|By PR Newswire||
|September 23, 2013 04:31 AM EDT||
SYDNEY, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A growing inner-city trend of property downsizing is afoot, thanks to consistently high property prices and a growing number of baby boomers exchanging their family home for more compact apartments and a laid-back lifestyle.
In a study called Downsizing Amongst Older Australians, the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute* found that 9 per cent of Australians aged over 50 had downsized during that five-year period.
Downsizing is not just prevalent in baby boomers. First-time property owners are ditching the desire to strive for family homes, in favour of inner-city location and lifestyle. Research commissioned by CommSec and conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics found that the average dwelling size in Australia has fallen from a high of 218.9 square metres in 2008-09 to 214.2 square metres in late 2011.
This downsizing trend does not come without major sacrifices on dwelling space. TAXIBOX and other players in the storage industry are alleviating the burden, by offering flexible storage solutions in the overcrowded cities of Melbourne and Sydney.
TAXIBOX Co-Founder, Ben Cohn commented, "TAXIBOX offers a more flexible solution in mobile self-storage, where customers can enjoy a cost-effective monthly rental plan, plus the convenience of free pick-up and delivery of their belongings to their holding warehouse. We're definitely seeing a growing trend in homeowners who are downsizing the family home and moving into apartments, as well as people who need some extra detached space - on-site or offsite."
Co-Founder, Jeremy Rosen added, "People right across the spectrum are viewing apartments as a more attractive option. Busy people no longer want the hassle of home ownership with gardens to maintain and huge spaces to clean - they're looking for a certain lifestyle and strata to take up the less exciting tasks of home ownership. Apartments these days make better use of space with clever nifty features, meaning they appear more spacious than ever before. It's at that point we get a phone call!"
For more information, or to hail a TAXIBOX, visit www.taxiboxmobileselfstorage.com.au
TAXIBOX is revolutionising the self-storage industry through the provision of a service called mobile self-storage. Mobile self-storage is just like regular self-storage, except it's mobile. This means that the storage is delivered conveniently to the door. The process is simple:
1. The TAXIBOX is delivered to the home or office.
2. The customer takes their time to pack and lock their TAXIBOX.
3. The TAXIBOX is collected and stored in our storage facility.
Ben Cohn (Co-Founder)
Jeremy Rosen (Co-Founder)