Looking to downsize your home in Davis, Sacramento, Elk Grove, Folsom, or any of the surrounding areas? Downsizing can be a great next step in your life and we have a few ways it can make a positive impact listed below!
As the years go by, what we need in a house will likely change. It can be great to have lots of bedrooms, restrooms, and space to make everyone comfortable. However, when people move away, the empty spaces can end up being an added responsibility that you don’t want to maintain. Maybe there’s too much to clean, repair, and/or your payments are higher than necessary. Downsizing can be a great way to relieve yourself of these added stresses and move on and into a home that’s comfortable and a more manageable size for you.
Below you’ll find some of the perks that may come with your decision to downsize.
#1 – Less To Maintain
Smaller homes usually require less work — it’s simple as that. You’ll have less rooms to dust, carpets to vacuum, or bathrooms to clean. With a space that’s not as large, there’s less that can go wrong, so you’ll likely have fewer repairs. If you downsize to a house with a smaller yard, you’ll spend less time pulling weeds and mowing the lawn, so you can spend more time relaxing and actually enjoying your space.
#2 – Fewer Places To Stash Away Junk
Let’s be honest, an empty space doesn’t stay empty for long, no matter your intentions. If you have six closets in your home, there’s a good chance you’ve filled up every single one. If you choose to move into a place with fewer closets, you’ll likely need to downsize your amount of possessions too. This process may seem a little overwhelming, but when all is said and done, letting go of the things you’ve been holding onto for years can be a cleansing and refreshing experience. If it’s not something you use regularly or something with extreme sentimental value, you should consider selling the item or donating it to someone who will get better use from it. At Laurel Buys Houses, we purchase homes AS-IS. If there are any unwanted items left behind, we will make sure to donate them to somebody in need.
#3 – Lower Utility Bills
Paying less in utility bills is a great perk. In a smaller house, you’ll likely pay less to heat and cool, which results in lower monthly utility bills. A house with a large square footage, vaulted ceilings, or poor insulation can be very expensive. However, a smaller, more energy-efficient home, have the potential to significantly reduce your costs. If your home once had every room filled with family or friends, then paying to heat and cool each may have made sense. But, if rooms aren’t being used frequently, is it worth it to still pay for their costs in utilities? What could you be doing with all the money you save by downsizing your house in Sacramento?
#4 – Cash In The Bank
What are some of your dreams? Maybe you want to travel overseas; start your own business; take those cooking or dancing classes. Downsizing is a great way to save money, so you can start investing in dreams you’ve never had time or money for before. When you sell a house that is larger than what you need, you will be able to take the cash you earn and do anything you wish! And it doesn’t stop there — the reduced monthly and yearly costs will help you continue to do the things you love over and over again.
#5 – The Opportunity To Find A Better House
If you’ve had your house for a while, you may notice appliances, layout design, or other aspects that are dated. You may also realize the location you’re in doesn’t fit your current needs or interests. By downsizing to a smaller house, you may be able to take your earnings from selling your current home, and put them towards an amazing house with updates and a location you love! Maybe you want to live near Arden Mall and have many amenities; or Land Park with the Zoo at your fingertips; or Granite Bay with the lake close by. These could be potential options if you sell a home that’s much larger than what you need. Downsizing a property that is less than ideal for where you are at today, can help you find your dream property that is better suited to your current needs.
We Make Downsizing Simple
Downsizing is easier than you think. That may be hard to imagine, especially if you’ve been asking questions such as, “What do I do with all of these things I’ve accumulated?” “Who would actually want my home that needs repairs and cleaning?”
However, at Laurel Buys Houses, we will appreciate your home no matter the cleaning or repairs it needs — we’ll do all the work! All you need to do is decide which items you want to keep and we will handle the rest. Unlike with a traditional realtor, when you sell your house directly to Laurel Buys Houses, we will handle any of the unwanted items you wish to leave behind at no cost to you. Our goal is to make the selling transition as simple as possible.