Wednesday, April 4, 2012
To Go or Not To Go: That is the Question
The biggest problem? We are seriously lacking storage space of any kind. We do not have a floored attic, the house is on a slab, therefore no crawl space, and the one-car garage is already full of stuff. And don't even get me started on the closet space. When it was just me, I comfortably fit my wardrobe into the closets of all three bedrooms. Having to share that space is a nightmare of epic proportions.
SO, I began to dream about a bigger house. It just seemed like it was time.
But the truth of the matter is, our current house is plenty big for the three of us, and even a fourth if that should be in the cards anytime soon. And the more real (and depressing) truth is that we would almost assuredly lose money trying to sell my five-year-old house in this current market.
So this weekend, J and I made a plan. We are staying put for at least the next year. There are things we can do to make this house more livable, and more appealing for awhile longer.
First, Operation Save-a-Bonus-Room is in effect. Door in our possession and to be installed soon, new flooring to follow. Second, we will try and find a way to floor the attic, giving us some additional storage space. Third, I will be doing some major cleaning out of crap we don't need. And lastly, if we know we plan to stay put for awhile, we can refinance, and save some money on that monthly mortgage payment. (You know, so we can spend it on these home projects.)
Although I have a little sadness at kissing my bigger house goodbye (for now), it is a nice feeling to have a plan.
And now, I start working on my new to-do list! J will be so pleased.