How to Downsize to a Worry-Free Home

If your lifestyle has changed with time and you’re ready to leave the big house for a smaller, more manageable home, it might be time to downsize. Deciding to shift to a more worry free home is easy – determining where to begin is much harder.

The accumulation of decades of living can be overwhelming; taking the move step by step will help you break it down into manageable stages.

Before you do anything else, do your research and find the right location for your new home. Explore different communities and learn the pros and cons of each. While seniors often move to 55+ developments, there are also many other choices for low or maintenance properties. In many cases the HOA takes care of all outside maintenance, including snow removal or your lawn maintenance. Boise offers worry free community choices, including 55+ senior communities. 

Boise Idaho 55+ Communities

You may condominiums, townhouses, and patio homes as part of your research; many of these home styles can be found in areas that are not part of a 55+ community and often offer walking trails, fitness and aquatic facilities, and other active lifestyle amenities. In many areas, luxury high-rise buildings have become popular; many seniors enjoy living close to the amenities of a city, in a secure environment with a doorman.

Once you determine the new location or community you like, it’s time to sell your current home. Don’t let your accumulated “stuff” deter you. Clean out and utilize storage facilities for precious items you need to keep. Hire a professional moving company to pack up and move you to the new home. The moving company will store your belongings if needed till you're ready to move into your new home.

Moving out of a cherished family home can be an emotional decision, but the benefits of a low- or no-maintenance lifestyle can free up your time and energy so you have time to travel or just enjoy each day without the stress of managing a big home and yard. Make it easier by just taking it one step at a time.

Contact your local Boise expert - Krystyna Ryan - for assistance and free tour of available homes.  Call (208)918-5007. I'll be happy to help!