Why We Will Be Happier
in a Smaller Home
by Lill Lareau
Downsizing from our home to our Prairie Spruce condo is sometimes overwhelming to think of. I ask “where will we put all of our stuff?” I have been paying attention to information that explains limiting my house size to what I need versus the culture of “buy as much and as big as possible.” My research has given me a better understanding of how I will be happier in a smaller home.
Some reasons are: It takes less time to clean and maintain your home, and that should be reason enough to say smaller is just fine! Smaller homes are less expensive to furnish; as well, there is less expense for insurance, taxes, heating and electricity.
The articles I have been reading say living smaller encourages family bonding and offers less temptation to accumulate things that you don’t need, thus avoiding clutter. As is the case with all of our possessions the more we own the more they own us. Buying smaller homes helps us to be mentally free.
The various articles I've read say that with more time and fewer expenses more people are choosing to purchase and live in smaller spaces. This gives me comfort in my choice of being part of the Prairie Spruce community. And, of course, my Prairie Spruce condo comes with 4000 square feet of common space that includes two guest rooms, a workshop, a craft room, a dining room that can seat more than 30 guests, several terraces, a common garden, underground parking, and so much more.