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Don’t Downsize Your Home – Right Size Your Life!

Image of a person holding one small model house and one large model house. Downsize.While many people choose to upsize their home, a good number contact us because it’s time to downsize. Downsizing from a large home to a smaller one is a fact of life for many people, especially older adults and empty-nesters. And making this transition can trigger many emotions, including sadness, grief, stress, or anxiety

A much more positive way to look at downsizing is to think of it as “right sizing.” When you’re right sizing, you’re making a positive change in your life. Whether you’re changing your relationships, your financial situation, your personal appearance, or even your home, making a decision to right size some aspect of your life means you are putting yourself and your needs first. It’s about honoring what’s best for you so you can live your best life.

To adopt this right sizing mindset when it’s time to downsize, you simply need to focus on the many benefits of moving to a smaller or different type of space.

How to Reframe the Need to DownsizeImage of a happy older couple moving to downsize

  • First, if you’re downsizing from a two-story home to a one-story home for health or age-related reasons, realize that this smaller, one-level environment will be much safer for you. Did you know that falling down the stairs is the leading cause of injury among older adults? Removing that risk from your environment will give you and your family great peace of mind.
  • Second, downsizing into a condo, townhome, or similar attached living kind of space will reduce the amount of yard work and exterior home maintenance you have to do. You can now use this additional free time (and money) for things you truly enjoy.
  • Finally, paring down your belongings so that they fit into a smaller space will force you get rid of clutter. Less physical clutter often means less mental clutter. This is especially helpful for reducing daily stress.

So don’t let downsizing get you down! Embrace the “right sizing” mindset. When you do, your transition to your new space will be much less stressful.

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