Have you been thinking about trading in your large home for a smaller, simpler space? Or perhaps you are considering a room by room purge in your current home? You are not alone.

Our modern society has traditionally lived by the "bigger is better" ideology, yet many are discovering the freedom of the "less is more" concept .

Think about it. Downsizing your home can to simplify life by saving your family time and money. With less upkeep, lower utility bills, fewer attachments to "stuff", there is more time to enjoy the other things in life. You may also find letting go of your large space may save you money by lowing your monthly payment obligations and other home maintenance requirements.

Fewer rooms, less stuff and smaller spaces = less stress, less responsibility, less work, more time and money for you to allocate to other things. If this sounds like the right choice for your household, here are some resources that you may find helpful.

  • How to Downsize Your Home Without Losing Your Mind Moving from a large home full of your stuff to a smaller space can be tricky, and while it's easy to say "just get rid of your extra stuff," doing it is much harder. Here's how to make the transition as smooth as possible.

  • Downsizing Your Home: 7 Ways To Organize And Simplify Your Empty Nest Americans are stressed out, and their cluttered homes aren't helping matters: A recent Huffington Post survey found that 84 percent of recently stressed Americans say they worry that their home isn't clean or organized enough. And according to recent Ikea data, Americans spend an average of 55 minutes per day looking for things they can't find.

  • 13 Clever Space-Saving Solutions and Storage Ideas Think you don't have enough storage in your home? If there's a nook or cranny not being used, then there's plenty of room to expand. Get creative ideas on how to maximize storage by making the most of your home's existing space.

  • Murphy beds are of course, an ideal choice for space-saving whether you are reducing clutter or moving into a home where floor space is limited and have seen a resurgence in popularity this decade with a shifting economy. Send us your ideas and tips on downsizing on our Facebook page!