We’ve all heard it before: Bigger is Better. That has been the prevailing wisdom in America for a long time but the reality is a bit more complicated. Many people are rethinking this notion when it comes to the size of their home. For example, the size of an average single-family home increased to more than 2,500 square feet, that’s 2½ times as big as it was immediately after World War II!
Large homes require more work and upkeep, the space encourages us to fill them with things we don’t need, and they’re generally much more expensive. That’s precisely why some people are rethinking these ideas and are looking to downsize to a smaller home.
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.
If you think that downsizing sounds right for your at this time in your life, continue reading the accompanying guide. It contains key information that can help you plan for the perfect move.