The beautiful and really memorable moments of our lives are those we spend making a home out of a house. It is such a slow process that takes years running into decades. You can imagine the task of transforming that structure of wood, brick and stone into a place of laughter, love and fun, and tantrums and tears all that form those memories so commonly cherished. We see at home the children grow into adults of dreams, aspirations, hopes and take on life’s responsibilities of their own.
There are a number of reasons for which the children will leave home. The time will come when our children will have to join college for studies and it is in such times that we will see them off for a journey to begin a life of their own quite away from us. Or else it may just be the time that the grown members of the family will need to start families of their own and as such move on with their lives. These are surely going to effect shifts in the family dynamics. You will have for yourself so much space that you may not actually need or possibly 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. These ideas will also afford you some savings and spares to use on other things which will make your life a bit happier.
Think of doing a yard sale to help with the purging the house of those possessions. There are those items that belonged to your young ones which you will actually not need after they have grown up and left. 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.
A downsizing decision will be the next step as you attempt to check on the empty nest syndrome. As a fact, this may stand as the best move you ever took. The need for a large apartment are no longer relevant considering your immediate circumstances. Certain items of support for example on rent pays, utility bills settlement, and taxes may be unavailable to you for the rest of time. In such cases then it remains viable to make a downsizing move.