Downsizing Your Home

Downsizing your home is a natural move for most people as kids leave and retirement looms. As the old saying goes, good things often come in small packages, so we’ve outlined the benefits of why you should consider making the downsizing move sooner rather than later. 

  • Save money
    • With less space, there are less household running costs, utility bills and mortgage payments, which means more money to spend on things that you actually want to.
  • More time
    • A smaller home means more time with less household chores and spaces to clean. With more money and more time, cue that weekend break.
  • Reduced consumption
    • If you’ve no place to put it, then you’re less likely to buy it. That means that you’ll only purchase food, clothes and other things that you actually need. It’s win win – good for your bank balance, and good for the environment.
  • Less stress
    • Big homes can often impose a huge financial burden that means quality of life is reduced. So with your time freed up for hobbies, family, friends and R&R, your stress levels should also take a nosedive.

Getting Ready To Downsize

If you’re serious about downsizing, then here are our top tips for a smooth move: 

  • Make a list of what you can’t live without and get rid of everything else.
  • Be practical and realistic; if you’re moving to a flat then you don’t need a lawn mower!
  • Sell what you don’t need and earn some extra money. If eBay or Gumtree sounds like too much effort though, then you can always donate your unwanted things to charity.
  • Think before you move! You need to plan your space and work out the layout of each room before you arrive.
  • Don’t let your heart rule your head. If you struggle with mobility, then look at bungalows not high rise flats.

Selling To Downsize

If your mind is made up, then there’s just one thing left to do – sell your home. If you live in Hull or East Yorkshire then get in touch with Hull Cash Buyers. We’re local people buying local property, and will make a same-day cash offer on every property we see, no matter what condition it is in. We make the process as simple, quick and hassle free as possible, walking you through every step of the process. The best bit? As we’re the buyer, we can guarantee a sale. That means that you don’t need to worry about the sale falling through, you can just focus on where you’re moving to next. 

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