Downsizing

5 Reasons to Downsize Now

Everyone dreams of living in a giant 6,00 sf house with a sprawling foyer, pool house, and huge backyard, but it may not be worth the hassle. Many families are choosing to downsize to increase their quality of life and lower their expenses. Read our 5 reasons why it may be worth it considering downsizing more than just your home.

 

Time

When you choose to downsize you have more time to focus on what matters to you. To some it may be their children, to others their friends or pets. Whatever you care about, life is short and you should be able to spend time on it. When we have too much space to take care of we easily get side tracked and lose focus.

Decrease Stress

Downsizing means cutting more than square footage. Try to find areas of your life that aren’t necessary. If you volunteer in 3-4 groups, pick your two favorites. The benefits of cutting stress are endless. This will trickle into other areas of your life making it easier to be healthy and happy.

Health

You’re already cutting stress, so with more time and less space to care for you can focus on eating healthy and exercising. Both of these dramatically improve your quality of life and are two of the largest benefits of downsizing everything in your life.

Money

Downsizing your costs is important when cutting stress and being happier. Downsizing your home and getting a smaller (or no) mortgage is a great start. Likely, that’s your largest expense so making it smaller will make you feel like the weight of the world is lifted off of your shoulders. Also, cutting obligations inevitably reduces cost because most likely groups or activities you’re involved in have a cost associated with them.

Freedom

Paying off debt and lowering expenses is a great way to achieve freedom. When you don’t owe banks money or people your time you have time and money to do what you want to do. Downsizing in all areas of your life is the best way to create a stress-free life that you’ll enjoy – which is the whole point!

If you decide to downsize your home and need extra space to keep some of the extra things you have, learn about OnDemand Storage. OnDemand provides a 21st century take on self-storage giving you the ability to get the benefits of a self-storage facility without any of the hassle. ODS will pick up belongings at your home, store them, and then deliver them on-demand when you request them from your cloud-based storage unit. ODS uploads photographs of items so you can easily see, manage, and request items in storage at any time!