How to Downsize Your Home for Larger Living in Retirement


Andrea Needham
December 10th, 2021

If you’re thinking about downsizing (or you’re helping a senior loved one downsize), reading up on what to expect is the best way to make this experience as easy as possible. Whether you’re wondering where to downsize, how to save money or the best way to get your home sold, knowledge is power when it comes to making the best decisions. This guide from Stuff Self Storage will help answer your questions so you’ll be ready to live large in your new (smaller) home.

How to Know You’re Making the Right Move
Is this a good time to downsize? What style of home is right for you? These (and other) factors should first be taken into consideration before you plan the move.

Maximize the Financial Gains of Downsizing
Since buying a home is a big investment, you'll want to make sure you're financially ready. Here are some great resources for helping you compare mortgage options, estimating your current home's sale price, and more.

Practical Tips for a Smooth Move
Aside from buying a home, you'll need to make preparations for selling your current home and moving out. From self-storage to home staging, here are helpful tips that can make the downsize easier.

Maybe you decided to downsize to save money or to get rid of the hassle of homeownership. Maybe your goal is to see the world, or you crave the social opportunities of a senior living community. Whatever your motivations are for downsizing, the possibilities AND the benefits are limited only by what you can imagine!

Stuff Self Storage can help make the downsizing process smoother by keeping your belongings safe. You can rent a storage unit online or call us at 618-238-2901.

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