Is bigger always better? It’s been the prevailing wisdom in America for a very long time that, indeed it is. But when it comes to the size of a home, many people are rethinking that very notion.
Did you know that the size of an average single-family home has increased to more than 2,500 square feet or 2 ½ times as big as it was right after World War II? Home owners have long been convinced that living in as much space as possible is always better, but the reality is more complicated than that.
A larger home can be a bit of a headache at times. They require more work and upkeep. The extra space encourages us to buy a bunch of things we don’t really need and not to mention how expensive they can be.
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.