Downsizing sometimes gets a bad rap. Upon hearing the phrase, many people automatically assume that downsizing is something negative, but in reality, there are plenty of positive aspects to scaling down from your current home. From having less to clean to being free from other obligations of having a larger home, there’s a lot to look forward to when downsizing.
On the other hand, leaving a beloved home can be tough. But with the right mindset and a plan in place, transitioning to a smaller living space becomes less painful.
What follows are some of the best aspects of downsizing and bright spots to look forward to when transitioning to a smaller home.
There’s Less to Maintain
Owning and maintaining a home is a lot of work. There’s endless cleaning that needs to be done, repairs that need to be made and upkeep that needs to be completed. With a smaller living space, that list of chores and to-dos around the house dwindles, leaving you with more time to focus on the things you enjoy.
It Can Help You Shop Smarter
Artful advertising designed to influence consumers and encourage impulse buys are just about everywhere these days. Anyone can fall prey to something that looks like a good deal or sounds like something they “need” and be influenced by clever and strategic marketing. But when living in a smaller place, you’ll need to become more critical about what you purchase in order to avoid clutter.
Redecorating Opportunities Abound
Redecorating can be a lot of fun -- even more so when there’s a brand new space to work with. Downsizing gives you the opportunity to redesign your space, come up with new concepts and get creative with your storage spots. That can mean experimenting with different setups, getting creative and investing in furniture that doubles as extra storage to save on space.
Help is On Hand
One of the clearest benefits to moving into an apartment community is having assistance at the ready. Leaking faucet, leaking roof? No problem, call your leasing office and they'll take care of it.
Socialization and A Sense of Community
When transitioning from an empty home to an apartment community, there are lots of new opportunities to form a community and socialize with neighbors.