Downsizing to a smaller home has become a recent trend. Older adults in particular can benefit from such a move. Smaller homes typically require less maintenance and can result in significant savings for the homeowner because of lower utility bills, property taxes, and insurance.
The downsizing process is appealing to many, but it can also be intimidating. Downsizing involves sorting, donating, and disposing of household possessions that have accumulated over the years.
Hunter, Jennifer and Jackson, Kristyn Marie, "Downsizing Your Home: A Guide for Older Adults" (2016). Family and Consumer Sciences Publications. 101.