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Is bigger always better? It’s been the prevailing wisdom in America for a very long time that, indeed it is. But when it comes to the size of a home, many people are rethinking that very notion.
Did you know that the size of an average single-family home has increased to more than 2,500 square feet or 2 ½ times as big as it was right after World War II? Homeowners have long been convinced that living in as much space as possible is always better, but the reality is more complicated than that.
These large homes require more work and upkeep and the space encourages us to fill them with things we might not really need. Not to mention that more space generally means more expensive. This is precisely why some people are rethinking these old ideas and are looking to downsize their homes.
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.