Downsizing tips for empty nesters

Posted on April 24, 2023 by Brooke Jones

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Your flock has flown the nest and you’re officially an empty nester. This bittersweet next phase in life brings about many changes. There’s more time to dedicate to a social life and focus on hobbies or interests; however, there’s also a lot of unused space at home. Downsizing is a financially beneficial next step for empty nesters to simplify their lives.

Moving under any circumstance is a stressful time and downsizing is no exception. Garber Communities is here for you to make the process less complicated. With unique 55+ communities across the state of Florida, you’ll be sure to find a forever home with us. If you’re an empty nester ready for a change, here are four tips to downsizing.

Tip #1: Consider what you want

The first tip is to consider what you want as an empty nester. Are you hoping to embrace an active lifestyle, spend more time relaxing, building friendships or having the grandchildren over on weekends? Paradise Village meets all these needs with its beautiful lakeside clubhouse, resort-style amenities and private marina. Figuring out what lifestyle you want will help with the next steps.

Tip #2: Make a budget

Saving money is a major benefit. A smaller home requires less maintenance, cheaper utility bills and more affordable home insurance. When downsizing, it’s important to account for how much your next home will be as well as any moving expenses. Garber Communities offers affordable Florida manufactured homes that won’t break the bank and won’t force you to compromise on location and amenities.

Tip #3: Think about locations

After establishing a budget, think about where you want to live. While your current home might have been perfect when your children were growing up, it’s time to focus on you. Perhaps, you’re ready to leave the city behind and live by the beach. Or you want to maintain an active senior lifestyle with fishing and kayaking. Location is essential to ensure a happy life as an empty nester. Garber Communities’ Florida manufactured homes are perfectly located to meet those needs. For example, Fisherman’s Cove in Dade City will give you a taste of the lively town and access to beautiful outdoor adventures. Plus, it’s just an hour away from all the action of Tampa Bay.

Tip #4: Don’t be afraid to start new

You’re embarking on a new journey where things are going to be inherently different. The final tip is to embrace these changes. This is the perfect chance to truly start new. With the money saved from downsizing you can invest in re-decorating the living space of your dreams.

Garber Communities has the best retirement and all-age communities in Florida. If you’re ready to downsize to an affordable manufactured home, click here or call 407-949-8629 to schedule a tour.