With the current low interest rates now may be the time to downsize form your current home. The positives could include money savings in the areas of energy costs, homeowners insurance, taxes, and maintenance. Lifestyle changes include such things as less time on building maintenance and cleaning.
The hardest part of the move will probably be deciding (or agreeing) what “stuff” to part with, and how to do it. We had a garage sale over the Labor Day weekend that was very successful.
One should also consult their tax adviser to find out about the tax consequences of downsizing.