5 Ways Downsizing House Could Drastically Improve Your Life
As the housing market is increasingly busy, people may be looking to downsize their homes as their children begin to flee the nest. If you’re an empty nester there are many things that can improve your life as a result of downsizing your house, so keep reading if you’d like to find out more.
First up on our ways of downsizing a house is the benefit of saving money. The obvious way to save money by downsizing your house would be that you have to heat less rooms / space in the house. However, you’ll likely also be feeding less people in the house, using less water, and even use less electricity. Not to mention the smaller mortgage repayments that will be a result of moving to a smaller house.
During the process of downsizing your house you’ll almost definitely need to dispose of or donate things in your house that you don’t want or need anymore to move into your smaller home. So, on the contrary to saving money there may even be opportunities for you to make money selling any items that you no longer need and are in good condition for others to make use out of. Facebook marketplace, gumtree etc are great ways to sell items especially furniture to those in need.
As we’ve just covered that less utilities will be used in a smaller house as there are less people, this helps save energy in the house as it will take less time to heat the house then it would have to reach all the spaces in a bigger house. In turn, not only does this save you money, but is also a fantastic way to help the environment and make your home greener. The more small steps we can take to help the environment the more impact we will have.
You may not think that downsizing houses can help improve your life, but the process of getting rid of any unwanted clutter can really help clear your mind and remove a “mess” from taking up space in your mind worrying about having to organise this when you may be busy doing other things. Organising things into its own places, will help you know where everything is and avoid any stressful situations trying to find something amongst the clutter.
Another way to improve your life by downsizing your house is the upkeep required on your home. By downsizing you will be able to save time with less rooms to tidy and clean meaning that you can keep on top of the organisation, in turn helping you to know where to look for things. And … if you have a cleaner this will save their time cleaning your home, saving you money again.
Any empty nesters out there can benefit hugely from downsizing houses, as this is a great way of making the house feel less empty. With less rooms empty in the house this will give each room a purpose and help make the home feel cosy rather than empty.
If you’ve experienced any other ways that downsizing a house has improved your life, we’d love to hear them, make sure to share them with us on Facebook or Twitter and we might add them to this article.