We have some of the happiest times of our lives in the years spent making our houses homes. The process is often a slow one usually taking several years running to decades. Think of the task of turning that structure of wood, stone and brick into a place of love, laughter, fun, tantrums and tears all of which will form the fond memories. This is the place where we will watch our children and families grow from babies to full grown adults with hopes, dreams and responsibilities of their own.
These children of ours will definitely leave home for several reasons. College is one time and course that will call on our children to leave the home environment and start a life of their own away from us. Otherwise it may be time for the adult and grown members to start up new families and get moving with their lives. These are surely going to effect shifts in the family dynamics. You are going to be left with so much space than you probably will need and afford. The situation is even pretty pitiful for the single parents. We give herein some basic tips on how you can cope with the empty nest syndrome. the ideas given herein will serve to further afford you spares and savings to use on other areas that may prove your life more meaningful and a bit happier.
Think of doing a yard sale to help with the purging the house of those possessions. There will be in your possessions and the house those items and possessions that were used by your grownups which will not be necessary after such times. These were things we accrued in the times that we raised the children. They were certainly needful then. But now with the changing fortunes, we may not find them quite as necessary. Those which will prove so unnecessary will be offered for a yard sale or placed on ebay. Those which may be retained will be those which are memorable to you or the children. For this reason it is therefore important that you do a consultation with your children to have their opinion on those which they may be so sentimentally attached to.
The next move to help cope with this situation, is taking a downsize decision. As a fact, this may stand as the best move you ever took. All the needs you had for that large apartment are no longer relevant in your particular circumstance. As well the support you may have been receiving from the children with rent payments, utility bills settlement, and other financial need support may no longer be available. Then it is time to take a downsizing decision.