By: Ashley Whisonant
Our family has recently celebrated one year in our Lexington home. We have amazing neighbors, a quiet street to play on, neighborhood friends, and tons of space. I have truly enjoyed our family spot for the past year. We went from a 1,300 square foot home to 2,500 square feet. So much more space! I have found the following things with moving to a large family zone though…
#1 Cleaning DOUBLES
So much cleaning! I could clean every day and still feel like something is missing. I don’t want to even think about the total hours this year spent cleaning
#2 Decorating is expensive!
Our old house had less wall space and less rooms. It was not cheap to make this new house feel comfy and warm.
#3 Missing my little guys
I used to hear the boys sleep at night from the living room. Now they are all the way upstairs and we sleep downstairs. I miss the comfort of hearing them shifting all night. I don’t know if my husband would say the same!
#4 Heating and cooling costs spike
More space means more area to heat and cool. Our energy bills have seen a big spike! We were expecting this, but it is still not easy to write that check each month!
The million dollar question is, would we move again if we were back in this position? Matt and I have talked about this over the past few days. We want to travel and spend more quality time with the kids. A smaller house just might be in our future sooner rather than later!