Knowing What to Do with an Empty Nest
To some, it may feel a bit of nostalgia that it seems it was yesterday you are thinking about the plan to invest in a small-family home and now it is an empty nest as the young birds have flown away. After so many years the home is now silent and without much life. It has become a home for you and your spouse. Think of it as an opportunity to do new things. But you need to know what to do with a home with plenty of space.
Most of the time, couples left with an empty nest will try to sell the home because it may be too big for comfort. More often, the couples who end up with an empty nest move to something smaller. Maintaining a huge home can be challenging especially when you need to clean it. There are people who may appreciate the extra space of the empty nest. You need to find a better, much more suitable place without the birds. The home that you will sell may no longer suitable for you and your spouse, but a young family may be able to realize their dreams there in your empty nest. Make it a point to reach out to a local realtor or to get the home for sale online. Don’t rush though as you may need the extra space. It is possible you may end up needing space for the kids when they visit during the holidays. They may need some place to crash into while waiting word from the work they just applied to. Since some graduates may not have the money to rend at apartment, they might stay at their parents’ home for some time. In some events, the grandkids might decide to pay the grandparents a visit. Make sure to have ample space for the visits.
It is a fad for people to work from home. More people work at home because it can be relaxing and less expensive. One way to repurpose some of the space from the empty nest is to convert it into a home office. The home office can help repurpose the empty nest. Make sure to get the empty nest a make over by having a home office.
Be mindful of your health and repurpose the empty nest. It might be nice to have a gym in the child’s old room at the empty nest.
A great way to get the empty space used in an empty nest is to have it rented out. Some students may be interested in renting a room in your empty nest. It would be nice to test if this will work with you for a month to fill the space in an empty nest. It would be nice to have someone in your empty nest.