We’ve all heard it: Bigger is better. But is it always true? When it comes to the size of your home, lately people have been rethinking that general consensus of a bigger home being better.
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. It’s been the prevailing wisdom that living in as much space as possible is always better but the reality isn’t so clear.
Larger homes require more upkeep, encourage owners to fill the space with items we don’t need and they’re generally more expensive. This is why people are beginning to rethink the notion of, bigger is better.
If you’re planning on moving into a home with less space and it seems like the right decision for you and your family, take the time to weigh all the pros and cons. 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. 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.
With the right planning and soul-searching, losing some of that space and square footage means you can gain a lot more in other, more important aspects of your life.
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Downsizing 101 from Pivotal Home Solutions