How To Downsize Your Home
When It’s Time For a Bit More Minimalist Approach in Lifestyle
There are a lot of people out there who feel they don’t have nearly enough living space or enough material possessions. But many people are starting to feel that they could with a bit more of a minimalist approach in their lives!
Downsizing the home and your lifestyle isn’t just something you should do if you find yourself in some personal or financial crisis. When you think about it, what is happiness in life? Having all and everything, and all too much, too many and too big? There may be a lot of reasons why you should consider a smaller living space and fewer possessions for a while. We’re going to have a quick look at the reasons why downsizing the home, even if it’s just for a little while, is something you might want to consider.
1. It’s Easier than you Think
Selling off possessions and finding a cheaper temporary place to stay is currently very easy, thanks to the Internet. There are loads of places online where you can sell possessions and even get help with delivery – I’m sure you’ve heard of eBay, after all. If you don’t want to sell items, then you can consider a temporary storage solution. A small property combined with a storage unit will work out cheaper than a bigger property that can contain all your stuff! You can even look into climate-controlled units if you have stuff that wouldn’t be able to stand the usual storage unit temperature.
2. It saves Money
Let’s face it: there are many of us living in bigger properties than we really need. And this means we end up spending more money on rent than we need to in order to live our lives. It also reduces the cost that comes with owning certain items. If you’re not using your car, for example, then getting rid of it will help you save money because you don’t need to purchase car insurance or deal with maintenance! Start saving more money and spending it on experiences rather than things.
3. It Helps prevent Stress
The bigger your home, the more you have to worry about. You have more to clean. More to organize. If you have a garden, then you have to deal with that every so often. When you reduce your living space, you don’t have to worry so much about maintaining all of these things. This helps save you a lot of physical symptoms of stress and anxiety. This means that you may end up feeling a lot happier in a space that’s smaller – despite people’s suspicions that people in smaller living spaces probably feel more stressed. And here we go, back to what is happiness in life? Certainly, nothing that can be measured in square meters.
4. It Helps you Become more Practical
A temporary downsizing may actually turn into a new way of looking at things. When you declutter and stop worrying so much about material possessions, it helps you focus on the really important things in life. It helps ingrain important habits when it comes to preserving space and saving money. When you have less space and fewer things to worry about, you end up with more free time, which can help you work towards other goals you have in mind. So don’t see downsizing as some awful stage in life – it could be the best thing you ever do!
Thanks a lot for reading!
I love this. Recently a friend built an enormous house and I found myself a bit envious. We are in a small house by choice and it helps to remember all the reasons we opted to live small.
Hi Anna, yeah I know what you mean. I downsized from a house with garden to flat with balcony. First I panicked, I thought I could never get all my stuff in, and I couldn’t. But after I gave a lot away, lots of beddings and towels and all to charity, I realized that we really do not need to have all double and more. The more space I get, the more little annoying useless things add up with time.Thank you for visiting 🙂