I am relaxing in a very comfortable bed right in our hotel suite and surfing the web about seniors downsizing because for years now I have had the urge to move out of a larger home.
It’s really interesting though. I have read in one article that people between the ages of 51 to 70 have chosen to live in tiny homes. I will turn 65 in October.
Eh, not so sure that I could make the severe of a transition of a tiny home. Forget the loft bedroom. No way! LOL Cooking in a tiny home, is it claustrophobic? You get the idea.
I must say that I wanted a big kitchen and now I don’t like a huge kitchen. I’m exhausted after cleaning my kitchen. My friend who lives in a small condo cooks fabulous meals in her little kitchen and it’s a snap to clean up.
I know that some seniors live out of RV’s. Personally, I could easily live out of a nice hotel suite!
I do feel living in a larger home becomes a burden after the children are grown. The house seems so empty and is a lot of upkeep.
I keep thinking about if it is where I want to live out my remaining years.
I have another friend who recently lost her husband and she has decided to sell her large home. She says that she no longer wants to do repairs on her home. She is moving to a two bedroom condo.
I always wanted an adorable playhouse as a kid. They are so cute! My neighbor had one and it was so precious. Tiny houses kind of reminds me of a ‘grown up’ play house. Hahaha.
What do you all think of the she shed trend?
I do feel that there is so much dead space in our homes today. Look at RV designs, small apartments, boats, etc. These places utilize every inch!
Let me hear from you if you have downsized because you wanted to, not necessarily out of necessity.
If you like living in a large home with a big yard, tell me why please. To each his own. Variety is the spice of life.
I don’t think a smaller home is inexpensive though. Some say that if they sold their home to buy a smaller place it would not be cheaper due to the rising cost of real estate. Gosh, look at the price of independent living facilities. They aren’t exactly cheap! Apartment rentals are very costly nowadays. Condos have expensive fees.
There are many things to consider. Plus the more room that we have the more we accumulate over the years. Both of my girls still have some stuff stored here too. Grrrrrr.
Be honest, do you use your garage for your car or storage?
I have felt like this for a long time and since my husband’s recent cancer diagnosis I know even more that a big house just doesn’t mean a whole lot to me. We do pay a gardener to do our yard since my husband’s shoulder surgery. He can’t do it anymore.
I’ve had cleaning services from time to time and that can help but can also be a pain and expensive too. I have seen maids do some strange things in my home! I walked in on one filling up her purse with the toiletries in my bathroom. I’ve seen others just not clean thoroughly like I do, etc.
Some must make a lot of money. They pull into the driveway driving a BMW. Good for them. It’s tough work.