Posted on Friday, February 1st, 2019

Downsizing. It can seem like a daunting venture, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, moving into a smaller home can be great for both your mental health and your wallet. Less square footage means less room for clutter and usually lower utility bills. We've put together some tips in case you're still on the fence:

  1. Size Matters
    Our floorplans range from about 600 sq ft - 1400 sq ft. By comparison, a lot of apartments are only 500 sq ft. This means that, while you may be downsizing, your home can still accommodate larger furniture. Downsizing doesn't have to mean sacrifice.

  2. Eliminate Duplicates
    Do you really need three can openers? Probably not. If you're not using it, don't store it. The kitchen is a great place to start purging.

  3. One Step at a Time
    Don't bite off more than you can chew. You don't need to tackle the whole house in one go. It can be both emotional and physically tiring, so try taking on one room at a time.

  4. Be Transparent
    Clear boxes for storage are great because you can see through them without having to open them. It also helps to use boxes that stack well.

  5. One in, One out
    When it comes to things like books and shoes, it can be easy to amass a large collection. If your collection is starting to get out of hand, try instituting the one in, one out rule. For every one you keep, you donate or throw one out. 
Still not sure if it's the right move for you? We'd be happy to help you find a floorplan that works for your needs just hit up the contact page and get in touch with us.

Eagle Homes

At Eagle Homes, each and every one of our homes are building code compliant as required by local and provincial housing authorities. We produce high quality, affordable manufactured homes built by a team of experts in a climate-controlled area. Find us in Salmon Arm, Kamloops, Cranbrook and Castlegar.

Locations

Salmon Arm, BC
1190 51 Street NE
Salmon Arm, BC
250-833-4728

Kamloops, BC
7510 Dallas Drive
Kamloops, BC
250-573-2278

Cranbrook, BC
2232 Cranbrook Street N.
Cranbrook, BC
250-489-1230

Castlegar, BC
4430 Minto Road,
Castlegar, BC
250-365-2121