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Signs you’ve outgrown your home

Are you feeling a bit cramped in your quarters? Answer these 10 questions and you'll know...
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There are so many reasons we outgrow our current space. The addition of a new family member, we start a collection of truly awesome stuff, or we just need a private room for an at-home office or relaxation space. Whatever the reason, there are always signs you’ve outgrown your home. Here are 10 ways to tell if your current abode is getting a bit too cramped.

1. Your sleeping arrangements no longer make sense

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Nice relaxing place, I guess. Perhaps the top of the refrigerator was taken?

2. The line up for the bathroom looks like something at Coachella

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Just imagine the toilet paper bill!

3. Crossing the living room floor is harder than a game of Stratego

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Get those kids a playroom immediately! Or negotiate through the mound of toys, while praying you avoid stepping on a piece of Lego.

4. You’ve literally outgrown your space

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Too tall for your door frame? It might be time to move. Perhaps 9-foot ceilings would be a better option for this guy.

5. The lawn becomes a legit parking place

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Has one or more of your family members started to use the front lawn as a driveway? Then it’s time to consider finding a more suitable lot for your family’s growing car collection.

6. You go to Ikea on a Saturday afternoon for some personal space

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Alexander Helsing

If you look forward to getting out of your house just for a little peace and quiet then chances are you’ve outgrown your home.

7. You consider implementing bathroom office chic

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Not a bad set up!

8. Your babies need more room

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Even fur babies appreciate a space of their own.

9. The baby is sleeping in the bathroom

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Does your nursery double as a bathroom? It may be time to move.

10. There are too many people living under your roof

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Do you come home to cries of “Welcome back!”—only because there are too many people to recognize when you’re coming and going? Then you probably need to find a bigger, perhaps more private space.

Amy Billingsley
Amy Billingsley

Amy is a Realtor with Zolo who lives and specializes in the Tri-Cities area (Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam). A fan of The Amazing Race and mid-century modern architecture, Amy spends her off-time on hiking trails or taking in a movie with her family.

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