Downsizing can sometimes be perceived as a negative term. You’ll hear some call the concept rightsizing in the intent to put what they feel is a positive spin on their need or goal to own less, or the RIGHT amount of things. But what is the difference between downsizing and rightsizing and are there benefits to both?
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DOWNSIZING AND RIGHTSIZING
While both downsizing and rightsizing both follow the same concept of letting things go, there are key differences.
Downsizing is the process of moving to a smaller home and, therefore, letting go of furniture and household items you no longer need or have the space for.
Rightsizing can mean moving to a smaller or larger home depending on your needs. It can also mean choosing the convenience and amenities that come with being part of a senior living community, or even aging-in-place in the comfort of the home you’ve always known.
THE BENEFITS OF DOWNSIZING AND RIGHTSIZING
In either scenario, the idea of having the right amount of space and things – no more or no less than what is needed – provides feelings of comfort and peace to someone overwhelmed with a cluttered home or decades of accumulations to sort through and make decisions on when downsizing, or rightsizing.