Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Perks of Moving to a Much Smaller House



Today I re-watched “Confessions of a Shopaholic.”  While watching her obsess over material stuff like Gucci and go gaga over sales, I was surprisingly repulsed. All I could think was that all those stuff were going to eat so much space.

When we moved to a much smaller house, space became a more valuable commodity over possessions. While I tried to fit everything we owned to a new space that was ¼ the size of our previous home, the sheer number of stuff suffocated me. I was seriously tempted to just give them all away just to have a comfortable living space. I have also realized that there were so many things I owned which I don’t actually use and can probably live without. If they can marinate in storage for a long period of time without being needed, I probably do not need them at all.

The extreme difficulty of finding a place for everything we owned traumatized us so much that stuff actually repulses me now. I received a lot of notifications of sales that were up to 90% off and all my mind could conjure was clutter. We even stopped buying groceries in bulk and preferred to buy as needed. All I want at the moment is enough liveable space.

So thank you smaller house! I am now less materialistic and I can probably save more money which is ideal in our current financial situation. Mother earth probably thanks you too because in some ways, although forced, I became an environmentalist by necessity.

But I still want chocolates.

20 comments:

  1. My house is relatively small and I am happy here. I always say I have less to clean....

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  2. I downsized and even though it's been a challenge, I don't regret it. I was surprised by how little material things I really need after making the move and purging my goods.

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  3. I definitely need to downsize. The more space=more unnecessary junk! My next place will be only what we need, and nothing more.

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  4. My house is pretty small as it is. It's about 2000 square feet. I don't think I'd be happy with anything smaller than that. I need space.

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  5. I love my house. It is not big or too small. The best thing is that cleaning it is so quick and hassle free!

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  6. I totally agree! I moved from a huge house to one half its size and I am happy to have gotten rid of tons of stuff I don't ever need!

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  7. I love that a smaller house helps save money. I've tried to de-clutter, but I need a boost like this!

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  8. When I decluttered my house for a sale, I was surprised at how well I could manage with much less stuff. So ye, we live and learn ...:-)

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  9. Ok you had me! I always wanted bigger living space because I feel so cramped up. Now you got me thinking!

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA

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  10. That's so great that you find yourself buying less with a smaller house. I'm in need of a major declutter, I love having minimal items in my home.

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  11. I totally agree - smaller house save money and get you to de-cluttered. Very nice advice. xx

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  12. That's so cool that you were able to live in a smaller place. I do agree that there is so much that we have that we do not need.

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  13. Great article. I'm writing about the minimalist movement in my blog and my experience is less is definitely more.

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  14. I live in a small house as well and I always make sure that I only buy stuff that I really need. And living in a small house when you're alone is more practical since it will be easier for you to clean. Besides, what's the sense of having a big house if you're always out for work and the only time you have to stay at home is sleep.

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  15. We live in a smaller house and honestly I'm ok with it! We plan on paying this house soon and then being able to travel!

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  16. brilliant perspective post on living within your means. i loved watching confessions of a shopaholic.

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  17. It really is amazing how decluttering our home can be for our peace of mind. So many times we collect things and it becomes overwhelming what to do with them.

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  18. It sure makes a lot of sense! The smaller the space the less things you're going to want to put in there. It's definitely perfect especially if you're following a budget and would like to save.

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  19. Moving to a smaller house can definitely save you a lot of money in the long run. I agree that when you have a smaller house you tend to have less junks lying and taking up precious space.

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  20. Moving to a smaller house was great for us..we'll never have to move from here.

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