When I realized that the house we purchased, and renovated, and moved into, and loved – was not efficient for our family & goals – we had to move out INSTANTLY.
And so I went to our realtor, asked him to show us town-homes in the next town over. Within a week or so, we had an offer accepted on 3 bedroom townhouse. We ended up renovating/upgrading the townhouse into a 4 bedroom town-home, that fits our entire GROWING family. The kids are still so little – my boy is 4 and my little girl is 1, so I know that they will continue to GROW, and utilize this space perfectly. My stepdaughter is 14, and won’t need much more space than she already uses.
We are now a family of 5 living perfectly easily and with SO MUCH SPACE in this house. I do de-cluttered on the daily, on the weekly!!! I have the Vets pick up all of our unwanted, outgrown, un-needed items. I’m also so much more conscious of what we bring INTO the house in the first place. When we moved in, we had a lot more furniture than we do now, and in the past year and a half – we have donated and shared the pieces we no longer loved and needed. We ended up putting away our beautiful dining room table (since we eat around the island 100% of the time) and this created so much more LIVING & FAMILY room in our open kitchen/living room. It’s just so fabulous and wonderful and I’m so happy we made the move from HOUSE to TOWNHOUSE.
My husband is also not spending HOURS outside in the summer time and wintertime – either mowing the laws or shoveling the snow. The house (since it was beautifully kept up and extra clean) rented easily, for a decent monthly profit, and the move was fun and stress-free. We love our neighborhood, and neighbors, and the whole AREA, and living in this townhouse is just one step we took in the right financial direction – which is heading STRAIGHT for retirement!