Knowing What to Do with an Empty Nest
It must feel like only yesterday you have been dreaming about ways to invest in a small-family home, and now the birds in your small home are grown up, they have left the nest. After so many years the home is now silent and without much life. You and your spouse are left in the home. It is a whole new world for you. It would be nice how to do with the extra space left by the birds that flew away.
Most of the time, couples left with an empty nest will try to sell the home because it may be too big for comfort. They move to a smaller, yet no-so-empty nest. Having a huge home can be a challenge in terms of maintenance. The empty nest was spacious while it lasted and there is no need to have that extra room. With the birds gone, having a smaller space makes a lot of sense. The empty nest that you have may be the dream home of a young couple trying to raise a young family. A realtor can help you sell the home, or you can use websites to get the home sold. Don’t rush though as you may need the extra space. It is possible you may end up needing space for the kids when they visit during the holidays. A kid of yours may need to have some place to sleep while waiting for work to arrive. Since some graduates may not have the money to rend at apartment, they might stay at their parents’ home for some time. There could be time that the grandkids might drop by and visit. It would be nice to have all that space for the folks for that family visit.
Many people today are working remotely from home. Telecommuting helps in giving people much time to be productive without spending time in traffic. An empty space can be converted into a home office. Repurpose the empty nest with a home office. It would be wonderful to have a home office in an empty nest.
Repurpose the empty nest with your health in mind. A home gym can be a nice thing to have in an empty nest.
Another way to make the empty nest productive is to rent it out. Some students may be interested in renting a room in your empty nest. It would be nice to test if this will work with you for a month to fill the space in an empty nest. It would be nice to have someone in your empty nest.
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