Benefits of Downsizing: Embracing the New
An often forgotten benefit of downsizing is – where funds permit – being able to purchase new furniture that fits your new lifestyle.
This is something that Jacquie, a resident of Lakeside by Teman, found a lot of value in:
“We just took virtually everything except our prized possessions and just gave it all away. And then when we came down, we refurnished.”
She highly recommends giving away the things that you’re not going to want for the rest of your life and, if you can afford it, purchasing new items to start fresh.
“It’s easier, it’s fun, and it gives you a new lease on life.”
Ian and Sue, who live in The Rise by Teman in Ridgewood WA, have also loved the benefits of downsizing:
Sue notes that “There isn’t the housework to do, and when you’re going on holiday you can just walk out, leave the house and know that it’s safe. It’s just an easier way of life. You haven’t got that worry of things you have to do all the time.”
This was of particular benefit to her husband, Ian, who was still working when they moved in. Less time on maintenance and chores meant more time for life outside of work.