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Over 55? The Surprising Benefits of “Right-Sizing” to an Active Adult Community in Colorado

March 25, 2022
Surprising benefits of right-sizing your home

How a smaller living space can help you make the most of your Colorado or Utah home

It’s true: living large doesn’t always mean living better! In fact, many active adults are finding that downsizing (now commonly known as “right-sizing”) can lead to increased happiness and a higher quality of life. In fact, the Mayo Clinic recently recommended decluttering as a method to decrease stress and improve overall happiness.

So whether you are in the midst of a transition, preparing for the future, or are ready to explore all the next decade has to offer in a smaller space, consider these benefits of right-sizing that help you make the most of your opportunities and the place you call home.

Save time

For many of those in the 55+ age bracket, spending valuable time completing yard work and house upkeep no longer sounds appealing. Right-sizing is a great way to give you back precious time for what matters most.

…and money!

The cost of maintaining a happy, healthy house (especially a large one!) cannot be understated – it adds up quickly! In fact, most estimates suggest setting aside at least one dollar per square foot for annual home maintenance fees (and this is a low estimate.) A smaller living space will save you bundles on home maintenance costs.

Add to that lower utility costs, lower real estate taxes, and lower insurance costs, and you may just find that right-sizing allowed you to save up for your next big adventure!

Make Room for Travel

Are there travel plans in your future? Then right-sizing is a major plus! It is easy to forget that maintaining a large home while you are away takes extended effort or planning. Transitioning into a smaller living space allows active adults to pack up and go (even on last-minute getaways!)

Be Kind to Mother Earth

Not only are smaller living spaces more energy-efficient, but they also encourage those living in the space to be less wasteful and more intentional with the items they purchase. (After all, there is no use in purchasing an item if you don’t have a place to keep it!) Right-sizing decreases frivolous purchases – which is not only good for stress levels, but for planet Earth.

Start a New Chapter

For active adults in the midst of a transition, a new stage of life requires a change of environment. So whether you are recently an empty nester, exploring the idea of retirement, or simply ready for a change, right-sizing can provide the mental shift needed for this newest stage of life.

Thoughtful Design for the Road Ahead

Right-sizing can feel like an intimidating experience for many – especially when you have grown accustomed to certain routines. However, at OakwoodLife, we are firm believers that it is never too late to start a new journey! We make the transition to resort-style living in perfectly sized homes simple and easy, the way life should be.

To learn more about our 55+ communities, or how to make the most out of your Colorado and Utah living, reach out! We can’t wait to help you live your best chapter yet.