We are Moved into our New Small Space

Hello, Friends! How was your Memorial Day weekend? Were you able to spend the weekend with family and friends. We spent the weekend cleaning our old home and moving into our new one. While this wasn’t a long distance move for us – it was still pretty time consuming! We are almost completely moved in – the only things left to do are hang the curtains and organize the garage. Hooray!

Initially, I was concerned with the size of our new home, it is 1/2 the size of our last home and the smallest home that we have lived in since the mister and I married. This was deliberate, we wanted to downsize and have been talking about it forever. And while saying you want to downsize is very fine and dandy, actually doing it is quite another thing. I quickly realized that not all of our furniture or belongings would fit into our new space – so it was time to do a lot of editing. It felt good to donate a large portion of items to our local shelter and it’s funny how you really don’t miss “things” as much as you think that you would. We also found several simple creative ways to maximize our space – I will be sharing these ideas soon.

The best parts of downsizing so far include; being super close to Eben’s school, the mister’s work and friends (our commute has almost completely disappeared), a small two bedroom home takes just a few minutes each morning and evening to tidy up (not to mention heat and cool – our first electric bill just came – 1/2 the price of our last home and our large front patio is quickly becoming my favorite space, watch for that makeover to come soon as well.

How was your weekend? Did you move too – I hear that Memorial Day weekend is the busiest moving weekend of the year! I would love to hear how you are doing – what adventures lay ahead for you?

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11 Responses to We are Moved into our New Small Space

  1. AngelaLilly May 29, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    Congrats! Is that a picture of your new place? LOL am betting not! LOL Kudos for downsizing! We too have been playing with the idea of downsizing as you know. Our home is paid for and we own it free and clear. We have toyed with the idea of selling and getting something smaller, or even just converting the family room back into the 1 car garage it was originally to cut our home’s size, give us a garage, and lower utility costs.

  2. Sweet Greens May 29, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    Thanks Angie – Yes, it is a photo of our new place. It is 3 townhouses in 1 large building – ours is the section in the front with the large patio. I love the idea of converting the garage back into a garage!

  3. AngelaLilly May 29, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    OH! Sorry! I thought it was one house, so figured it was a stock photo! Gorgeous! 😀 The place where the three arches are? That is you? VERY nice!!! Bet it will be odd to share space though…like walls…or was your last place like that too? I forget! LOL yeah…the garage conversion would be nice for sure…for many reasons!

  4. Sweet Greens May 29, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Thank you and yes it is. This will be the 4th townhouse we have lived in and luckily with concrete walls and floors you never, ever hear your neighbors. We love it!

  5. AngelaLilly May 29, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    AWESOME! Scott would love to move into a condo or the like but I am so private and like my space so much that I have always shied away from it. Had such bad experiences in apartments and so many of the condos here in the Cbus area are converted apartments that I fear noise and odors. Glad you have not had that issue! Congrats again! Good luck settling in!

  6. Sweet Greens May 29, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    Yes, I agree. We have always rented private homes in neighborhoods with an HOA, so it is never an issue. HOA’s never let the things that happen in a rental community happen – they are too strict. 🙂

  7. AngelaLilly May 29, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    Sometimes strict is a good thing! LOL

  8. Joe Curry May 29, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    Congrats! Your new place looks great. I’m planting a tree in my front yard tonight in Minnesota, but think I’ll be staying away from palm trees (though they are beautiful). 😉

  9. Sweet Greens June 4, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    Thanks Joe! We love it! It’s tiny but it is amazing. Yes, I think you best steer clear of Palm Trees in Minnesota. Ha! Enjoy your planting and thanks for stopping by!

  10. Sweet Greens June 4, 2013 at 10:49 pm #



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