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Old 03-23-2016, 08:58 AM   #21
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How old are the kids? I think waterfront would make me too nervous. I like setting my kids free outside. I'd have to be out there every minute with water.


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Old 03-23-2016, 12:15 PM   #22
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I would do it! Our last house was 2000 square feet and we didn't even use 1/2 the space with 3 kids. The utilities were much higher as well. When we moved I KNEW I wanted a smaller house, more rooms, but SMALL. Even in this house we only use 1300 square feet with soon to be 8 of us. It's a little over 1700 square feet, using space wisely we have 6 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. One bathroom is not finished & 2 bedrooms are not being used. That'll probably change this summer though, we'll probably use one room to move the 2 little girls into & the last room may turn into our homeschool room.

It works for us, because I try to keep stuff moving OUT rather than IN. The upstairs is mostly empty. If I tell the kids to pick up, it's a breeze. Because everything fits into one toy bin for 3 girls & my son has 1 bin in his room. It's a little different for my teen though, she's into crafting & has accessories, but even she makes sure her space is used wisely & purges.

I would LOVE to live on a lake! Plus the lower costs of living in a smaller home.

My kids practically live outside in the summer & play outside often in the winter anyways. But, it's not for everyone.

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Old 03-23-2016, 12:43 PM   #23
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He would have work before we left. There are a few good options where we are looking. The girls are 18 months and 6. The 6 year old doesn't play outside by herself now anyway and we have an acre. With the walk out basement, it looked like I could fence in a section for play and patio which would be my plan for water safety if the girls were to go outside on their own.
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:31 PM   #24
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I would do it... and yes, my grandma is pathway through the living room hoarder! I find it hard to toss and clean often but just... get rid of it all and get some lakeview property. I know, easier said than done when its not me doing it!
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