It’s long been the wisdom in American that bigger is better, right? But it that always the case? Lately, many people have been rethinking the idea entirely. Did you know that the size of the average single-family home in the U.S. has ballooned to more than 2,500 square feet – that’s two and a half times the size immediately after World War II! For too long, home owners have bought into this notion that living in as much space as possible is the goal and that bigger is always better but the reality is a bit more complicated than that.
Owning a large home can be tolling at times. Larger homes require more work and upkeep and the extra space encourages us to fill them with things we don’t need, keeping our attention away from much more important aspects of our lives. Not to mention how much more expensive larger homes are.
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.
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.