4 Tips for Downsizing to a Smaller Home


The Right Way to Downsize to a Smaller Home

Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 12.00.37 PMWhen it comes to moving home, bigger isn’t always better. There are many reasons that you may want to downsize. Circumstances change, if a smaller property is the best solution for you, then it’s what you should aim for.  However, downsizing to a new property does bring a whole host of potential dilemmas. When these are added to the issues of a standard move, it’s not hard to see why preparation is so vital.

Here’s how to get through the downsizing process with minimal fuss.

Choose The Right Type Of Property

Deciding to downsize is an important decision en route to finding your next home. However, it’s not the only crucial step to sourcing the perfect place to live.  There are still many options available. You might want a smaller house, a bungalow, or an apartment. Alternatively, living in a condo can be a great solution for the right type of person. Knowing which one suits you best will make the process of property hunting far easier to complete.

The choice of property type will largely be dependent on your individual circumstances and lifestyle. Making the right decision is key.

List Priorities

Regardless of what property type you opt for, it’s important to understand that no two people are the same. Knowing exactly what you want from the new home will help you greatly during the hunt.  Your priorities have probably changed since entering the old property. The limited space means that you have to be a little stricter on yourself. That’s not to say you can’t enjoy a little luxury, but you can probably replace that home exercise equipment by finding a local gym.

I thought you might also like....
Land Titles Transfer Tax for Winnipeg Home Buyers

Downsizing will take a little acclimatisation. A few smart decisions now should open up a world of happiness.

Accept There Will Be Less Space

In truth, downsizing doesn’t bring many changes. The only major difference is space. As long as you accept that there will be less of it, you should be fine.  Making the most of space is increasingly important when the area is smaller. Ridding yourself of unwanted items prior to the move is a great starting point. Meanwhile, you should also look to invest in space-saving storage to ensure that there’s still enough floor space to enjoy your life.

If you are desperate for extra space, you can always purchase dual purpose furniture such as sofa beds. However, the fact you want to downsize means that this unlikely to be a major issue.

Get Help With Moving

The fact you are moving to a smaller property can quickly fool you into thinking you don’t need help on moving day. You’re wrong.  Using a professional moving company is as important as ever. The fact is that your remaining possessions are the most important. Knowing that your stuff is safe during transit will put your mind at ease.
Moving can be very stressful. Don’t mistakenly think that entering a smaller home will reduce those issues. Get help to ensure that the process runs smoothly.

Check out our Podcast