Is bigger always better? Many people are rethinking that notion when it comes to the size of their home. 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.
A large home requires much more upkeep and encourages owners to fill the extra space with items that they don’t truly need. Downsizing your home isn’t simply a question of storage space, it can mean changing your lifestyle entirely. With the right planning and soul-searching, losing some of that extra space and square footage means you can gain a lot more in other, more important aspects of your life. For tips on how to make the change, check out the infographic below!