Does your home not feel “right” to you anymore? The layout, the size, the rooms — are they not working for your lifestyle as you undergo life’s many transitions? I love this AARP piece that helps you figure out not how to downsize, but “rightsize” your house into something that better fits you:
Rightsizing is the concept of working with what you have by making better use of existing space. It is a process in which you analyze the spaces in your home, how you currently use them and the practical possibilities to adapt them to better serve your needs and lifestyle. The promise is that you can live more fully in your longtime family home if you rightsize — and avoid the wrenching process of moving. Whether you’re driven by immediate or future needs, now may be the time to look at your home in a new way.
Check out the rest; it gives you questions to help you figure out exactly what you need, and some useful solutions to use as you rightsize your home into a more comfy and more practical place to live.
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