Are You Ready to Downsize?

Are You Ready to Downsize?

by | Jul 31, 2015 | Blog

As we progress through life, the home that was once perfect becomes too big to use, to maintain, and to heat/cool. If you’re in any of the following situations, it may be time to downsize to a more comfortable home.

Empty Nest

You’ve raised your kids in the home, and it was the backdrop for so many unforgettable family memories. But eventually, they’ll all grow up and move out (we hope!). Kids take up a lot of real estate in the home. Once they’re gone and their bedrooms, bathroom, play room, and rec room sit unused, it’s time to reevaluate. If it’s just the parents at home all year except for the holidays, it’s probably time to downsize.


After putting in decades of hard work, it’s finally time to retire and enjoy some leisure time. In order to make that happen, you’ll want to cut back on your expenses. You can sell the home and reduce your mortgage payments, insurance costs, and property tasks. As we age, it also becomes harder to maintain a large property. From cleaning multiple bathrooms to vacuuming a house with big square footage to mowing an expansive yard, it gets to be too much.

Unused Rooms

Think about your daily use of the space. For most people, 99% of your time is spent in the living room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. Do you really need that stale formal dining room or unused family room? Sure, the idea of a wine cellar might have been a neat feature when you first moved in, but if you’re a teetotaler…it’s time to downsize to a space that fills your actual needs.

Too Much Clutter

When we have access to large spaces, we instinctively fill them. Our possessions just grow and grow, even if we never need them. If your home is basically just a storage facility at this point, it’s time to downsize. A junk removal company can help you clear out the clutter before it overflows.


If you enjoy travelling for long stretches, it starts to be a bit impractical to pay for a large house that sits unused. Give your housesitter a break and save on expenses by downsizing to a smaller place that is more suitable for your lifestyle. Plus, you can use the savings to travel to all the destinations you have on your vacation wish list.

Once you’re ready to downsize, book a removal with Junk Ninja, Ottawa’s favourite full-service junk removal company. We’ll haul away your junk and clutter, and you can make the transition to your new home with ease.


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