NewStyle Communities knows every moment of your life is precious and we want you to spend those moments doing what you love. Our maintenance-free communities in North and South Carolina let you wake up every morning without a care in the world. No more dreading the long list of exterior maintenance. No more wasting weekends on chores. Just more relaxing and having fun!
With NewStyle Communities, maintenance-free means taking care of all of your exterior maintenance, from roof and gutter repairs to painting and grass mowing, and so much more. Now, with all the time you’ll be saving, you might be wondering what you can do to fill it. We have a few ideas for you!
What Should I Do With My Maintenance-Free Time?
1. Take A Nap
After decades of hard work, you’ve definitely earned yourself some extra sleep. Typically those 55 and better need more sleep anyway, so why not take advantage and have a nice long nap? Not sleepy? Take a relaxing bath with magnesium salts or play soothing soundscapes of nature.
2. Enjoy Time With Your Grandkids
Grandkids love going to their grandparents’ house just as much as grandparents love having them. And we’re sure your kids would be happy to have some time alone. Take this extra time to spend more quality moments with your grandkids. Teach them their family history by creating a fun family tree with arts and crafts!
3. Catch Every Sports Game
Never miss a game (as long as you can find the remote)! From national and major leagues to college and minor leagues, there’s always a game on TV. You can catch local games and watch young talents grow or better yet attend one in person.
4. Try A New Recipe
Do you have old family recipes you haven’t tried in a while? Now is a great time to dig out that old recipe book and try one of your favorites. Cooking shows also have some unique recipes that can be fun and delicious to try out. Pick something you’ve never had before or that seems unusual to make it even more fun.
5. Cuddle With Puppies
No matter what age, everyone loves a good snuggle with a cute puppy. Check out your local shelter to see if they have puppies you can visit. There are actually places that “hire” puppy cuddlers to come help socialize puppies 3 to 12 weeks old.
6. Host A Game Night
Connect with other maintenance-free living residents in your community by throwing a fun game night. You can choose from hundreds of card games, board games, and even online games. Add in a few games no one else has played or get creative and invent your own.
7. Learn Magic Tricks
Become the life of every party with a couple of simple magic tricks. Learning magic tricks is great for entertaining in general, but will also be fun for your grandkids when they visit. You can find items at the mall or local magic store.
The extra time you’ll have living maintenance-free can be used to help others while also having fun. Pick something you enjoy and find a local organization to volunteer at. For example, you could volunteer at a community theater if you like the arts or help at an animal shelter if you need more puppy cuddles. Either way, helping others while doing something you like is a win-win!
9. Start Your Garden
It may seem counterintuitive to have you working on your garden during your maintenance-free time, but this is all for you. Gardening is a great way to get outdoors and get your hands dirty, at least a little. Imagine being able to watch the seeds you planted bloom and maybe eat fresh fruit and vegetables you grew yourself.
10. Go People Watching
You may already be subconsciously doing this while waiting in line at the grocery store, but people-watching can make a boring day quite interesting. Go to a local cafe or pick a spot at the park and watch the people walk by. You can even do this with a friend and make up background stories for each person.
No matter what you decide to do with your free time, NewStyle Communities is happy to offer you a quality, maintenance-free lifestyle in a superb and convenient location. We have many options to choose from and would love to help you find the carefree lifestyle you’ve been waiting for. Check out our award-winning floor plans and maintenance-free communities in North and South Carolina. Let us know if you have any questions by contacting us online.