Moving During Covid
In the past two years a lot has changed. My relationship status, my post code, my body and even my title.. all for love.
I fell in love and moved to the U.K., while giving birth not once but twice! Two healthy little boys.. all during covid. What a crazy time to start a family!
From sunny LA to rainy UK its been quite a change.. my wardrobe has taken a complete 180 and to be honest I’m still trying to figure out how to keep warm with layers. Although working from home, I spend most of my time inside and with a newborn I don’t have to face the cold weather much. Which also makes me realize that our home is feeling a little small with the new addition to our family.
Since we’ve quickly outgrown our place within a year, its time to start looking for another home. After making the decision to stay in the U.K we decided it’s time to put some roots down and look into buying a home instead of renting. Finding the right location to purchase has been a tricky one. Working from home, I need a space that separates me from the “home” element. Is it close to the grandparents? How is the neighborhood? close to shops? What about daycare and schools? Are their parks nearby? Land? So many questions come to mind.
We all know that moving in itself can be stressful and a lot of work but now we factor in moving during Covid. So, find a place to purchase and moving with a 2 year old and 1 month old is going to be the ultimate task.
Keeping things organized with a “To Do list” is going to be my best option for a less stressful move. I’ve also found that using helpful tools to help calculate our loan and estimate a monthly payment gives me more of an idea of what kind of prices I’m looking at when walking into buying a new home. We already know it’s a sellers market and with everything going on with the world differences… prices may increase, so preparing myself for the numbers gives me a realistic look at how much we are looking to spend. Making a decision sooner rather than later will give us the best chance at prices and allow us to enjoy our new place before the next winter sets in. So you may be seeing our new home in the next Youtube video!
Adulting can be so much fun! I keep thinking of the saying “How do you eat an elephant?” ONE BITE AT A TIME. (I’m vegan but the saying resonates with me)
It’s all about steps, life in general is all about taking steps, one step at a time. Try not to overwhelm yourself, there are tools out there to make your life easier. Do your research and make a “To Do List” so you can check off those tasks one by one with satisfaction you are getting closer to your new home!
So if any of you can relate, remember we got this! Take it one step at a time.