How Downsizing May Give the Up You Need

An older couple laughing together at Christian Village Communities

Bigger isn’t necessarily better. When it comes to housing, downsizing can feel downright good.

As we stay in our homes, stuff simply accumulates. Some of it we enjoy. Some of it we don’t notice. Most isn’t necessary day in and day out.

Tiny homes are the latest housing trend, but you don’t have to go to that length to enjoy the benefits of downsizing. While change and transition can be emotionally difficult, many people find themselves feeling refreshed and uplifted after scaling back.

Downsizing allows you to take the time and really look at your belongings. You can keep what’s important, give other cherished possessions to your family members and donate still-useful items to charity.

By downsizing you may realize some or all of these benefits:

  • Reduced stress
  • Fewer chores, upkeep and maintenance
  • More time for other activities
  • Lower energy and water costs
  • More opportunities to meet new people


The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. – Hans Hofmann


How The Christian Village at Mason Can Help

At The Christian Village at Mason, we have a variety of living options, including single-story Garden Homes and Garden Apartments with easy access to all our amenities and services. We would love to host you and your family for a tour – schedule one with us today!


For More Information

“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo is a best-selling book that helps readers keep only things that “spark joy.”

The Christian Village at Mason is dedicated to helping our residents stay healthy and happy. Visit our website or our social media at Facebook or Twitter for continued updates.



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