Are You Prepared to Downsize to Your Tiny Home?

Have you looked around at pre-fab buildings or considered tiny houses lately? Are you curious what this new trend is all about and wondering if you could do it? It seems doable on television, but what is going to be like in real life?

Once you have decided this is what you want to do and determined how much money you have and want to spend on the structure, you’ll need to choose your floor plan.

Yes, even a 500 square foot tiny house will have various floor plans to choose from for things like the appliances and kitchen cabinets.

Also, where you’ll have closet space and what type of furniture you can have and how you will place it.

You want to consider several things as you make this step down in your living space. Make lists of your must-haves and wants first then start work on this project. It can be tasking, but it can be fun, too.

The Tasks Associated With Downsizing

Downsizing is a smart step to take for many people, but it can be difficult to get into the mind set and get started. Once you do start, though, you will find that there are many things you’ve been holding on to that have no meaning or no purpose. These are the things you can hand down to your children, other family members or friends and even donate to charity. You can even have a yard sale!

As we grow older, we go through various stages in our lives. Where we once were young, adventurous, and energetic, then we hit the middle-age years and go into a saving mode to prepare for the next stage of life – the golden years.  Each of these phases we have different priorities, and we shift our ways of thinking about what is a more practical solution for that phase.

Downsizing into a tiny house is just another chapter in life, and we need to adjust accordingly, no matter what phase of life we’re in at the time. No matter which one you are in, take your time sorting through your belongings but be mentally prepared to face the emotional task of weeding out things.

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