Downsizing your house doesn't mean downsizing your quality of life; in fact, it's quite the opposite. It involves letting go of the unnecessary clutter, obligations and concerns that tie us down. It's about freeing up time, space and resources to invest in what truly adds value to our lives: our health, relationships and personal interests.
Perhaps a more apt term for downsizing—especially in the context of moving to a retirement village—is 'right-sizing'. This implies making decisions about what fits best for you at this stage of your life, whether it's a smaller home or less stuff. Key to this process is setting achievable goals, staying organised and taking it one step at a time.
The financial advantage
Downsizing can also bring about significant financial benefits. By moving to a smaller home, overhead costs like utilities, maintenance, and property taxes are typically reduced substantially. The Productivity Commission in Australia found that out of the seniors they surveyed, 79% were able to positively change their financial situation after downsizing.
In our collective efforts towards sustainability, downsizing can play an essential role for seniors. Smaller homes have a lesser environmental footprint, consume less energy, and encourage a minimalistic, low-waste lifestyle. This is a significant step towards leaving a healthier planet for future generations.
When moving to an Anglicare retirement village you're not just downsizing your living space— you are actually "upsizing" your care by having professional, personalised care right at your doorstep. We have highly trained caregivers and staff who aim to make your life easier. From assistence with routine tasks and daily activities to specialised medical care and services to better your health and wellbeing. At Anglicare our home care services are diverse and tailored to your individual needs.
Downsizing is about more than just moving into a smaller space; it's an opportunity to declutter and streamline your life. It involves assessing what's truly important to you and letting go of the rest, creating an environment that reflects your present lifestyle and your future needs. There are numerous benefits to doing so, and it's worth considering each one as you plan your move.