|I love saving money.|
1. Lower rent
2. Lower deposit
3. Lower utilitiesYes, these 3 are all related to money, and they are all wonderful. Lower cost-of-living was one of the main impetuses for the move, after all.
|I do not look this happy when I'm cleaning.|
4. Less to clean
This is something for which I feel grateful almost every single day. I hated cleaning the last place.
5. Less room for all your stuff, so you have to get rid of some
I sold many things on Craig's List and donated bags and bags before the move.
|Do I really want a Cuisinart Food Processor?|
In my opinion, this is a huge benefit of a smaller place. If you already feel like the kitchen is a bit cluttered with all your cooking paraphernalia, you think long and hard before bringing home a new kitchen gadget.
7. Smaller footprint
One of the side benefits of buying less is that it is almost always better for the environment. A smaller house means less materials used, less energy consumed, less products purchased.
8. More togetherness
Since I spend less time cleaning, I have more time to enjoy with my kids. And now that we live in a smaller place, we are always in close vicinity to one another. This makes certain things, like potty training a toddler and an infant simultaneously, easier. It also means you'll still hear the baby wake up from a nap, even if the battery in your monitor dies.
|I hate moving, especially packing.|
10. Less to clean when you move again
I've moved 4 times in 3 years, folks, so now when I move into a place, I'm already thinking about how big a pain it will be to move out of.
I really do prefer our smaller place. It helps that we have a great backyard.
This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday.