Downsizing – when is it time?Posted on 20th November 2020 in News
Downsizing is one of the most difficult moves that anyone in life can make. It’s often a very emotional time for homeowners, with some having spent decades in their homes. This can make it difficult to know when the right time is to downsize, so here are 5 signs that it may be time to make the big move.
Moving into a property, we’re usually in a very different position than when we’re looking to sell up and move on. Rooms that were once occupied and in constant use lie empty, and you only go into them to clean (which feels like a waste of time).
Maintenance is becoming unbearable
You never really noticed it before, but now something always seems to be needing repaired… and you’re sick of it. Whether it’s the cost involved, or maybe just that you can’t get up a set of ladders to sort out the problem like you used to, dreading any household maintenance is often a sign that downsizing may be a better option for you.
Gardening? No thanks!
The garden that you once loved to spend time in has now become overgrown, forgotten and a bit of an eyesore. Gone are the days when you would sit out on the patio and take in the sunshine, now the thought of cutting the grass and weeding make you think that maybe life with a smaller garden, or possibly no garden at all, may be better for you.
The running costs make your eyes water
As you enter your twilight years, you want a chance to finally relax and enjoy everything life has to offer. You’ve spent decades working and raising a family – now it’s your time. The one spanner in the works? The running costs of your home are making that impossible. When you’re not able to balance your bills the way you once could and find yourself with money on your mind more often than not, it might be time to think about a more cost effective solution.
You can’t see yourself growing old there
Maybe your home was meant to be a stop gap house, but you never got round to moving on. Maybe it’s where you raised your family and staying there alone doesn’t feel right to you – or maybe you’re just worried about managing the stairs as you get older. When you can’t picture yourself growing old in your home, maybe it’s time to move on.
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