5 great reasons to consider downsizing

March 4, 2018

 

1.    Downsizing can shrink your costs

It’s no news that big homes are expensive to run, (especially the one with plenty of room

 

s and a large garden). Your maintenance costs might as well increase if it's an older property (and you can least afford it when they always seem to come along). Less bathroom running water and fewer rooms to light means smaller bills. Downsizing is no news an efficient way to reduce your bills.

 

2.    Minimised stress

Less responsibility, greater flexibility, increased cash flow and smaller workload – all added together, will help reduce stress. Old people retired or living alone people homeowners who take the step of downsizing sometimes appear happier when they're free from large demands of a more extensive home.

 

3.    A smaller home means often leads to a more comfortable home

A smaller house will create an environment that will enable family members to get organized and also compromise over living arrangements, sharing closets, kitchen, which on a long run will make the small home feel cozy instead of cramped. Take a small home as a happier residence, instead of taking it as a downgrade.

 

4.    Down-sizing can free up your lifestyle for traveling

You may not have thought about this, but a bigger house requires a lot of work when you are out of town. From making sure your exterior lighting is light up and keeping your grounds up to checking security systems and doors and windows are properly shut, traveling can often be a burden for those with a larger home. The bottom line is traveling can be less hassle for you when you decide to downsize.

 

5.    Downsizing to a new home can help you open a new chapter

For many homeowners, a new chapter can be opened for them when they downsized (especially the retired or the empty-nester who has older children who have moved out or the one who divorced or death of a spouse). Downsizing can represent a way to start a new life in a new home.

 

Your home is a very personal decision that carries a lot of factors along which we can’t possibly explain all in one 500-word post. Also, not that this post was not written to address each of them; you only know all the variables that come into play when making your decision.

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