There comes a point in many people’s lives when downsizing makes sense. Although this task can seem stressful, there are ways to alleviate the anxiety of this change by being prepared with a plan.
Determine your lifestyle’s needs
Think about how much downsizing you’d like to do. How about 2 bedrooms instead of 5? Does a large yard make sense to maintain or will a new HOA community make more sense while they do the maintaining for you?
A great way to become motivated is to make an impact right away. If your furniture won’t fit in your new space, it’s time to give it up. Exercise equipment is a huge space hogger, so unless it’s used weekly, consider cutting it out.
Let go of the “what ifs”
We all have those items we hang on to and never (or rarely) use. Now is the time to get rid of those items you haven’t used in a year or so. Whether it’s boxes of paperwork, clothing, or cookware.
Be clever with your new space
Be prepared to become space friendly in your new home and become clever with storage. Hang racks in your garage to store items above ground, install a johnny wall cabinet above your toilet, invent in a storage chest ottoman, install a TV on your wall with a wall-hung TV cabinet or wall-hung entertainment center, and/or add a wall niche with cubbies for added storage space. When unboxing from the move & settling in your home, be sure to place items in an organized fashion.
Whether you’re looking to downsize in the prime Cottonwood Heights, Utah area or in the peaceful Wasatch Back, in Midway or Heber, we have the perfect home for you. Come tour our model homes, and visit our website here to browse the plans offered in each community we’re building in. We look forward to talking soon and can’t wait to show you how you’ll Experience Royal Treatment from our dedicated team!