August 31, 2012
An Update on the Sale of Our House
Many of my regular readers know that we put our house up for sale in the spring. And some of you have been asking me about it, especially in light of our Year of Less.
The short story is that our listing ran out today, and we've chosen not to renew it.
With each child we've had in our little starter home, visitors and friends have commented that we'll need a bigger house. Which each child, the pressure grew...we need more space for all of these kids.
And at some point, we started accepting that. We can't live in a tiny house with all these kids, can we?
But then we started the year of less, and we began to remove the layers of clutter that had collected in our home. And we realized something: we don't need more room, we need less stuff!
We've given away a lot of stuff. Between clothes and kitchen items and toys and books we have gotten rid of thousands of items. We have less furniture, less linens, less laundry, less stuff! And all the space we need.
So 6 weeks ago we decided that we would be content whether the house sells or not. And around that time, the phone stopped ringing completely. Not a single showing. I don't know if it's a God thing, or the slow market, but to us it seems pretty clear; we aren't going anywhere just yet.
Plus, now that our basement is no longer being used to store things we don't need we are talking about finishing it. That would give us all the space we could ever need, no matter how large our family grows.
That's not to say we aren't going to try to sell again at some point. It's just that we are choosing to be content here until God calls our hearts elsewhere.
And it's a good place to be.
So there you go, that's what's happening with us! Oh, and I'm super excited to not have to be constantly trying to keep the house showroom clean and to spend my time instead messing the house up with some fun craft projects and culinary adventures!
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