We’ve all heard the popular expression “Bigger is better.” While the idea may be true in certain aspects of life, it isn’t necessarily true for homes. People often buy big houses for a growing family or as a status symbol meant to impress their friends and co-workers. But what happens when your priorities change or you can no longer afford a large house? If you want to buy property for sale in Cumberland, consider a tiny house. Read on to find out if it is right for you.
The biggest problem owners of large houses usually face is the money spent to buy and maintain the house. Between electric, cooling, and heating bills, mortgage payments, and property taxes, the expenses add up.
For single people, young couples starting out, or older retired couples, they are likely on a budget and better off financially purchasing a tiny home. If you don’t have children or your children are grown and moved out, you don’t need that many rooms for your house
Downsize and Declutter
A small house will keep you from having too much clutter. If you own a lot of items, consider getting rid of things you don’t need. A good rule of thumb is if you haven’t used an item or worn the clothing within two years, toss it out. Keep only those things you need or feel have a high sentimental value. You can sell the rest at a garage sale or gift to family and friends.
Many worthy charities will accept gently-used items, including clothing and appliances. Check out this list for where to donate.
Even after ridding yourself of things you don’t need, you still need to maximize space for the smaller home. Put more clothes and objects in closets and drawers. For bulkier items, you can buy or build an outdoor storage shed. If the furniture doesn’t fit in the new rooms, consider buying smaller recliners or sofas.
Saving Time and Cleaning
Not many people actually enjoy cleaning their homes. By buying a tiny house, you can dramatically cut the time you spend cleaning your house. With that extra time, you can go to the movies with your family or meet a friend for coffee. As a result, the extra time spent with family and friends can further strengthen your bond with them. You also will have more energy from less cleaning. So you can exercise or take a leisurely walk around the block or a nearby park and improve your overall health.
Visit Your Realtor
First, check out Country Living’s Facebook post on the different styles of tiny houses. When you see a style you like, visit us at RE/MAX Northstar. We will gladly help you find the right tiny home or show you vacant lots for building or placing your new home. Our agents are also very knowledgeable about zoning ordinances, which could influence where tiny homes go. Trust us to act in your best interests.
Moving into a tiny house can be a daunting task since it requires the owner to discard many of your belongings. Still, the benefits outweigh the negatives, especially if you are on a budget and want more time for enjoyable activities. If you are looking for property for sale in the Cumberland area, contact RE/MAX Northstar today.