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What Does Downsizing Mean To You?

What Does Downsizing Mean To You

They say in life to be careful what you wish for because you’ll get it. That’s exactly what’s happening in my life! Andy told me that I’ve been blogging about living smaller and simpler for the last few years, so now it’s time to REALLY live it. If you missed my previous blog post, I mentioned that as soon as we move from our little farmhouse, we’ll be moving into our 5th Wheel trailer while our house is being built. That could potentially mean living in the trailer for a year or two!?! Eek! Would you be willing to do that? What does downsizing mean to you?

Over the last few years of my life, I’ve been moving in that direction. I’ve gone from living in a 6500 square foot home to where I’m living now at 2600 square feet. The trailer has approximately 430 square feet–that’s a big difference!!! I know nothing about living in that small of a space, but I’m going to learn! I’ve even designed a tiny house before (you can find it in my book, So You Want To Be An Interior Designer: Interior Design School Handbook). I’ll be trying to learn as much as possible about tiny living through books and blogs. But if you’ve got any suggestions or resources, I’d love to hear about them!

I keep reminding myself that everything is for the greater good! If it takes living in a trailer temporarily to save money to build our dream home, then it’s worth it. Anytime we go up to the land, we both feel really good about our decision and are so excited about the future! In the meantime, we plan on having a big moving sale to get rid of all (or most) of our furniture. We don’t plan on living tiny forever–just until the house is built. Our finished mountain house will still be on the small size (1700 square feet compared to the average American house size at 2400 square feet). We’ll eventually need furniture again, but we don’t want to pay to store furniture for years. Besides, the furniture we’ll need living on the mountain will probably be different than what we have now. I keep looking around the house trying to figure out what to keep, what to store, and what to get rid of.

I’d love for you to follow along with me on this adventure. As Freddie Mercury said, “Fortune favors the bold!”

Until next time, have a great day!

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