Once again, I am on a tear about the perils of downsizing. My downsize experience has been a nightmare. All the rave about downsizing is contrary to my personal experience. My reason for writing about this is if I can help anybody not make the same mistake I did, then it will be worth the time spent.
When baby boomers hit 65 they think, “Oh my gosh, I am old, I need to sell and give away everything I have worked for all my life and move into a smaller house!” The first lie is you are old! The second lie is you need to get rid of everything that is special to you!
I made all of those mistakes about seven years ago, and I have regretted every day of it!
If you are healthy and have lots of interests and are living a vibrant life, for goodness sake, don’t try to shove your abundant life into a “2 x 4” house.
You may need a different house that meets your needs better, but don’t cut your square footage to the point you can’t breathe. That was our mistake, we cut too much square footage in our downsize.
I am not advocating for materialism, but you do need enough space to live well.
Don’t downsize prematurely.
The reason this is front and center is because my little piece of heaven art studio is disappearing, and I need a new place to call home. I had a small art space in my home, but my art supplies and easels, etc. grew bigger than life, so I moved into my art studio. Now, I have to move all of this “stuff” back home and there is no place for it to go!
If you live large, don’t try to shove your life into space that’s too small!
Don’t suffocate yourself with limited space because you have hit your 60’s. People live into their 80’s and 90’s, and you may have another 20-30 good years.
Live big, live well and don’t make a downsize mistake that makes you miserable as you live out your “golden years”!
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