Are you guilty of browsing property websites and forgetting what it is you love about your interiors? Then it could be time to start looking for a new home...
A poll of 2,000 homeowners, conducted by Keepmoat Homes, found over one in three of us have got itchy feet and are currently looking to move, be it because they feel they have outgrown their property, or that it's too small.
If you've been putting off DIY, it's another sign that it's time for a move, as is complaining about your property and starting to pay more attention to other people's houses.
The study revealed this would happen to the average homeowner within nine years, but more than one in 10 admitted to thinking about moving after just three years.
Two thirds were found to be spending an average of 15 minutes each day on websites as they searched for their next home, while 71 per cent said they would stop and have a nose at estate agent windows for their potential home.
The average homeowner will live in their first home for around six years prior to the 'For Sale' sign going up, with the majority moving on because they want a bigger house.
Other common reasons for moving included finding a home in a better location, wanting a bigger garden, or moving away from annoying neighbours.
However, 41 per cent said they are stuck where they are due to a lack of funds, while 23 per cent are unable to find a property they like.
The stress of moving proved a deterrent for over one fifth too, who said they couldn't face the stress of buying a home.
The 30 signs you have itchy feet are:
1. Your home starts to feel too big or small
2. You browse home-moving websites like Zoopla or Rightmove
3. There are DIY jobs you can't be bothered to crack on with
4. You start to hate the neighbours
5. You notice other people's homes more frequently
6. You don't have enough storage space
7. You start to yearn for a shorter commute
8. You spend ages complaining about your house
9. You start homing in on all the things which are 'wrong' with the house
10. You have the money to move
11. You feel your home is now too old-fashioned
12. You've forgotten everything you once loved about it
13. You imagine how you'd decorate a new house
14. You've stopped tidying and cleaning as much as you should
15. You bring up houses, decorating and house-hunting in conversation more than you used to
16. You want a new project to work on
17. You start spending more time outside the house than in
18. You begin to feel your kids are ‘too big’ for the house
19. You feel you have ‘too many’ children for your current home
20. You slow down every time you go past a 'For Sale' sign
21. Your friends are all living in a different area
22. You stop keeping up with basic maintenance like replacing light bulbs
23. You don't invite friends round any more
24. You get annoyed by cars parking in ‘your’ space
25. You let your garden fall into disrepair
26. You've had planning permission refused and can’t do things you want to do
27. You take a weirdly keen interest in other people who are buying new homes
28. You start buying home interior magazines
29. You never go in your garden
30. You find yourself 'window shopping' at B&Q