The kids have fled the nest and your focus has now shifted from baseball tournaments to patio drinks with friends! Spending time cutting the grass, cleaning and climbing stairs no longer sounds
'Dos and Don'ts' of Downsizing
The kids have fled the nest and your focus has now shifted from baseball tournaments to patio drinks with friends! Spending time cutting the grass, cleaning and climbing stairs no longer sounds appealing. If you’re ready to start making some changes, downsizing could be a way to spend less energy on the house and more time on yourself!
Here are some great tips before taking the plunge:
DO get rid of any duplicate or unused items. Remember that less space should mean less stuff. Clutter will never be your friend.
DONT keep the same furniture and force it to fit in a smaller space. If it works, great, but if not, it could be time to get rid of the old couch and start fresh!
DO look for items that can be used in different ways (multi-purpose items). Having a bench that can also be used as storage is a great example.
DONT feel pressure from others. This is about you and your new adventure! It’s okay to only keep cherished items and find a new spot for the rest.
DO think about what is important to have in your new lifestyle (an outdoor space, a reading room, a bedroom on the main floor, updated appliances, or quality finishes).
DONT get caught in purchasing a home that requires too much work. Try to think outside the box and be assertive with your desires.
Remember, downsizing depends on an individuals needs and can greatly differ between people.
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