Living large isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when it comes to the place that you reside. While many people dream about eventually living in a huge house, with a two car garage, at least four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a renovated basement, etc., they are forgetting about all of the baggage that comes along with that much room. Not to mention all of the stuff that will inevitably take up residence inside that home to fill up all of that space!
When you live in a small apartment though, there are many obvious, and not so obvious, perks to living in a more compact space. Take a look below at the various benefits of residing in a modest dwelling!
You’ll save money!
Living in a smaller apartment tends to mean lower rent costs. In addition to the rent expense, utilities like electric and heating/cooling will be less as well since you have a smaller space to heat up and cool down and keep lit.
You’ll be more eco-friendly!
Another area of savings will be your energy use. Good job shrinking your carbon footprint!
You’ll have less to maintain!
When you have a large home with copious rooms, nooks, crannies and stuff, it’s easy to imagine that there’s a lot to clean and maintain. Lessen that load by living in a smaller place with fewer areas to take care of!
You’ll become a better shopper!
We’ve all heard of impulse buys and we’ve all fallen for them before. When you live in a smaller space though, you have to be much more critical of what it is that you fill your space up with. This scrutiny will make you a smarter shopper who doesn't fall prey to those tempting impulse buys. Your wallet and your will thank you for this!
You’ll have more “you time!”
With less to maintain and clean around the house, you’ll have more time to do whatever it is that you want to do. Whether you want to go out for a hike, take the family out for a nice meal, or go have a drink with some friends, the choice is up to. Go enjoy that extra freedom and have fun!
You’ll have an easier time moving!
Just think, the next time that you need to move you’ll have less stuff to pack up, relocate and find a new home for! This will give you more time to plan the logistics of your move instead of spending a large sum of time packing, boxing and securing your belongings for transport.
You’ll have less clutter in your life!
Clutter isn’t a good thing and many of us have way too much of it. Studies have shown that clutter can have a plethora of negative effects on people so the less clutter, the better. With a smaller space you’ll be much more aware of clutter as it starts to build up and you’ll be quick to react to it.