The Joy of Downsizing
Feb 15, 2019
Did you purchase your “dream home” only to realize you’re not actually living the dream? Whether you have retired and bought the house just because you could, or you’re a young couple trying to “keep up with the Joneses”, you may feel like you’re in over your head with a large home. The minimalist movement as well as financial trends suggest that less truly can be more. See what some of the benefits can be of downsizing your home:
Spend less time cleaning and maintaining.
This is a huge one, especially for the retirees or elderly who don’t need all of the space. Having a larger home can be more difficult to keep up with. If you are thinking of moving into a smaller home, you will have less to maintain and the cleaning process will be much easier. Families young and old can spend more time enjoying each other’s company as opposed to cleaning every available minute.
There’s less space to accumulate “stuff”.
With the growing minimalism trend, many Americans are getting rid of things they no longer want or need. It’s been proven that buying a larger home tempts the owner to fill it with more stuff for the sole purpose of occupying space. With a smaller home, you can be much more mindful of the space you have and only fill it with things you need and that make you happy.
Closer quarters create better community.
A smaller space will encourage families and friends to practice closeness. This is especially important for families with young children growing up in such a tech-driven world. You will be able to spark better conversation around the dinner table in your cozy dining room.
Your finances will thank you.
Obviously, the biggest reason and motivator for downsizing is finances. Maybe you purchased a large home because you were so excited that a lender approved you for that amount, but after moving, it became difficult to manage the monthly budget. Moving into a smaller home will save costs all around, from mortgage to utility payments and everything in-between.
We offer many different floor plans to fit the specific needs of you and your family. If you’re wanting to stick with something bigger, we have many options for you as well! Take the time to consider what is best for you and we will be here to assist you in any way we can.