The saying in America goes, “bigger is better,” right? But is it always right? When it comes to homes, the reality is a bit more complicated. Many people are rethinking this notion and looking to do the opposite when it comes to their housing situation. Large homes require more work and upkeep and the space encourages us to fill them with things we don’t need. Not to mention how much more expensive they are.
The size of an average single-family home has increased to more than 2,500 square feet, which is 2½ times as big as it was immediately after World War II! But deciding to move you and your family into a home with less space should not be made lightly. Take your time to think over every aspect of the move because it’s not simply a question of storage space. Downsizing means changing your lifestyle entirely. Yet the benefits can be well worth it if you do it right. With the right planning and soul-searching, losing some square footage means you can gain more in other aspects of your life. That’s precisely why some people are rethinking these ideas and are looking to downsize to a smaller home.
If you think that downsizing sounds right for you at this time in your life, continue reading the accompanying guide. It contains key information that can help you plan for the perfect move.