We often think of downsizing as a negative whenever people mention it. However, bigger isn’t always better. Many people choose to downsize now because it is the best time to transition into their next living situation. Some people hang onto their homes for nostalgic reasons without considering the benefits of downsizing, which allow for a continuous creation of new memories.
So what are some reasons why you should consider downsizing?
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There Are Fewer Barriers for Your Motorized Wheelchair to Navigate
Downsizing entails getting rid of unnecessary things in the house. As such, lack of obstacles means that you can easily go around the house. This can make all of the difference in ensuring that you can operate your power wheelchair per your liking without being in any pain or discomfort.
A Decrease in the Cost of Living
Costs of living are significantly cheaper in different areas than the ones you might be used to. For example, you may decide to relocate from California, where life is more expensive, to Texas, where property taxes are much lower. There is also less crime and many other benefits.
There Will Be Less Cleaning
Downsizing can also mean a reduction in your overall square footage, which means less cleaning. A one-story home with a smaller bathroom and kitchen area, or perhaps a studio-style apartment, will translate into less time on tasks like dusting, mopping, and other chores. Furthermore, not needing to clean as much reduces your risk of having a devastating home fall. This is more likely for people who are already using a mobility scooter.
Downsizing Helps You Save Money by Freeing Up Equity from Your Present House
Downsizing means that you would no longer have to worry about the upkeep of a larger home. As such, you can free up any equity. In most cases, downsizing a house means having extra money in your pocket. This additional cash can add up over time and help with future living expenses.
Minimal Maintenance Requirements
Maintaining a small yard is less tiresome. It becomes challenging for older people to manage large households due to the mobility requirements. Moreover, large households contain outside requirements such as mowing the grass and weeding the garden, which can become challenging.
A Happier and Healthier Life in General
Having less to take care of means that you will have more time to spend with family and friends, doing the things that make you happy. Downsizing gives your body a break from all of the heavy lifting like cleaning, yard work, and other chores.
Reevaluate Your Needs.
Do you need that extra bedroom? Could you downsize to a one-car garage? Consider whether or not there is room in the budget for additional expenses like storage, moving, and appliance purchases.
Don’t Be Afraid To Let Go Of Things
This can be difficult at first, but it will become easier over time. Consider items that you have not used for a long time. You can sell these items, which will generate income for you.
Downsizing doesn’t necessarily entail relocating to a smaller house or apartment. You can also consider retiring or downsizing your lifestyle, such as carpooling, walking, and biking instead of driving. This helps you reduce your monthly expenses and helps the environment.