What Moving Priorities Are Right For Your Family?

There are many valid reasons to move house, and so don’t take anything we say as the utmost authority on how to make that decision. That said, if you feel like you need to move but aren’t entirely sure if this is justified, or if you’re not 100% certain of how to begin with this mindset, it can be hard to know what kind of plans you should make.

Perhaps you feel that now is the right time to join the housing market, or moving for a job is more important. This can all provide the backbone to how you make your housing decisions. But once a broad area has been found, how can we choose a singular location and a property within that space? What priorities can help us?

Of course, it’s always fun to have your ‘wants’ ascertained, like having space for a pool or a place to grow your vegetables. But what do you actually need from a property going forward? Let’s consider that below:


Depending on where you live, the school catchment areas or the feasibility of moving to a given school, even if it’s a boarding school, can be important to consider. For many, guaranteeing their child a place in a prestigious institution focused on results and the proper educational experience of such a cherished pupil is essential. This is the standard provided by bodies like the Montessori School, as many parents are eager to go above and beyond their budget to provide this to their children. It could be that guaranteeing the best start on life for your new family is an approach you cherish.

Security & Safety

For some, moving out of a less safe area and into a more protected, interconnected, and supportive environment is one of their main priorities. Security and safety, not necessarily in the utmost privilege of a gated community but in an area where they can contact their neighbors and do so without worry is key. This way, you can more easily protect your home with the right security investments, and feel what anyone should be able to feel – safety and comfort within their home. That’s always the right mindset within which to raise a family.

The Community Life

It’s easy to dismiss local community life in 2022, as if it were something outdated or tiresome in the world of the internet and working from home. But that’s not true, having a place where you feel supported and connected is essential. Proper community life can help you integrate with those around you, it will help your child make friends, or it may help you get involved with local clubs or sponsored events that help improve the life of the community through and through. It’s not too much to ask for this, so be sure to chat to local residents and visit the area a few times before you move there just to be sure this is right for you.

With this advice, you’re certain to find the right moving priorities for both you and your family. It’s the least you deserve.

Enjoy every minute being a mom and continue to inspire your kids!

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Jodi Carlson is a mother of 2 children, wife, and a full time product owner at a large Insurance company. She is a mom just trying to juggle a full-time job with a family life. She shares countless tips and tricks of things she has experienced first hand with her kids. As she continues to guide and teach them to become caring, sensible and responsible human beings, all while working a full time job, maintaining a home and some how still allowing for some personal time and growth. Are you a Girl Scout Leader? Along with Mom Connecting Moms, she shares her 25+ years of Girl Scout experience over at Leader Connecting Leaders , there she shares ideas and resources to help leaders who are inspiring girl leaders of tomorrow plan their troop meetings. Check out Leader Connecting Leaders .