Less is more
Why downsizing your home will enhance your lifestyle.
The kids have grown up and moved on, you’re considering retirement or the space you’re in is getting too much for you to handle. If you’re considering downsizing then it might be time to make the leap. Life can be so much simpler and easier to manage with a smaller home. Whatever your lifestyle, we have listed five reasons to downsize your home and start living your best life.
Living in an apartment means no more lawns to mow, no more gardens to keep and no more outdoor cleaning. No more spending your Saturday afternoons sweating it out in the backyard. Depending on where you reside there is usually a wide variety of people employed to keep the grounds tidy and sparkling all year long. All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy!
No more clutter
Having less space means you’re often forced into losing some of that clutter you’ve been hanging onto for years. A new home is a chance to start fresh and ditch anything that is not absolutely necessary. Minimalistic living has also been shown to lower stress levels and increase productivity. While the idea of saying goodbye to the majority of your possessions might seem daunting, you’ll be surprised at the effect it has on your life. De-cluttering means you will be more organised, and have time to really think about the things you bring into your space.
More time to enjoy life
A smaller home requires significantly less effort and time to maintain.
Downsizing may reduce financial stress and the upkeep will be minimal. This will allow you the freedom to use your time doing the things that you love or the things you’ve always wanted to do or try. Build a sense of community with your friends and neighbours always close by and ready to go on adventures or enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day. Less space demands less of your attention, and that all adds up to more time for yourself. Swapping your larger home for an apartment means being able to easily enjoy a lifestyle filled with more of what makes you happy.
Choose your dream location
If you’ve always imagined a home with gorgeous views of the water, downsizing might be your chance to make that a reality. You can wake up every morning to enjoy your coffee on your new balcony as the breeze blows from across the ocean. You can have resort style facilities at your fingertips and be in walking distance to restaurants, cafes and parks.
It is almost impossible to downsize and not be in a better position financially. Running a large home is expensive. Electricity and water costs are often higher and can be a strain on your bank account. Swapping to a smaller space will more than likely lower your mortgage payments and give you more financial freedom to treat yourself to that new car or that cruise you’ve been dying to go on. There are so many added costs of running a large home which could make the idea of living in a smaller property or apartment seem very attractive.
Are you excited yet? Downsizing could be just the thing to get you on the right path to making the most out of the rest of your life! To find out how you can downsize with the Anchorage Apartments, please contact us here.