A few years ago so-called “tiny houses” started appearing in the news. These mini homes are defined in various ways, but they often consist of one room. They usually have fewer than 250 square feet of living space.
People were, and still are, attracted to these little homes because they represent the idea of a simple life. A small house places a limit on what you can possess, and they’re economical to buy and maintain.
While tiny houses may not be practical for everyone, there are good reasons to consider moving from a large house to a small one. If you’re wondering if downsizing is right for you, take a closer look at some of the pros and cons of moving into a small home.
The Cons of Moving to a Small Home
Moving Is a Hassle: Packing isn’t fun. Even if you’re excited about where life is taking you, the actual process of turning your home upside down is disorienting. You can make moving less of a hassle when you hire a full-service moving company. Master Movers will take care of everything for you. We’ll pack boxes, wrap your belongings and place things in their proper places in your new home.
Leaving a long-time family home: Many people downsize after a lifetime of raising kids. Once the kids move out, they don’t need the extra room. Despite the desire to live in a smaller house, the idea of leaving your home may tug at your heart.
You’ll need to downsize belongings: This is both a pro and a con. You may need to get rid of a lot of stuff that you simply won’t have room for in a smaller place. The process of weeding out belongings takes time, especially if you’ve lived in a large home for many years. Putting things in storage temporarily is an option. We can safely store things you’re not ready to part with.
The Pros of Moving to a Smaller Home
Lower bills: A smaller home costs less to maintain. The money you save in mortgage payments, utilities and repairs can be put to better use. Savings, travel or a new car are just a few of the possibilities when you no longer have large monthly bills.
A nicer home: Would you rather have quantity or quality? You may be able to get a home closer to your ideal when you choose a small house. If you enjoy remodeling, you can really go to town in a small place. Higher end furnishings may be affordable when you don’t have to fill numerous large rooms.
The possibility of no mortgage: If you’re selling a large home and buying a small one, you may be able to pay cash. How does not paying a mortgage sound? Pretty good, right?
Change can be good: Voluntarily downsizing feels empowering because you’re making a change for the good. Downsizing requires taking stock of possessions. You may feel a weight lift from your shoulders when you’re relieved from the burden of too many things and too many rooms.
Are you ready to make a move? Contact Master Movers & Storage. We’ll take care of the packing and moving while you get on with the business of living.