My life changed the day I visited a friend who had downsized into a charming home perched on the perimeter of a little lake on the outskirts of Kansas City. I fell in love with the quiet community of small, unassuming homes built decades ago around the sleepy lake. After commuting a few hours a day between our Atchison home and Nell Hill’s Briarcliff, I was ready for a close-in location where we could stay when in Kansas City. Within days, Dan had found a little fixer-upper on the lake and, ready or not, we began our downsizing adventure.
If a smaller, easier home sounds like heaven to you, too, I’ve got great news: Your new nest can be just as big on style as the larger home you’re leaving behind. Here are 5 tips I’m following as we transition to our new home. (more…)