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Get The Most Value Out of Your Manufactured Home Lifestyle


Have you recently moved into a manufactured home, or are getting ready to make the move into one? If so, you may be wondering how you can take advantage of your new home to fully live the manufactured home lifestyle of your dreams. Thankfully, MHVillage is here to help. Here are five tips to get the most out of your manufactured home lifestyle: 

Decorate Your Home

This first tip might seem like a no-brainer, but it bears reinforcing that one of the first things you’ll want to do with your manufactured home is to decorate it to your liking – both inside and out. If you have a dream living room concept that you want to bring to life, now is the time to do it! 

Curate your space however you please, whether that’s for entertaining, cooking, crafting, office work, or something else entirely. 

This goes for the outside of your home, too. If you’re able to spice up your home’s exterior with some porchside plants, yard decorations, or whatever you feel like decorating the exterior of your home with, then have at it!  

Have Amenities? Use them! 

If you live in, or are moving into, a manufactured home community, you may have amenities available at the community that you can take advantage of. And you should, in fact! They’re a great way to connect with other residents in your community and explore everything that your living environment has to offer. 

These amenities can include: 

  • Walking trails and dog parks
  • Pools and spas
  • Lounges and clubhouses
  • Boat and RV storage
  • Athletic courts 
  • And many others! 

Keep Yourself Invigorated 

If you’re living in a manufactured home at retirement age, it’s important to keep yourself active and motivated with your surrounding neighborhood. 

Besides engaging with the above amenities, many communities offer regular caravans into town so that residents can catch up on shopping and spend quality time together. 

Some communities also offer rec rooms that keep residents active and exercised, making them another great option for residents looking to maintain an exercise routine. 

Maintain Your Maintenance Know-How

Any homeowner will inevitably have to perform some home maintenance. Whether it’s as simple as replacing a light fixture or something more complicated like a full mobile home remodel, it’s important to prepare ahead of time in case you have to make an unexpected repair. 

Take some time to brush up on your maintenance skills and watch video tutorials for future repairs you may need to make. It’s also important to maintain and regularly inspect a toolkit, ensuring that no tools are damaged or otherwise in need of replacing. By keeping yourself ready for any mobile home repair that you may need to make, you’ll save yourself headaches down the road if your tape measure goes bad, or you don’t have what you need. 

That being said, it’s important to know which repairs can be done the DIY way, and which you should leave to a trained professional. For example, any electrical work should be handled by an electrician. 

Use Your Outside Space 

Some mobile homes may have patios and decks perfect for spending a summer evening. If you live in a manufactured home that has a patio, deck, or even a front porch, find unique ways to use the space for entertaining or just some summertime relaxing. 

In many states like Florida, the year-round warm weather makes the outdoors a perfect place to spend time in, day and night. Even if you only have a front porch, that can be a perfect place to soak up the sun and chat with neighbors passing by.