Some people assume that downsizing is something that’s reserved for retirees and those who are moving from the family home after the children have flown the nest. The thing is, downsizing is not just about the house. When you downsize your life, you downsize more than the home. You can downsize your car, you can downsize your job and go part time, you can even downsize your wardrobe.
From choosing to swap your giant Range Rover for small Jaguar cars, to moving out of the six bedroom home into an apartment, there are plenty of ways to downsize. There are several signs out there that tell you that now is the time for downsizing and making a change in life, and we’ve got some of those signs listed for you in this article below.
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- You don’t have much spare time. If you notice that you’re spending all of your time maintaining your home or maintaining your larger car, the chances are very high that you need to downsize what you’ve got and make a change. Instead of spending time cleaning a giant house, you could be spending a lot less time maintaining a smaller home instead. Swapping out your bigger car for a smaller one may mean smaller repairs and smaller repair costs as well. If you’re constantly spending your downtime fixing up your car or your house, then it just makes sense.
- You can’t afford it. Can you keep up with the costs of all the repairs for your car or your home? Are you able to keep up with the cost of maintaining your house? You might be able to sell a bigger home and use the proceeds to buy a smaller one in the city where you could sell a larger car and use the money to buy a small car instead. There’s no point in stretching yourself financially if you don’t have to.
- Your closet is too cluttered. The whole point of decluttering the house is to get rid of the clutter, not just move it somewhere else. If you find that all of your storage space is taken up by just random things, it might be a good idea to downsize your space so that you no longer have the room to just stuff it with stuff you don’t need.
- You are ready for a change. Whether it’s in your home because you need somewhere smaller to live in, or it’s your car because you know longer need a family size gas guzzling vehicle, you need to make a change. It doesn’t matter what the reason is behind it, if you are ready for something to change and be different in your wallet and how much space you use, then that’s a very good sign that it’s time to downsize what you’ve got and make a difference.
No matter why you need to downsize, you should start doing research as early as possible. From the car to the house, your options are vast!