When you’ve reached the age when you’re no longer obligated to struggle so much with the fast, stressful life of working, you can finally take life slowly. You don’t have any children to look after (except maybe grandchildren, occasionally) but in general your life becomes a lot more slow-paced. As it relates to the kids, you’re probably trying to figure out what to do with their rooms now. You don’t need all that extra space in your home, especially if you’ll have to do all the cleaning yourself. Many retirees choose to downsize to a smaller home, instead of staying in a huge family home that they simply don’t need.
That way, you definitely won’t have to do a lot of maintenance or cleaning. It really isn’t enjoyable to keep cleaning or maintaining a house that you barely even use. You could be taking that time to rest or to do fun stuff that you never got to do when you were busy working. Another advantage is that downsizing your home allows you to downsize your cost of living. You won’t have to pay so much for your utility bills or home maintenance costs. You’ll be able to make the most of your retirement funds when you downsize. We can help you downsize with these tips:
• Sort things out: Go through all your stuff is a good idea. You’ll realize that there are a lot of things that you’ve had stored up for years that you don’t really need or want.
• Finding a storage facility: That’s a great place to store the things that you don’t need to have with you all the time. They can be out of your way, but you can easily access them at anytime.
• Stay organized: Label your stuff and store your boxes by order, or function or room. That’ll make your stuff easier to find when you’re ready to retrieve it.
• Make a master list: A master list is simply a list or a diagram that you can place in your storage unit to help record the contents. Keep another copy in your home too, to help you with the items that you still have in your home.
Take it from us, these tips will really help. We’ve got what you are looking for concerning self-storage in Ottawa. We’re the number one source for storage in Ottawa and Gatineau. Give us a call so we can discuss your storage locker options at Just Right Self Storage. We’re conveniently located in the heart of Ottawa’s downtown core and only minutes away from Gatineau.