My husband and I have owned 4 different houses in our 10 years of marriage. Yes, we are crazy. Like most people, we started out in a smaller 1000 sqft home, moved up to 1250, and then up again to 1350. We realized that we were only really using half of our living space. We also only have one child and are unlikely to expand our family. So why were we paying for all that extra space? (Point made–a family of six rents out our 1350 sqft house.) We decided to downsize and haven’t looked back.
What’s it like? Could you do it? Here’s what it’s like to downsize in your young-family years.
Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots. She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden. She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.