Should You Consider Downsizing Your Home?

6 Mar

Should You Consider Downsizing Your Home

Home downsizing is something that many people consider for a variety of reasons. Some people want to move into a smaller space to make maintenance and general upkeep more manageable. Some people choose to downsize to a smaller home once their children go off on their own because the house feels too empty and they no longer require that much space. Some people choose to downside to a smaller home in order to reduce their mortgage payment and living expenses. Regardless of the motivation, downsizing your home ultimately helps you reduce your expenses, eliminate junk, cut down on maintenance, and offer you a generally less complicated and more simplified life.

To live a simpler and stress-free life, take your time during the downsizing process. It will probably take many months to complete since it will require eliminating a lot of things, so you should start planning at least six months in advance of when you would actually like to move. Be patient because disposing of all the items you’ve accumulated over the years will take time – it’s not something that magically happens in a few days. Give yourself time to assess things, so you can make smart decisions about what is important enough to you to keep and what can be sold or donated. Once something’s gone, it’s gone, so establish a plan of action and stick to it.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent
405.330.0031

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