There's nothing like the opportunity of moving to help you sort your stuff and get rid of what you don't need. We've lived in our current house for over 20 years, and it looked as though we had to get it ready to sell. This put me in a panic! I'm so sentimental about everything. I really love this home and think about all of the memories I've made here with my family. My kids did most of their growing up here.
OH so many memories here. . .
But in God's great mercy--He has figured out a way for us to keep our house--at least for a little bit longer. Since my husband will still need to commute to work and my son to attend his Catholic high school, we were thinking about renting an apartment to stay in for a couple nights a week. This would still be cheaper than paying our mortgage for our current house.
But now in our new plan, we will rent out a large portion of our house to 3 renters. They will each get a bedroom and bathroom and share the common areas of our house with us, when we are there, as well as with our other 2 adult sons who are still at home. This is really too good to be true. Our house isn't huge, but because of our large family, we have a lot of bedrooms!
This move is a lot easier because we just need to move 3 children out of their current rooms. Both my husband and I are giving up our offices--so we're moving all of our "office" stuff. And finally, since we are setting up a "new" house at the retreat center for ourselves, we also need to move enough stuff to set up a kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom there.
I don't know about you, but unfortunately, I have enough stuff in my house for two houses! Sad, but true.
So this is really good for me to do.