Call us crazy, because you can, but as a family of four, we live in about 850-900 sqft. Could we move a little out of the city and get more space for our kids to grow up in? Of course! However, if you have followed previous articles of mine, you will have learned that not only do we have a killer deal in our current space, but were located in a great family friendly neighborhood right in Vancouver and I can’t get enough of it.
But how do we do it? We have two kids and only two bedrooms and one bathroom. Does everyday go smoothly? No. There are MANY days, where we say, “we have to get a bigger place!.” But then what do we lose? We don’t get to live in this beautiful city, we actually create more work for ourselves because more space means A LOT more cleaning, and selfishly we love the luxury of city living because we have so much beauty surrounding us. I also grew up in a smaller town and I just have no desire to go back. Ultimately, it made sense for us to stay where we are and create as much space as possible in smaller living quarters with a few essentials. If your thinking of downsizing to save money, or to save cleaning time, or to live in maybe a higher end area and all you can afford is something smaller, but you have kids, then keep reading!