If you've lived in Round Rock, TX for many years, there may come a time when you think that your current home is no longer meeting your needs. And that’s not because it’s too small, but the exact opposite; it’s now too big. If a home has played host to your raising a family for many years, then a part of “empty nest syndrome” when the last child has grown up and moved away is that there’s now a very real issue of having too much room in a house.
A typical split level home with two or three bedrooms and bathrooms is now just occupying a lot of space. You’re paying for heating and cooling you don’t need, and you’ve got extra rooms you don’t know what to do with. It may just be that the time has arrived to move to a smaller, more convenient home and downsize. If this is something you’re thinking of doing, follow these three tips for a more successful experience.
Commit To Downsizing
The first and most important tip may, emotionally, be the hardest. Effective downsizing begins with a willingness to do so. You have to take a cold, hard look at the things you don’t need to keep around anymore and detach your emotions and memories from them. The attic full of baby paraphernalia like cribs and strollers can be cleaned out. The bedroom furnishing like a student desk and the bed itself can all go.
As difficult as it may be, try to adjust to the fact that you’re moving to a smaller home, and then be proactive about cutting out things that you won’t be taking along. You don’t want to move to a smaller home, and then put everything that won’t fit into storage, you must cut down.
Determine Your New Space Requirements
Start looking at smaller homes and be realistic about how much room you need. If it’s just you and your partner, or maybe even just you alone, is it necessary to move into a smaller split level home, or will a bungalow serve your needs better? How much do you need to store?
Look at the available storage in the new property for things like closets, cabinets, sheds, garages, and other potential sites. Look at your own mobility needs and consider them for your retirement years.
Make sure when you’re moving, you’ve organized and prioritized your top needs for furnishing and other elements of your home. If there’s anything that you don’t need right away, you can always defer this to auxiliary storage until you’re ready to retrieve it.
Focus on your big-ticket items first, such as bathroom and bedroom furnishings, as well as anything related to your health or medical considerations. Everything else can be secondary.
If you’re ready to downsize in Round Rock, TX, and you need someplace to store some of your extra belongings, that’s where we come in. Contact Forest Creek Mini Storage, and we can walk help you ease the burden of your extra belongings by offloading to safe storage until you’re ready.