Gaining popularity among today’s younger generations is the theory and practice of minimalism. They’re finding out that, when it comes to true happiness, “stuff” has very little value. It just so happens that this kind of thinking is what minimalism is all about: So you can enjoy life to a higher degree, make it simpler with fewer possessions.
When it comes to senior living in Plano, TX, retirees can learn a valuable lesson from the minimalism being practiced by younger generations today. In most cases, retirees living in one- or two-bedroom apartments have downsized from their former, traditional way of life – which may have included a large house, condo, etc. If you haven’t already, you may decide to give minimalism a try.
Here are some of the benefits that can be experienced in your pursuit of a minimalist lifestyle.
Increased Visual Appeal
Clutter isn’t appealing. There are no two ways about it. By reducing the number of items within your immediate space, you can increase its aesthetic appeal. Uncluttered surfaces and clean lines can be enjoyed in your new, minimalist lifestyle.
Reduced Headaches for Inheritors
The fewer things you leave behind, the fewer items your inheritors will have to deal with. There’s nothing wrong with leaving some very cherished items to those who are special in your life. But if they have to go through room upon room upon room of clutter and virtually useless items, that’s just a big headache they shouldn’t have to deal with.
Emphasize What’s Important
While you are minimalizing, pay attention to things in disrepair, clothing that doesn’t fit, furniture you don’t use anymore, etc. Simplify your life by getting rid of the things that no longer have a purpose or just don’t matter. That frees you up to give attention and care to the things (and people) that matter most.
Retirement should be a time when you enjoy less stress. When the number of items around you declines, so will your stress level. Distractions will be lessened, and it will be easier to clean your home when it’s uncluttered (and possibly smaller).
Though the grand total may vary from person to person, you can make money selling your old stuff. Catalog your belongings and make a list of what you can part with. You might be surprised at the level of “mad money” you end up with once you’ve unloaded all the items you no longer want or need. Plus, living simpler usually means spending less. In your golden years, that’s a good thing.
Retirement Living at Its Best
Our Independent Retirement Community provides each resident (or couple) with their own abode. You can enjoy the privacy of your 1- or 2-bedroom apartment, take a walk on our beautifully manicured grounds, participate in one of our many scheduled activities and/or events – your options are very nearly limitless.
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