22 Nov


Josh and I recently had the chance to move flats. We were offered a good deal by couple from church and would have been paying significantly less that we are now.


So, we had a dilemma, save £400 over 8 months and move into a flat that although essentially nice, is much smaller than ours, with the shower and sink in the bedroom or stay in our recently refurbished flat but pay more each month.


I’m sure all the money saving buffs will be going crazy, but we decided not to take it (well actually Josh, being a good hubby made the decision because I was dithering around) just because of the absolute fuss it would have been to move, and because the cons outweighed the pros. I’m still a little nervous that we made the wrong decision but there we go – our current flat is very lovely so I should just stop worrying and get on with life.


ANYWAY…thinking about downsizing made me consider all the things I could get rid of if I needed to, which I realised was actually quite a lot. So I have decided I’m going to bite the bullet and get on with getting rid of the stuff that I have been putting off for ages. I’m not talking about rubbish – I’m talking about things that although are in working order, I don’t really use and could be sold, freecycled or taken to a charity shop.

I’m looking forward to the extra space it will bring! Now I just need to find the time…


3 Responses to “Downsizing”

  1. Gill Cooke November 24, 2008 at 6:51 pm #

    I’m facing up to the reality of maybe having to downsize too – my salary just doesn’t cover the cost of my very basic life….. a few weeks’ ago I was looking at a (very nice) bedsitter with a separate shower room – it was still £500 a month!

  2. Linda November 24, 2008 at 8:28 pm #

    I think Josh is quite right here. I’ve never liked the idea of showers in bedrooms (where does all the steam go?), and if you are happy in your flat then you shouldn’t move. £400 seems a lot of money to you at this stage in your life, but over 8 months, £50 a month seems worth it for more space, which you describe as lovely – you are obviously happy there.
    And moving is a hassle and expensive – your things never look the same in a new space so you’d end up buying little things to make it feel more like home.
    It will be different when you move on to the next stage of your lives. Moving then is exciting and a positive step.
    Glad you’re OK after your nocturnal adventures.

  3. Keith November 25, 2008 at 4:09 pm #

    There’s another option for all the things you want to get rid of in addition to selling, freecycling or charity shop – there’s still plenty of room in Mum and Dad’s attic.

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