I live in a rather large home. It has 4 bedrooms, study (which is my sewing room), formal lounge and dining, family room AND rumpus room. There are only 4 of us living in it. I've gotta tell you the house work is killing me! Now that I have 2 jobs I have less time to clean the monster. It takes the best part of a whole day.
Added to this, I feel like I am drowning in stuff. It appears that the more space you have the more stuff you accumulate. It takes half a day to return things to where they go, before I can even tackle the cleaning jobs.
Now, while there are many features of my home that make me very happy, I am ready to compromise. I thought that when we bought this house 6 years ago that I would be living the dream. You know, entertaining all the time, creating a stunning garden and having a space where the kids would bring their friends. The reality has turned out to be something quite different.
I have been researching the tiny house movement since I read about it via here. I am not quite ready to go down many of those roads, but it is food for thought!
We have been searching for a smaller home that still ticks all the boxes. I want to down size our financial committment as well, and start living more of the life we dream of. It is however proving to be more difficult than anticipated. I will keep searching and waiting.
I love this quote from here:
Less is the new more. Downsizing has become a regularly used word in our vocabularies and we're ok with that. Moving into a smaller home can be a cleansing process if you view it in a positive way. It'll certainly evoke that creative side you might have been ignoring.
what are your thoughts?