Top 5 Reasons to Downsize for Retirement

When it comes to retirement, downsizing can make a lot of sense. The children have finally “flown the nest” leaving spare and empty rooms gathering dust, and now it’s the time to take the next step of your journey. Here are our top 5 reasons why you should downsize.

1. Lower Maintenance

Fewer rooms mean less cleaning (Hooray!). You deserve a break for cleaning up after your loved ones, and a smaller home can be the answer. Generally, a smaller home comes with a smaller garden, which also means less time mowing the lawn!

2. More time for Yourself

Spending less time running around the house and doing chores means more time to do something new. There are many beneficial things you can do with your well earned time:

  • Visit more friends and family
  • Learn how to play an instrument
  • Explore new walking trails
  • Discover new parts of the country
  • Learn how to speak a new language

And much more!

3. Cheaper Cost of Living

Another benefit to downsizing is that the overall cost of living can be lower. If you are relocating to a more rural area, bills, food, travel, maintenance and other living costs will also be cheaper (depending on where you move to).

4. Opportunity to move out of the city

If you are living in the city, this is your ideal opportunity to move out to the beautiful countryside. For city-dwellers, there are plenty of beautiful areas to live in but are still close by such as Windsor and Bracknell Forest.

5. Clearing Out the Clutter

Downsizing is the perfect opportunity to get rid of any unwanted clutter. You will find that the majority of stuff you don’t need is left behind from the kids who have left, so if they don’t want it, this is your chance to free up some more space when you move to your new home.

Need assistance with your dream move?

One of the most common issues that arise during the process of downsizing is the amount of excess storage. Here at Space4U, we provide plenty of storage solutions to help make your downsizing process run more smoothly. There is plenty of space from both of our Berkshire locations in Bracknell and Windsor, so if you are looking to store anything during your dream move, please contact us on 01344 20 30 49 or fill in our contact form.

From everyone here at Space4U, we wish you all the best in our new journey!

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