Monday, 2 May 2011
Stopping Lovelygrey Villas Shrinking.
Although the living room and kitchen are a nice size, the other rooms are squitty as befits a 1980s estate build. The previous occupants were a family with four children who had so much stuff that on viewing the house I didn't appreciate the dining room was a workable living area. It looked like a corridor to the garden and some creative estate agent speak was being used to big the space up. The house was an absolute bargain and I wonder if one of the reasons for this was that it was so full of stuff other viewers hadn't seen its potential. When they moved out they needed two articulated lorries to shift everything. Our possessions filled just two small box vans.
It made me realise that even though the house was large , it could easily be filled up, become cramped and then no longer meet our needs. Very stupid given that we're a family of just three. So I'm the queen of decluttering, constantly assessing if we still need what we have, and more importantly, limiting what comes into the home in the first place.