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Tips for Downsizing Your Home

Are you feeling like you have too much space to fill in your home? It may be a good time to consider downsizing. The decision to downsize is not always an easy one to make, especially if your home holds a lot of special memories. Downsizing may seem intimidating at first but in the long run, it can end up saving you a lot of time, stress and money. Here are some things to consider if you’re thinking of downsizing.

Space

Think about each room in your home and how often you use it. If you have rooms that are sitting empty or filled with boxes of things you don’t know what to do with, why pay for square footage you’re not using? Downsizing can be liberating because it means only living in the space you need. Plus, smaller homes are easier to keep clean and cost less to heat and cool, especially if you choose a single-floor with an open floor plan.

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Clutter

De-cluttering before a move can sometimes be more daunting than the move itself. But getting rid of things you no longer need or want is a great way to start a new chapter of living better. Take an inventory of every piece of furniture and decide what you love and what you can part with. Are there pieces that you can eliminate or replace with smaller, more functional items? For instance, maybe a bulky coffee table could be swapped out for a storage ottoman. Or maybe you could eliminate a dresser by maximizing your new home’s closet space. Sorting through sentimental items is not as simple so it can be helpful to recruit friends or family members to go through it with you.

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Location

One of the main things you should consider is location. Do you like the area you live in or are you looking for a change of scenery? A smaller home in a walkable neighborhood with plenty of amenities offers many benefits compared to a larger home that is far away from opportunities for recreation.

Every Minto community features onsite resort-style amenities and is conveniently located near local shopping, dining and attractions. From waterfront homes surrounded by nature preserves to Margaritaville-style island communities, there’s a perfect neighborhood for everyone.

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