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5 Reasons Why Downsizing Needn't Be That Scary

Written by Posted On Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:06

Downsizing can be a scary time, but it needn't be. Here we look at 5 reasons downsizing can actually be a very good thing.

Downsizing can seem like a scary thing when it is something that needs to happen, maybe because you have got older and less able to cope with a large home. But there' are many more reasons to be happy about it than you might think at first.

When you get older and need to downsize, it can be a worrying time. You know it is the next logical step but there are naturally some doubts.

You will be losing space, you might have less space to enjoy hobbies and socialising. You might also be moving to a different area, and maybe you will be leaving behind a lovely garden and lovely neighbours.

These are just some of the thought processes we can have when moving to a smaller property.

The thing is, you don't actually need to be worrying in this way. Yes there are going to be some losses, but you will be making so many gains like freedom from housework, gardening and maintenance - and, of course, big bills. Downsizing is actually just what you need right now, here are 5 reasons why:

  1. You will be saving money because you will have less house to heat, and to pay for. This is great news and means more cash for fun stuff!
  2. You don't have as much space to clean anymore. Amazing for your back, hands, and leaving you more time, again, for fun stuff!
  3. You can still enjoy your hobbies, just in a different way. Maybe you will need to go to the park or to a club to do a bit of painting which could open up new opporunities. All reasons to enjoy your hobbies in a different way and enjoy life in a new and exciting way!
  4. You'll be very choosy about what you have in your home as you will have less space. This means you will only have treasured items at home that you truly value. No more clutter!
  5. It is a new beginning! You might like your current life in your bigger house, but your smaller house is going to be a fresh new beginning with lots of new opportunities. The new area offers you a chance to make new friends, and to appreciate a different corner of your neighbourhood. You will get to go through all the items in your home that you haven't appreciated in years, reminiscing about when you bought certain items, or who gave them to you. You can make some cash getting rid of items you no longer want or need, and you get to pass on your well loved home to a new family. Your new house is a chance to be creative again and put your own stamp on a place! Use colour schemes you never even dreamt of using in your old place, plant a new garden, start a herb garden! You have so many opportunities to have fun in this new place, you will have forgotten about the old one in no time.

Remember, you might be losing space but you will be gaining in so much more when you downsize. You'll be living the life you never knew you could have in no time!

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