Retiring to Cottage Country? Here’s How We Can Help With the Move

April and May are traditionally very hot when it comes to real estate, and not just in city centres like the GTA, but across cottage country.

More and more 50-somethings are cashing out of their family home and driving north to retire or telecommute. Purchasing a home in central Ontario is a trend that is expected to continue as boomers reach retirement.

“Toronto’s runaway real estate market, which has only recently started to cool, is still radiating heat into cottage country, according to Mike Taylor, an agent with Port Carling Chestnut Park and president of the Lakelands Association of Realtors, which represents 680 realtors in Muskoka, Haliburton and Orillia.” The Toronto Star

If you are in this position and are making the ‘great escape’ to the great outdoors this year, congratulations and welcome to the neighbourhood!

Transitioning to a new rural home or cottage often means downsizing, especially if the move involves parting with the 4 bedroom suburban home for a lakeside condo.

It can be stressful and difficult making decision about what furniture or possessions to keep with you in your new lifestyle.

You may be adjusting from a house with a full basement to a cottage with no basement, or a condo with only a storage locker.

One solution is to extend your storage space by leasing a storage locker. Moving a portion of your possessions into storage can help with the transition, and give you more time to think about what you want to keep and use longer term.

Storage units are a practical and affordable solution for retirees moving to cottage country. Calloway Storage offers secure storage units in Minden and MacTier. We have space from 5×10′ to 10×30′, ready to accommodate all the furniture, appliances, and personal belongings that you want to keep safe for the future.

Portable units are also available and can be convenient during the move. For example, you could have a portable unit delivered to your new property ahead of the moving van’s arrival. When off-loading the moving van you can direct boxes and furniture to the portable unit. When it’s full, we can transport it to our storage facility for longer term storage.

Give us a call today to reserve space or arrange for delivery of a portable storage unit.

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