When Is It Time to Right-Size?

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As you look around at your current home, you may have realized that your needs have changed. Maybe you’d prefer to have fewer rooms with more storage space, instead of  multiple rooms that you don’t use. Or a wide open living area where you can better connect with family and friends.

Most of all, you want a safe, secure home built with thoughtful features like single-level design, lever-style door handles, and a zero-threshold owner’s entry that simplify everyday living and provide safety, comfort, and convenience, no matter what life throws at you.

As you enter the next exciting phase of your life, you might just be ready to right-size. Here are a few good ways to tell if you’re ready for a home that fits your wants and needs.

When To Rightsize Your Home

You’re tired of chores. If a home repair or maintenance has ever interrupted your day, you know how much of a hassle it can be. Our maintenance-free homes allow you to enjoy life so you don’t have the thought of maintenance looming over you.

You have unused rooms. If you have multiple bedrooms in your home that aren’t being used, are they worth it? In a spacious 2- to 3- bedroom NewStyle home, each room not only serves a purpose but allows you to keep the things that bring happiness and comfort to your life.

You want to be closer to family. It goes without saying that interacting with family is better in person. If you have family in North or South Carolina, a home that’s closer to them means you won’t miss another birthday, school play, or even just the casual get-togethers that you love so much.

You’re ready for a lifestyle change. Though you enjoy your current home, you are looking ahead to fun ways to stay active with people in the same stage of life. Our neighborhoods are cozy and close knit, built with a sense of community and amenities that allow you to enjoy your free time.

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Here are a few quick and easy tips to help you begin the process of right-sizing your current home!

Start with an easy area. Getting rid of things in your current home isn’t as difficult as you may think. Begin with an area that doesn’t have a ton of sentimental value, such as your linen closet. Since you’re moving into a home with fewer bedrooms, you can get rid of sheets, comforters, blankets and towels that you won’t need. This will also get you inspired to try new bedding and color schemes in your NewStyle home!

Two kitchen cabinets at a time. By tackling only two cabinets at a time, you won’t feel overwhelmed. Sort through pots, pans, mixing bowls, etc. and think about whether you need to bring these items to your new home. Like the linens, you may be looking forward to new cookware and goods that fit your current style!

Go through closets and dressers. Once again, take on just two drawers at a time. If you haven’t worn something in a few years, you probably won’t wear it again. For instance, work clothes. Keep a few high heels or ties for special occasions and put the rest in a bag. Donate the clothes to local charities or sell them to consignment shops. You won’t believe how great it feels to look at your closets and only see things you love!

Organize your books. If you’re like us, you love nothing more than cozying up with a good book. But you also know that books can pile up fast… and you don’t necessarily want to bring all of them with you. Go through your shelves and place the books you don’t want in a sturdy grocery bag or a cardboard box. (It will make transporting them to a thrift store so much easier.)

If you’re ready for a new home that fits your wants and needs, keeps you comfortable, and opens a new world of possibilities without any barriers, all of us at NewStyle Communities can’t wait to meet you!

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