As we age, it only makes sense to eventually downsize. Though you certainly want enough room in your house for when kids, grandkids, or family come to visit, you really don’t need that space year-round. That’s where a modular home can come into the picture.
Modular homes are more affordable and manageable than traditional homes. While they’re often smaller than other homes, they’re certainly not too small for you in your retirement years — and they’re bigger than you may think.
Here at Cannon Homes Inc., we feature modular homes that suit the needs of any homeowner. We’re also experts in custom options if you can’t find a modular home floor plan that meets your needs and expectations. Read below for tips on downsizing to a modular home, and then contact Cannon Homes Inc. today to get started with building or finding your own! We serve clients throughout southern Illinois, including Salem, Marion, and Mount Vernon.
Take Inventory, Declutter & Organize
First things first: it’s time to get rid of stuff. Have a yard sale or donate all those things that you simply aren’t using anymore. Here are some tips for doing so:
- Take inventory: You can’t get rid of anything if you don’t know what you have. Sort everything into piles to keep, throw out, donate, or sell. Think about what items bring you joy or picture that item in your new modular home.
- Minimize duplicate items: Do you have several copies of the same movie? Three different sets of measuring cups? While taking inventory, look at what you have multiple sets or copies of — and if you actually need those duplicates.
- Take advantage of storage: Whether it’s finding a modular home with storage or investing in a storage unit for these little-used items, storage will be your best friend while in the downsizing process.