The Benefits of Downsizing to a One-Bedroom Senior Apartment
Your life has changed. Perhaps your kids have grown and flown away or maybe you’re just ready to not have the responsibility of owning a home. If you’re thinking it’s time for a change of view and space you may be wondering, what downsizing looks like in your reality. What will you gain? What will you lose besides square footage? Many have downsized and found that their lives are fuller with more freedom and money. Here, we’ll talk about what that change can look like and offer tips to make it happen.
Less Living Space Can Mean More Living
Owning a home is wonderful until it’s not. Maintenance, yardwork and general upkeep is never-ending and takes time, money and energy. An article written by a respected financial planning expert notes that people who downsize their living space can experience a significant reduction in costs, clutter and stress. Another article noted that downsizing means trading space for more life experiences. Moving into one of our maintenance-free one-bedroom senior independent living apartments at Westminster, you’ll have livable space that’s just right for you. Not too big or too small. Plus you’ll have amenities, a community and the freedom to do things you want to do.
The Financial Benefits of Downsizing
Homeowners insurance, mortgage, high utility bills and never-ending costly updates and repairs. By downsizing and moving into one of our one-bedroom senior apartments, you can say goodbye to all of those things and hello to social events, yoga, theater and Lifelong Learner classes at The University of Texas at Austin, to name a few. You could even travel – extensively without the worry of leaving your home unattended.
Reducing What You Have to What You Need for Your New Space
If you’re considering downsizing to a one-bedroom senior apartment, you may wonder what you’ll do with all the things you needed and acquired throughout your life in a larger home. Letting go of those items can take an emotional and physical toll. A storage expert recommends you can begin by creating a checklist, then setting aside things that you know you no longer need or that you don’t have any emotional attachment to. Giving away items for others to use and enjoy – to family, friends or a community donation center – can bring joy to you and others. Take photos of the way you have things arranged in your home to help recreate a look in your new space and floor plan.
Begin the Downsizing Process Now at Westminster
If you’re ready to commit to less space and more fun, there’s no better time than the present to get started. Find a good realtor, begin your decluttering process and make a list of all of the things you want to do when you don’t have to worry about the care, upkeep and financial obligation of being a homeowner.
Downsizing can be an exciting new chapter in your life – One that brings opportunities and adventures. After you’ve completed the downsizing process, check out how our one-bedroom senior apartments at Westminster in Austin, Texas could be perfect for you and your lifestyle!