Downsizing the Family Home

When and Why to…

Downsizing the Family Home

I would say….whenever you are ready to move on in life……

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The common opinion when buying a home used to be “the bigger the better”. That’s great, but with more financial and environmental awareness, many people are leaning towards minimalism in both their lifestyles and their choice of living spaces.

From factors, such as age or debt, there are various reasons for downsizing, each with its own considerations.

Take a look at this post to see if downsizing may be right for you and if it isn’t right now, why it might be an option to look into in the future.

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Downsizing Home


Senior Living

Often, seniors find their family home seems to have grown three sizes over the years. The amount of maintenance that it takes to keep the house running can be overwhelming, let alone the cost of supporting a large home for just one or two people. That’s why many seniors choose to downsize, either to a seniors’ community or complex or to a smaller condo or townhouse.

When deciding whether or not it’s time for you to move to a smaller home, ask yourself these questions:

  • Is my house too large for me to maintain and clean by myself?
  • Would a smaller space better fit my needs and lifestyle?
  • Would I feel more independent in a smaller home that I could easily take care of?
  • Am I ready to not only downsize my home but my possessions as well?


If you feel like you would be more comfortable in a smaller home, yet you are not ready for a retirement village. This may be the perfect time to start on your journey to find a house that better suits your current needs, instead of those of your past.

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Downsizing Home

After the Kids Move Out

Empty nest syndrome is something that many parents face after the kids move out. While you may feel like your house is no longer a home, it might just mean that you need to make a different nest for yourself.

Your life has changed, and that just means that you need to make it into something new and exciting.

Since your family home was most likely purchased to be just that—your family home—now might be the time to start thinking about a new home for the new you—the one with adult children.

Put your needs first, and really try to envision yourself in a space that will make you happy. Your kids will still come to visit and downsizing can be a great way to adjust to your new life.

Ask yourself these questions to see if downsizing after your children have moved out might be just what you need:

  • Do I want a smaller space that is easier to maintain?
  • Have I always wanted to create a space around my needs, instead of someone else’s?
  • Could downsizing help to free up some money and let me take that trip I always wanted to?


After shaping life around your children, it’s your opportunity to have a space of your very own. If you feel like your house is too big, and too empty, since your kids moved out, choosing a smaller space may just be the way to go.

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Declutter your Life

Sometimes, we wake up and realize just how much “stuff” we actually have. For some, this can be an inspiration to start living smaller and to simplify their lives. Getting rid of things can provide both financial and spiritual freedom, but once you limit your belongings, the next step might be to look for a smaller living space.

If you have recently decided to start trimming down the items in your home, and you are considering a move to a smaller abode, ask yourself the following:

  • Am I fully interested in, and committed to, living in a smaller space?
  • Will a smaller home accommodate my family and lifestyle needs?
  • Do my spending habits support my desire to downsize?

Maintaining a simpler lifestyle with fewer belongings can be a big undertaking, so make sure that it’s something you are ready and committed to accomplishing before unloading all of your possessions and embarking on your decluttering journey.

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Tips for Downsizing

As mentioned, once you decide to downsize, for whatever reason best fits your needs, you will also have to limit the number of items you take with you. A smaller home will likely have less space for possessions. Some ways to get rid of unwanted things include:

  • Holding a garage or yard sale
  • Selling items online
  • Giving things away to family or friends
  • Donating items to charities or second-hand shops

By selling, donating, or giving away items, you are contributing to a “no waste” lifestyle. Instead of simply choosing to throw unwanted items away, find others who are in need of what you have to offer. You might even make a little extra cash on the side.

Deciding to Downsize

Downsizing can offer many benefits, such as reducing your environmental footprint, adding to your financial freedom, and providing you with a living space that is easier to manage and maintain.

Whatever your reasons, weigh both the pros and cons to your current and future lifestyle to decide if it’s the right thing for you to do now, or if it’s something that you want to do later in your life.

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