When it comes to the size of your home, is the notion, bigger is better, always true? The average size of a single-family home in the U.S. has ballooned to more than 2,500 square feet. That’s 2 ½ times as big as it was immediately after World War II! Owning a large home can be tolling at times. They require more work and upkeep, keeping our attention away from other aspects of our lives. The extra space encourages us to fill them with things we don’t need, sometimes leading to a disorganized mess. And not to mention the sheer expense of owning a large home. Here’s why many people are downsizing their homes.
Planning Your Downsizing
For too long, homeowners have bought into that notion that living in as much space as possible is the goal and that bigger is always better, but the reality is a bit more complicated than that. Deciding to move 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!
We hope you found this blog post Organizing Through Downsizing useful. Be sure to check out our post Moving Into A Smaller Home – Guide and Tips for more great tips!