Downsizing? Try these top tips for size
Have the kids have moved out and left you suffering from a bit of empty nest syndrome? Maybe you’re tired of the maintenance which comes with having a big place and looking for a more relaxing lifestyle with all the amenities you could ever need on your doorstep? If this is the case, then downsizing could be the perfect solution for you.
As reported by Absolutely London, a growing number of people are downsizing to apartments with approximately 55,000 doing so each year, and a significant number are moving to the bright lights of London.
So, are you thinking of downsizing, but a bit worried about how to go about it? Then we’ve got you covered with our top downsizing tips.
#1 – Take an inventory!
It’s a good idea to take stock of your belongings and decide what you want to keep hold of. As you’re downsizing, your new place in the city may not be as spacious. Go through all your belongings and declutter by deciding what you do and don’t need. If you have plenty of unwanted items, then you could make a nice profit by putting these up for sale. Alternatively, you could always donate to a local charity shop.
#2 – Storage galore
Now is a good time to be efficient and find the best ways to store your belongings in your new home. There are plenty of smart storage solutions from racks and boxes to storage cupboards and closets but if you’re looking for a bit of creativity, then a pegboard could also come in handy for certain items, such as cameras, and it also looks great!
#3 – Measure up
Are you planning to keep your current furniture or are you looking to buy new? Either way, you’ll need to take note of the measurements for your new home. And, if you’re buying with Anthology, we’ll be there every step of the way to advise.
#4 – Can’t let go?
Sometimes, it’s inevitable that you’ll own something which you can’t keep in your new home, but can’t let go of, because it’s priceless. Luckily, there are plenty of storage companies operating in London with lots of locations - Safestore and Big Yellow, are among the largest.
#5 – Location, Location, Location
One of the benefits of downsizing in London is the many diverse and attractive locations. Think about what you are looking for in an area. Looking for restaurants, trendy bars and a central location? Then Hoxton is perfect. Maybe you’re looking for a balance between nature and speedy connections to Central London? Then somewhere such as Tottenham Hale could appeal to you.
Make sure you research the area before moving. You could also dedicate a day to explore the area to make sure it’s definitely for you.
#6 – Enjoy
Downsizing doesn’t have to be difficult, and with Anthology, you’ll have someone there to help you throughout your journey. There are so many benefits when moving into one our apartments, whether it’s in Hoxton, Deptford, Tottenham Hale or Wembley.
You’ll have concierge to take your packages and who can assist with everyday living. When at home, you can enjoy a beautiful balcony to make the most of relaxation time. And when you step out of your door, you’ll have the world at your feet, with excellent connections and so much to explore and enjoy.
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So, what are you waiting for? If you’re interested in downsizing with Anthology, then register your interest today or call +44 (0)20 3540 9890.