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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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5 Benefits of downsizing to an apartment – smaller is better

You might find it a little hard to believe but living in a smaller space has its advantages that can make your life easier than you thought.


It's money saving

Downsizing to an apartment means bringing down all your utility bills such as electricity, water, and gas. The monthly expenditure will drop significantly and take a huge burden off your shoulders. Moreover, having less space for storage will prevent you from impulse buying and collecting all the unnecessary stuff, saving an extra penny for you. You will learn how to get the maximum benefits out of what you already have rather than looking to buy new things. Even from the environmental aspects, smaller spaces are more energy efficient and make the best use of natural resources.


Requires less upkeep

If you have lived in a big house, you know how hard it is to clean it every day and carry out the routine household work. If you are a working mother the difficulty will double and you will be exhausted at the end of the day. On the other hand, maintaining the house requires a lot of work and a lot of money as well. There would be quite a number of repairs, mending, and restorations to do from time to time. But these requirements will no longer be issues when you are living in an apartment. The small space is very easy to handle and you don't have to sweat over keeping it clean. Even the kids will learn how to confine their activities like playing and studying to a defined area rather than running all around the house. This is very useful in introducing how to keep your life organized.


You have time for yourself

With all the extra time saved from not having to sweep, clean, dust, and carry on gardening for long hours you can allow yourself to have that sweet nap you've always wanted, or treat yourself to a nice head massage in a spa. You can just curl up on a sofa with a good book to read, play a video game, or take a walk outside.


Good for your social life

Apartments can help improve your social life. Unlike being established on private land, when you are living in an apartment you become more considerate by learning to respect your neighbours' privacy and trying to live without disturbing them. It's easy to get together and join in social events. You are not alone all the time, and people can help you out in emergencies more easily.


You can travel with a light heart

Fewer commitments in the household give you more freedom to travel. If you have decided to downsize to an apartment, you can be happy that there is no longer a requirement to double check if the backyard door is properly fastened, or if you have left any of the attic windows open before you set out on a trip. There is no need to worry about who will take up the responsibility to water your plants while you are away. The concept of apartment living is spreading fast to many countries across the world, even to the developing countries like Sri Lanka because of its convenience. There is a choice of holiday apartments in Sri Lanka with even some idyllic beachfront apartment such as the Elysian Realty Mirissa.

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