Top 5 Reasons to Consider Moving During Retirement
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 same house that they lived in during their working years. It does make sense, especially if friends and family and familiar places nearby. However, due to costs, lifestyle, and other factors, it might be a good idea to consider moving in order to truly enjoy those Golden Years.
1. Reduce the Cost of Living
Some places are simply more expensive than others. Sydney in particular, with areas close to the CBD like the Eastern Suburbs, North Shore and Inner West, has become incredibly costly! It’s not just house prices, which may not affect you so much, but also land tax, council rates, water rates, groceries and more. Moving to a home either with a smaller footprint, or further out from the city, might help you make the most of your money during retirement.
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 the 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!