Maintenance becomes an issue
No matter what year you were born or how much money you have in the bank, part of the responsibility that lies with being a home owner is ensuring that the place you call home is well-maintained.
Neglecting broken tiles on a roof or allowing your backyard to become overgrown just invites more maintenance issues down the track.
But clambering on and off ladders or pushing a lawn mower around each week can prove exhausting.
If you find maintaining your home is becoming too taxing financially or you are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work that needs to be done physically, it may be time to consider moving into a smaller home.
Often when we first move into our family homes we wonder how we will ever fill them.
Yet all too soon we find our families expanding and our living space shrinking as children and pets start fighting for space.
But as we get older and our offspring move out or we simplify our lives, the rooms that were once filled with sullen teenagers and their clutter, transition to become rarely opened store rooms.
Our formal living spaces that once housed second televisions and stereos begin gathering dust, and the guest bathroom - formerly the scene of around the clock chaos - now becomes just another unused space for which we are responsible for.
If you find yourself getting frustrated at the amount of resources, financial or physical, that you have to outlay for space that gets little use, it may be time to investigate moving somewhere that better suits your needs.