People move from their house into an apartment for a variety of reasons. Whether you are leaving your family home for college or packing it up because you’re now an empty-nester, moving from a house to an apartment can be a great decision. Sometimes it just makes financial sense. Or, if you’re like me, you’ll use any excuse to get out of yard work! However, making this move isn’t always easy! It is essential that you prepare yourself beforehand and adequately prepare for the upcoming downsize and the lifestyle changes that come with it.
Let Go of Stuff You Don’t Need
Let’s face it. It is easy to acquire a bunch of stuff we don’t need over years of living in one place. If you’re moving from a house into an apartment, you are going to have less space for things you don’t need. Take an honest look at what you have and how much space you are going to have in the new apartment. If you don’t need it, get rid of it! As a good rule, if you haven’t used it within the last six months, you probably don’t need it! Depending on what it is, consider donating the items to your local thrift store, have a garage sale, recycle them, sell them online, or, as a last resort, throw it out.
Making the Move
You’ll want to consider how you are moving your things from your house into the new apartment. Do you plan to move your own items, or are you hiring a moving company? While moving yourself can save you some money, hiring movers can make your move a little less stressful, and your friends and family (who don’t have to help you move) will thank you! If you are looking for a reliable, low-cost mover, contact us today for your free quote.
Enjoy the Perks of Apartment Living
Apartment living can come with a ton of perks. Depending on the complex you choose, you can have everything from a swimming pool, hot tub, BBQ Terrace, in-building gym, party rooms, pool tables, and more! Moving into an apartment can be an excellent opportunity to move into a small community. You will get to see your neighbours all around the complex. You can meet them when hanging out on the upstairs balcony, or join them for a workout every evening. The public spaces will allow you to get to know your neighbours super well! The best part? You won’t have to look after these spaces yourself!
Living in an apartment is also typically more secure than living in a home on your own. If you like to travel or are away a lot, apartment living makes vacation time less complicated. You don’t have to worry about the safety of your apartment as would-be burglars typically won’t even make it into the building. (or past the concierge)
Enjoy the Affordability of Apartment Living
Especially in the case where you have recently become an empty nester, apartments are better suited for a small family, couple, or living alone. Instead of spending your earnings paying for your mortgage on a large home with space you no longer need, keep it to spend on experiences you know get to have!
Embrace the Situation
There are positives and negatives to every situation, but embrace it! Closing a chapter can be tough, but looking at the positive can make things way more comfortable to handle. Think of all the chores you had to do at your house. Mowing the lawn, picking weeds, landscaping, and shoveling snow in winter are all things you no longer have to think about! All this maintenance is taken care of for you!