Making the decision to downsize your home can be hard. For many, it’s where you watched your family grow. It’s your source of comfort and filled with memories. It’s safe to say that many homeowners don’t typically dream of the day they buy a smaller home. But minimal maintenance is definitely appealing. That’s why some people see downsizing as a step forward, not backward. Wondering if it might be time for you to downsize your home? Here are four signs it might be time:
The maintenance is too much
Keeping your home well-maintained can be a lot of work! Between yard work and perpetual maintained, the upkeep can leave you exhausted. Or maybe it’s getting harder for you to do certain household maintenance tasks due to age or physical restrictions.
There’s also a financial component to home maintenance. You might be reaching a point in your life where you don’t want to or you’re physically unable to spend time cutting a large lawn or shoveling a long driveway. When that day comes, you’ll likely need to pay others to take care of your property for you, which will increase your cost of living. By downsizing your home when the time is right, you’ll leave more time for yourself and save money.
2. You’ve retired or you’re retiring soon
3. You have a lot of unused space
4. You’re filled with wanderlust
What are you waiting for? What is stopping you from downsizing when there are so many reasons to do so? Make 2018 the year that you design the life that you love!