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Bigger is Better? Not So Fast!

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As a professional provider of Niagara Falls moving services—we’re moving people into different sized homes every day of the week. We know there’s a lot of societal pressure to buy a large home as a measure of success.

A lot of people dream of living in a mansion or a waterfront property with all the bells and whistles. It’s a nice dream but not realistic for ninety-nine percent of the population.

As a result of this cultural norm—it’s pretty common for people to simply look to “upsize” when switching their homes. More bedrooms, more bathrooms, more space, more luxury items, more everything.

This makes sense when you’re leaving an apartment for a house, naturally. This doesn’t always make sense for home-to-home moves. Who’s going to clean your house? What are you doing with the empty space?

Take a New Perspective

A home should be tailored to the needs of its residents. Maybe celebrities need mansions to host parties for hundreds of people, but John Smith from Smalltown, Ontario doesn’t. Think clearly about what you need in your house. In all our time as a Niagara Falls moving services provider—we’ve seen many people with either too much space or not enough. Do you have kids, pets, artistic or other studio aspirations? Consider these factors carefully—they’ll greatly affect the cost of your house.

The Perfect-Sized Home

Bedrooms + 1 Your house doesn’t need six-hundred bedrooms. Get enough to cover your family and one extra. Having a guest room is good if you want to change things up—or host guests. If you’re someone who hosts often—consider going for a foldout couch in your living room rather than add extra guest bedrooms.

Stairs Suck

Beautiful spiral staircases look great in fantasy movies and that’s about it. Consider how your Niagara moving services are going to move your couch up a spiral staircase. Four stories houses are impractical in modern day settings. If you’ve got older family members; stairs are basically a no-go.

Practical Living Costs

Being able to purchase something and being able to own something are separate wealth targets.

Bigger houses generally have fees that go beyond your initial purchase costs. Heating, cooling, electricity, property taxes, lawncare, maintenance, etc. These things pile up quickly.

Consider carefully before looking at the extra square footage you don’t need.


Up sizing your home can also result in expected increased costs in furniture. An empty room isn’t going to be very attractive and you’ve got to put something there. Something costs money.

Your budget can be expended rather quickly on furniture and related things.

Time vs Money on Repairs

What are you willing to do in terms of maintenance on your home? What are you going to leave to contractors? Do you want to power wash your wood deck yearly? Do you have the ability to replace your roof? Do you want to cut your extremely big yard’s grass?

There are a hundred more questions to ask yourself that boils down to one. What do you want to do? Find the house that fits your desires and go for it.

Luxury vs Space

If you find yourself not needing the space you’ve been programmed to want—spend your money in other ways. Buy the nicest bed—the biggest TV. Make your home special in the ways that count for the way you live your life.

Trying to appeal to the masses is a losing effort every time. If you’ve got the extra money go for the house that fits your needs instead of just going for a bigger home.

There’s a limit on what space will do for you.

If you’re looking for a Niagara moving company—look no further than Bob the Mover. Bob the Mover services the entire Niagara region with the utmost professionalism. For a free in-home quote contact us now. Bob the Mover is the 2020 Diamond award-winning reader’s choice best moving company in both the St Catharines and Niagara Falls regions. If you’re looking for a great moving company, look no further.

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