It’s been the prevailing wisdom in America that bigger is better. We’ve all heard it. But is it always true? Lately, many people are rethinking that idea entirely.
The data shows that the average size of a single-family home has increased to more than 2,500 square feet — two and a half times larger than it was immediately 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.
Larger homes require more upkeep, encourage us to fill them with a lot of items we may not need, and they’re generally more expensive. That’s why many people today are looking to downsize to a smaller house.
If moving into a home with less space seems like the right decision for you and your family, take the time to think it over first. Take inventory of everything in your home and shave that down to only the items you truly need. Once you do, you’ll have a better idea of how much extra stuff you have.
It’s not just a simple 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.
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