• October 19, 2020
  • Bill Chen

Last updated on October 30, 2023

Retirement can be a great time if you’ve been able to plan well and keep yourself active. Many people end up retiring in the same area or the same house that they lived in during their working years. It does make sense, especially if friends and family and familiar places are nearby. However, due to costs, lifestyle, and other factors, it might be a good idea to consider moving interstate or not in order to truly enjoy those Golden Years. 

1. Reduce the Cost of Living

There are several reasons why these areas can be so expensive, including high house prices, steep land tax rates, and costly council and water rates. By moving to a smaller home with a smaller footprint or by relocating to an area further from the city, you can save money on housing costs and other expenses like groceries.

If you’re considering a move, it’s essential to work with an expert removalist who can help you navigate the relocation logistics, especially if you have a lot of belongings or are moving a long distance. A removalist can help pack, transport, and unpack your belongings, making the transition as smooth and stress-free as possible. With the proper support, you can make the most of your retirement funds and enjoy a comfortable, affordable lifestyle in a new location.

2. You Need a Place with a Smaller Garden

Ultimately, we have to be honest with ourselves. We are all getting older, and can’t always do the things that we used to. Sometimes gardens can be just too much upkeep for us, time-consuming or too big to truly take care of. Take advantage of the best Inner West removalists or companies wherever you are, and move to a place with a garden that you can still get the best out of. 

3.  You need to downsize Your Home

Sometimes, it’s not just the garden that might be too much for us. Sometimes our house upkeep that too much. Maybe it’s not the upkeep alone, but also the stairs, or the slope driveway. Maybe your spouse has gone into aged care or passed away, and you no longer need such a large space. You can always downsize and find a home that much better suits your own needs. If you live in an area like the North Shore and still want to be close enough to your family, it could be a case of moving from your 5-bedroom house to a 2 or 3-bedroom apartment in North Sydney or Neutral Bay, you can utilise the best removalists Sydney North Shore has to offer. 

4. Your Kids and Grandkids Might Have Moved to Another Area

One of the great perks of retirement is having more time to spend with friends and family and on hobbies that you enjoy. But as we go through life, sometimes they might move away. It’s true that you have to live life for yourself, but I think retiring is part of life when you can go where you like, and spend your time doing what you like, so why not move closer to your loved ones? 

5. Access to Health Care/ Healthy Lifestyle

Access to health care or a healthier lifestyle is vital to a high quality retirement. We need to make sure we are within arm’s reach of a variety of high level healthcare options. But we also need to ensure that we have good air quality, good places to take a walk, bike ride or access to a beach with swimmable water ( this is great for your health)! 

We hope this helps you when considering a move, and if you’re looking for some reading tips then feel free to check out our recent blog on house-moving commonly damaged items. Sometimes If there’s ever a time in life when moving does not need to be as stressful, it’s moving during retirement. We hope you enjoy your Golden Years!

Bill Chen

About The Author

Bill Chen

Before 2008, Bill was working with a local removalist company in Sydney and was witness for a number of deformities and wrongs in the working of the company. Observing the atmosphere, a thought came to Bill’s mind that he could do much better if he were the owner of the company, by offering a fully transparent service to the clients with a friendly and trustworthy staff and no hidden fee structure; and thus, in 2008, AAA Bill Removalists Sydney was formed with just one truck and only Bill as staff. Even if Bill Chen began the company as just one man, the company grew fast. The operation expanded beyond the Sydney suburbs and to the surrounding cities: Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Canberra, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other.

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