  If you are unable or unwilling to plan a home addition, your best option is to look for something larger.


About the Author: Martha Collins has been working as a professional home organizer for the last 4 years. In her free time, she enjoys writing about home organization on her blog.



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