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Home Downsizing Tips in Monterey Bay

According to a U.S. Census report the average single-family home had 2,469 square feet. That’s up by about 769 square feet from just two decades earlier. In fact, Americans live in much larger homes that most people do in other countries throughout the world. These bigger homes work best with big families but once the kids are grown up and moved on do you really need all that space? Many families who once embraced all that living space are now looking to downsize to make their lives more manageable. This holds true especially for retirees who don’t want to spend their golden years mowing acres of yard or doing all the other things around the home they spent a lifetime doing. This is when you should be relaxing not cleaning out the gutters all worried about replacing your water heater!

If you’re serious about downsizing then clearly you’ll be looking to move into a smaller place. This can actually be a great benefit especially if you find a new home which is chock full of amenities. There are many great communities around Monterey Bay that are like cloistered neighborhoods complete with private pools, tennis courts and community centers. These aren’t necessarily retirement villages but more like plant communities where quality of life is at a premium. The homes of these types of communities run the gambit between one or two bedrooms and open loft spaces. For you to fit your life into one of those new comfortable arrangements you might have to get rid of a lot of junk. Have no fear because Junk King Monterey is standing by to help.

In the short time that Junk King has been in operation in the Monterey Bay they’ve made quite an impression on the locals. That’s because of their dedication to courteous service with regard to junk removal. Junk King is part of a national franchise which means they have their own set of standards they need to live up to. And since their business is built on word of mouth you can bet that they’ll treat every job as if it’s the only job they’ll ever have!

What you’ll have to do is identify those things in your home that you need to toss out. Basically this is everything you won’t be taking with you to your new place. Once those items have been determined give Junk King a call to set up a free consultation. A Junk King supervisor will take a look at what you have to get rid of and make an estimate for the cost. This estimate is based on the amount of truck space you’ll be using not an hourly rate for the workers. Once you get rid of all this junk you’ll have a better sense of just how much space you’ll need. As with most folks who’ve already downsize you’ll soon discover that sometimes smaller is better!