Are you ready to Downsize now?
At any given time in the UK, there will be a number of people looking into downsizing their home. In many instances, it’s part of the circle of life, of course. In most cases, families will have grown, children will have flown the nest and the people that remain simply don’t need the space anymore.
Extra rooms remain empty, gardens become a little too large for the owner’s needs and, in some cases, the property requires too much maintenance to remain a viable option. At some point, most home owners will look into the pros and cons of downsizing to somewhere smaller and more hassle-free.
It makes sense to do so, of course, for a number of reasons, but that doesn’t mean the process will be an easy, straightforward one. Some people will have a strong emotional attachment to the property, having spent many decades there and, of course, having brought their children up within those walls.
This is completely understandable, but it’s something that most people overcome. It’s a wrench to move, but the benefits eventually outweigh the upset. Moving to a smaller home may seem like a backward step at first, but in many ways it’s far more of a forward one.
More space, more time, more freedom
If the garden is smaller and more manageable, so much the better, and of course there is no need to keep unwanted spare rooms fully maintained and decorated. The move provides the perfect opportunity to de-clutter, and in many cases the financial benefits of downsizing can make a real difference.
With less of a need to clean, tidy, redecorate and maintain comes an increase in the amount of free time for you to enjoy, not to mention more spare cash. Those of a certain age are becoming more mobile, more active and more free than ever before, and downsizing has often played a part in this development.
Thanks to James Neave the Estate Agent you can sell your current home and find a smaller, more manageable one with ease. The emotional ties that you have with a property may be a little difficult to overcome at first, but once you’ve decided to move the process need not be upsetting any longer.
It’s not always easy for parents to come to terms with life at home after their sons and daughters have left, but of course it’s all part of life’s long cycle. So-called empty nest syndrome takes a little time to come to terms with, but once it’s accepted you start to realise there’s a big wide world out there waiting for you. Downsizing your home can be the first step towards an exciting new chapter.