One of the goals many families have as they live and grow together is upgrading to a larger home or a bigger apartment; however, downsizing to a smaller residence may offer some healthy benefits to your wallet, as well as your lifestyle. Although it’s common for “empty nesters” to seek out smaller residences, it’s also a trend that’s finding popularity throughout the United States with Millennials and Generation X.
Here are some of the reasons you may wish to consider a smaller residence for your upcoming move to Seattle, as well as some reasons you might want to switch to a smaller Seattle apartment from a large house or giant apartment.
Smaller Apartments Cost Less in Many Areas of Your Budget
Keeping a responsible budget is an important facet of modern life for millions of families. Even if your income is at a healthy level, saving money everywhere you can is always worthwhile. Although a smaller residence won’t always result in lower rent (particularly if you’re moving from a rural area to the city), the costs beyond your rental payments will likely represent smaller costs overall.
You might enjoy these changes when you move into a smaller residence:
- Lowered utility costs with less space to heat and cool
- Fewer purchases related to décor and furniture with fewer rooms to fill
- Reduced cleaning costs with less space to scrub and clean
Although each of the items that cost you less each month might not seem huge on their own, all of these different savings will add up over time into a healthy level of savings. You can often compare costs between your old monthly costs versus your new costs before you even take possession of your new set of keys.
Tip: When searching for your new North Seattle apartment, you can ask about the average costs for utilities so that you can compare the costs of your new, smaller home to your present, larger residence.
Little Apartments Force You to Reduce Your Clutter and Extra Stuff
Going through your old clothes and the possessions that never seem to come out of your closet can help your reduce clutter, but it’s often tough to find the motivation to undertake this project unless you must. Moving into a smaller luxury Seattle apartment can provide the incentive you need to reduce your clutter and get rid of things you no longer use.
Not only can reducing your clutter get you a few extra dollars from selling items on Craigslist or eBay, but eliminating unused items can also ensure they have a new life with someone else who needs the item. If you haven’t used your old skis and poles for over a decade, it might be time to sell them to someone who can’t afford a new set of skis and would benefit from your pair.
Find a Beautiful New Apartment at City North Seattle
Are you thinking about downsizing to a smaller apartment? Are you an empty-nester who wants a simpler lifestyle? We think you’ll find the ideal combination of storage space and living space in our beautiful North Seattle apartments. Contact our friendly leasing agents today to set up a visit and a tour.