Houses in the United States are typically pretty huge. According to some estimates, the average square footage of the modern American house is around 1,600 square feet. Have you ever felt that your home is starting to outgrow you? If so, why not consider the potential for downsizing?

There are plenty of benefits to living in a smaller home. For example, it can take significantly less time to perform routine cleaning and maintenance, leaving you more time for other activities that you undoubtedly enjoy much more. Also, having less square footage means less money spent on utility bills, since it’s more efficient to heat and power a smaller home. On the flip side, there are some disadvantages to living in a smaller space. If you plan on expanding your family, it may be more cramped in the future. You’ll have less space for entertaining. You may need to buy smaller appliances. In any case, it’s good to weigh the pros and cons.

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