There are many reasons why you might be considering downsizing your home. It could be because your children have grown up and moved out and you no longer need as much space; you don’t want to maintain a large garden; cleaning a large home is too much work; you’re tired of paying expensive utility bills on a large property or just because you’re looking for a change. 

Whatever the reason for downsizing, there are some things to consider before you take the plunge.


Storage Space 

If you live in a large home and move to a smaller one, consider whether you’ll still have space for all of your belongings. 

If you’re happy to get rid of items when downsizing, think about what you want to keep and what you’re willing to part with. Planning this and getting rid of unwanted items in stages will make the moving process easier and smoother. 


Think About Property Type 

If you’re considering moving from a home with a garden to a flat, think about how this will affect you. Will you miss the outside space when the weather is nice, or will you be happy to visit the local park to spend some time outdoors? Are you ready to have people living above or below you (or both)? Considering things like this will help you decide what type of property you’re willing to downsize to and where you’re ready to make changes. 


Consider The Size of Your Furniture 

If you’re downsizing but don’t want to part with your beloved dining room table, four-poster bed or large sofa, it’s important to measure up any potential new home to ensure your most treasured items will fit. If they won’t then, you’ll have to replace your existing furniture with smaller items that better fit the space, and you’ll need to factor this into your moving budget. 


Plan For the Future 

When considering any move, it’s vital to think about the future. Instead of simply thinking about the next 2-5 years, think more long term than that.  If you only want to move once, consider a bungalow, ground floor flat or a flat in a building with a lift, so your home is still accessible into old age. Making smart decisions like this will help you in the long run. 


If you’re thinking of downsizing and want to speak to one of our team about how we can help, contact us today. We’ll help you find the property that will perfectly suit your needs and can help you sell your existing property too. We offer free valuations and, as we’ve been selling homes for more than 50 years, we have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve the amount you want for your existing home and find the perfect downsized property. 

Visit our website or phone our team on 029 2062 6252 and get your downsize started!

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