When the kiddos grow up and head off to school and homes of their own, many people choose downsizing to save money. And doing so makes solid financial sense. Smaller spaces cost less to heat and cool. Thankfully, newer appliances prove more energy-efficient and today’s communities offer a host of attractive amenities, like on-site fitness facilities.
If you’re going to start downsizing, I HIGHLY recommend this guide and please don’t judge the book by the cover or the sales page. This decluttering guide is one of the only ones that taught me strategies that I actually stuck with. Being chronically ill makes decluttering an absolute nightmare. So the four pass strategy was an absolute saviour to me.
Downsizing Makes the Right Choice
When you’re an empty nester, downsizing to apartment living makes financial sense. Try keeping a laser focus on decluttering when you’re in this painful empty-nester stage of life. The amount of money that you will end up saving and also making from items that you sell, will make it all worth it! Pinky promise.
If you decide to start downsizing to save money and decluttering to make money, don’t rush. Unless there is a real reason to do so. When we moved home, we paid for an additional month rent so I didn’t have to rush myself. Focus on one area at a time. When you start throwing things out here and there and not actually focusing on one area, it can get discouraging when you don’t see results.
Doing this is a real challenge, but it should be obvious that it makes financial sense. Thus making it worthwhile.
And with so many other benefits to downsizing, what are you waiting for?
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