One of the best decisions you can make in your life after retirement or when faced with a myriad of financial issues is downsizing to a tiny home. Don’t let size fool you, tiny homes offer several benefits. Tiny homes can relieve you from a lot of stress and make your life more joyous and amazing. You get to see the world from a whole new perspective. This perspective is simpler and more focused on the essentials. The world is becoming more expensive and maintaining a high-quality lifestyle along with a large home is becoming more stressful and difficult by the day. But why should you keep struggling to manage a large home when you can live large in a tiny home? Don’t dismiss tiny homes as just a passing trend.
Here is a list of the top benefits you can enjoy after moving to a tiny home. After reading this, you may reconsider your life in a traditional home.
- They’re Energy Efficient
Tiny homes consume way less energy compared to larger homes. You can’t compare the amount of power used in a large home to that used in a tiny home. First of all, a tiny home often requires smaller appliances. Naturally, this saves on energy. For instance, a tiny home with a compact and minimalist entertainment system can save a ton of energy. Plus, the fact that these appliances take up less space is an added bonus. No, a tiny home won’t eliminate the need for power, but it can make you more mindful about your use of appliances. For instance, instead of those extra lamps, you may choose to save space and go for natural lighting. These little saving can add up. Imagine all the places you can go and things you can do with that extra money.
- Save Money On Housing
Think about all the mortgage money you can save after downsizing to a tiny home. If you’re not a homeowner, consider all the money you can save on rent. A tiny home offers the opportunity of home ownership without the huge cost and commitment. You can pay for your tiny home in full and rid yourself of the burden of monthly payments. Yes, you may no longer have the luxury of multiple rooms, but you can reduce the stress of having a mortgage. Plus, you can invest your savings and earn more money to fund adventures and experiences that enhance your life today.
- De-Clutter Your Life
At some point, we all have to de-clutter our lives. And living in traditional large homes for years can really pile up clutter. Stuff piles up everywhere to the point it becomes stressful fitting everything into your home without having to sacrifice some items. But you don’t have to worry about that with tiny homes. With tiny homes, you learn to be neat and tidy as tiny homes are so small you become more aware of clutter. This allows you to keep only the things you absolutely need in your life. All the other unnecessary items you can donate to family members and friends or sell to make a few extra bucks.
- Save Money on Utilities
As mentioned earlier, you can save a lot of cash on electricity as tiny homes don’t consume as much power as large homes. But that’s not the only area where you can save. A tiny home can also lead to a smaller water bill. Some people who own tiny homes even generate their own power and water. A decent solar panel can easily power a tiny home. Again, these savings can add up and provide funding for other areas where you may prefer to splurge. I know some tiny home owners who use their savings to go on more vacations. Essentially, downsizing to a tiny home has allowed them to travel the world.
- Easier Upgrades and Customization
For large traditional homes, activities such as remodeling and decorating can be very stressful. The thought of such activities can bring chills down the homeowner’s spine. In contrast, tiny homes won’t cost you an arm and a leg to upgrade. For instance, a paint job on a traditional home may cost over a thousand dollars. However, switching up the paint on a tiny home may only set you back a few hundred dollars. Thus, a tiny home may give you the freedom to customize your home’s look according to your personality. Traditional homeowners may stick to one bland paint color in order to save money. In contrast, the tiny home owner can afford to spice things up and upgrade their paint and home decor frequently since it’s not as expensive.
- Easy to Clean and Tidy
A tiny home, with only the essentials, is easier to clean. Everything will be needed and all the items will have their own designated space since a tiny home by design teaches you organization. For instance, in a tiny home without extra closet space, you’ll be forced to donate or somehow get rid of clothes you don’t need. This is a better alternative to the situation we often find ourselves in, where we have entire closets full of stuff we don’t need. Then, we waste entire weekends organizing that very closet full of stuff that we don’t need in the first place. If you are the type who doesn’t love to clean and organize, then a tiny home is the answer to your prayers. Chores like sweeping, mopping and dusting may only take a few minutes, rather than a few hours for a larger home. Plus, you may not even have extra closets or storage space to keep organized.
Moving to a tiny home can be exactly what you need. Tiny homes are compact, but come with a lot of benefits. Tiny homes can reduce your utility bill. They are easier to clean and organize. Unlike larger, traditional homes, they offer easier customization and maintenance. Finally, tiny homes can provide the dream of home ownership on simpler terms.