Not every parent gets overly excited when their kids finally move out. Many experience feelings of loss due to ‘empty nester syndrome’. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to better cope and enjoy this quiet time to the fullest – and you should since you’ve earned it! Here are 5 tips straight out of our empty nester survival kit for you to try.
Now that the kids are finally out of the house, you can officially redecorate it the way you like. That means turning their old room into a space that you can utilize. Need a Zen room to meditate? How about an art studio or maybe a library to read in? There are plenty of things that you can do to a small bedroom space without breaking the bank.
Travel and Explore
When you don’t have to care for your kids anymore, you’ll suddenly realize just how much more time you’ll have on your hands. And that means it’s time to do all those things you had planned to do but couldn’t, like taking a cooking class or a trip to Europe. Finally, you can get back out there and see the places you’ve always wanted to.
Take Back Your Social Life
It’s not uncommon for parents to lose their social networks when they’re busy raising a family. Now you can reach back to old friends and get back to your social life. Socializing will help to boost your mood and cope better with your empty nest.
Move to The City
Have you always dreamed about owning a property where you can walk everywhere? You can quickly ease your empty nester syndrome by purchasing a property in the city. This will let you be in the middle of all the action – theatres, sports venues, live music, world-class restaurants, museums, green space and more. Moving out of the suburbs into an amenity-rich area will allow you to live the active life you’ve been dreaming of.
Another tip out of our empty nester survival kit is downsizing. Spending twice as much in energy bills, taxes, and the mortgage on a big home may not make much sense once the kids have moved out. Just imagine what you could do with all that extra money in your pocket each year by downsizing to a smaller property.
If you’re ready to move out of your family home and into something new, contact us at Ottawa Moving Logistics. Our professional and courteous move coordinators are ready to help you plan your entire move from beginning to end. Though we specialize in local and long-distance moves to and from the Ottawa area, we also offer a range of services from packing to home delivery and senior moving. Learn more about our services and why our customers have given us an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau.