Having your children leave the nest can be an emotional time, and also bittersweet. On one hand, any parent finds it tough to see their children go out into the wilder world and start to define life on their own terms, yet of course, we know that this is necessary and the best possible goal for them to pursue, as refusing to develop or grow will do no one any good.
However, when your children have gone, perhaps to study or perhaps to move out entirely, it can feel quite empty at home. While you may have a little extra money in your pocket, perhaps money you can use to trade in a vehicle and purchase a 2021 Encore with, figuring out how to use your home space or what to do with it from here on out can be a tough ask.
In this post, we hope to suggest three great ideas that can help you in this direction, without dictating to you how you should be curating your own life plans. Let’s get started:
A Home Gym
Investing in your health can be a great idea now you’ve ‘completed’ the childhood portion of raising children. Any parent can tell you that as enjoyable as this is, it can take a toll. For this reason, running a home gym could be a fantastic means of empowering your exercise habits again. This might involve purchasing a treadmill, some resistance bands, a spin bike, and a set of dumbbells. Kit out the room with some speakers, some supportive flooring and good lighting, and you’ll soon see how enjoyable this new effort s.
A Renewed Office
It can be nice to invest in your own professional or educational potential by making sure you have the utilities to develop that. A home office can be the best place to begin as far as that’s concerned. A standing desk, ergonomic furniture, and a laptop or home PC (with an additional monitor to organize tasks) can be tremendously helpful in filing your daily workflow and becoming that much more productive. Having space where you can think and keep your workflow secure is also essential and helpful for obvious reasons – investing in this can quite literally help you develop in every manner.
Downsizing As Necessary
It’s not a bad idea to downsize your property if you don’t really want to use the extra space and wish to release some value from your assets. Perhaps instead of living in a home with extra rooms, you could opt for a smaller property (as now it’s a seller’s market), and even purchase a small property abroad, planning that for retirement as time goes on and you travel back and forth, perhaps even renting it out during the winter months. Downsizing in this way can be tremendously fun and give you more freedom to define life on your own terms.
With this advice, we hope you can consider a few investments worth making when your children fly the nest.