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The Emotional Challenges of Moving with Children

Welcome! For those of you who are new here, we’ll begin by telling you that we are in the midst of an ongoing series of articles dealing with the home selling process for people with children. In our introduction, we recognized that attempting to sell a home with children is one of the more difficult tasks that a person can set for themselves. If you are in the process of trying to sell a home and also raise children, then you know just how difficult this period of life can be. Our hope is that by addressing some of the more common issues that arise during the home-selling-with-children process we can help you prioritize, taking a small amount of stress out of the situation.

Last time, we talked about the first step: telling your children. Today we are going to delve deeper and begin examining some of the things you might consider when it comes to the display of your home and how this might affect your family.

Raising children quickly becomes a life-consuming task. Accordingly, your life and surroundings will begin to incorporate things that are primarily intended for the children. Home “improvements” such as murals on the wall, designated recreational spaces, colorful carpets and walls are beautiful to you because you hold memories within these spaces. Most home-buyers are looking for spaces which can hold their own future memories, and so your decor might need to change to accommodate this.

Additionally, many people buying homes are single, not planning on having children, and empty nesters. It is important to recognize that for them the child zones will not be as appealing. And while a small minority of people on the home-buying market might find your additions charming, many people will want to see the ability to see how the space will come to reflect them in their own life.

This means painting over murals, reverting rooms to more neutral colors, and toning down the floors. It means cleaning up all the toys, and maybe changing out some of the furniture. Erasure can be emotionally challenging for both adults and children. Consider taking this moment as a chance to remember together, a chance to become closer as a family. On the other side of sorrow is joy.

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