September 5, 2023
Posted by:
Jim Henderson

Many Americans look at life differently than they did 2 years ago. The fear instilled in them from the Covid pandemic through media 24/7 helped many Americans decide to change their busy lifestyles into simpler, more manageable lifestyles. Replacing their larger homes with smaller homes, deciding to work at home and minimizing their unnecessary activities is considered “right sizing”. Here are 3 ways right sizing can improve your quality of life.

  1. LESS STRESS - Right sizing your home can lead to a lot less stress. Stress can contribute to heart disease, aneurysms, and other debilitating disorders. During the past few years, it has been very hard to get services and/or products for our larger homes. The stress of waiting to get a replacement refrigerator, work done on you HVAC system or, just getting a contractor to face a leaky roof, can be lowered by moving to a smaller, newer home which will require less maintenance. Also, a smaller home means less utility costs and a smaller monthly mortgage. This means you can work less, allowing you more time to do other things with family and friends.
  2. STRONGER IMMUNE SYSTEM – There are several studies which point to stress as something that weakens our immune systems. Along with a better diet and exercise, we are likely to be more immune to diseases which can send us to hospitals and ER rooms. Being healthy is a key component for having better quality of life.
  3. RIGHT SIZE- Quality of life essentially is about choosing what the right size is for your desired living style. Downsizing, eating healthy, spending more time enjoying free time are all decisions we can make that will improve our quality of life.

Often these choices mean you need to connect with those who have experience in “right sizing” people’s lives. A nutritionist can guide you to making better choices of what we eat, and a personal trainer can guide in what we do for exercise. If downsizing your home is in the picture, calling an experienced moving and storage company will help you navigate all of the logistic involved with repurposing unneeded items and storing things which may need to go to family members at later dates.

The William C Huff White Glove Moving and Storage Company has been helping people right size their homes for more than 100 years. For the past 3 generations, many moves were upsizing our clients to larger homes however, the past few years, the trend has been to downsize. Downsizing is the same as upsizing, only in reverse mode. Downsizing almost always need inventory management, storage and accurate accounting of all household items involved in the downsize.

Having the best of the best working with you in your right sizing efforts will ultimately lead to a better quality of life. We can all use some hope for a better quality of life, given the stress of the past 2 years!

William C. Huff Companies is committed to simplifying the complicated maze of moving and storing your priceless possessions. With over 40 full-time, tenured, and highly trained staff, you can be assured that your move will be handled smoothly and professionally, from the first phone call until the last box is unpacked.