For years, the prevailing wisdom in America is that bigger is better. We’ve all heard it but lately, many folks are rethinking the notion. For instance, the data shows that the size of a single-family home has increased to more than 2,500 square feet. That’s two and a half times as big as what it was immediately after World War II!
Homeowners have long been convinced that living a as large of space as possible is always better but the reality is complicated. More room means more upkeep, it means more stuff and it means more expensive. This is precisely why people today are looking to downsize to a smaller home.
If downsizing sounds like the right decision for you and your family, take some time to think it over first. It’s not simply a question of storage space. Moving into a home with less space means changing your lifestyle in many ways. But the benefits can be well worth it, if you do it right. With a tad bit of planning and soul-searching, losing some square footage means you gain a lot more in other areas 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.