The one thing I have discovered for sure as this purge process continues, is that if you buy a bigger house you fill it….and you fill it quickly. Even though we moved the contents of our Florida home, as well as a good part of our former Ohio home into this house, there were still things we purchased to fill and fit the additional space. Yet if I were to compare the percentage of household space that we used in Florida to the percentage of space we are using here, I’m afraid it is rather shameful. We used almost every room in our little Florida house every single day. My husband’s small office regularly doubled as a guest room and from time to time our kids would give up their bunk room to accommodate more. Yet, we never felt crowded there. That little place lived large. Here, we have four additional spacious, furniture filled rooms that go mostly unused. While it is a beautiful house that has provided space for all the stuff I now find myself cleaning around and rummaging through, it was more than we needed. And in this larger space, I’m feeling a bit claustrophobic. What sense does that make?
On a slightly different note, I continue to be amazed at all the useless stuff we were willing to drag around from year to year and state to state. Anyone need a 19 year old Ralph Lauren wool pantsuit? I hear shoulder pads are coming back. ~A