Our home is around 2000 square feet. We have plenty of room and too much stuff. We are working on packing up our home and doing minor repairs to get it ready to sell. My husband stays in my father’s 800 square foot duplex during the week, when he is working in Nashville.
Last week, we stayed there, with our three boys and I loved it. Why did I love it? Everything was in close proximity. It was easy to put stuff away because you only had to take a few steps. We also didn’t have a lot of our stuff with us. We had a weeks worth of clothes for all five of us in one small closet. I never used the dishwasher because they don’t have many dishes there, so I would hand wash right after we ate and let them dry on the counter. The laundry closet was five steps away from our bedroom. It was so much easier to keep clean too. If you left anything out, it was very noticeable and it made me want to pick it up right away.
As we start to look at new homes, I’m still torn on what to find. I would love to find a smaller, maybe 1200 square foot home with a couple of acres. However, is that the right decision? Would we regret not having the space in the teenage years with our kids? My husband thinks that the boys will need their own rooms, especially when they get to puberty. I think they could share a room.
What are your thoughts and opinions on this?