It’s been the prevailing wisdom in America that bigger is better. We’ve all heard it. But lately, many people are rethinking that idea entirely. For instance, the size of the average single-family house in the U.S. has ballooned to more than 2,500 square feet — two and a half times the size 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.
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’re considering this kind of lifestyle change, read more about it in the accompanying guide!