Our living area shrunk from 1,100 to 1,000 square feet

A few days ago, I shared that we were going to downsize our home to save some money this winter. Today we switched bedrooms with my son and moved my office into our bedroom. My old office now has a few things I plan on selling on eBay as well as some exercise equipment which will be moved somewhere else shortly. None of that needs heat, so the door is now closed off from the rest of the house. We’ve successfully trimmed our home down to around 1,000 square feet of living area.

My son was against the move at first. He had the biggest bedroom, after all. Before long, he was super excited about it because we told him he could have his bunk beds (the bed he was using was just the top bunk – we tried the bunk beds earlier, but he was a little too young and scared of them at the time). That’s all we had to say. Tucking him in tonight in the bottom bunk which he made into a fort, he gave me a huge hug and said that he loves his new room. That made my day.

Mom and Dad’s new room is pretty cool too. Everything fit beautifully and it doesn’t seem crowded at all. Part of me wonders why we didn’t do this last year!

I’m very excited because I know doing this move will save on our heating costs. Like I did with showing how we saved money on electricity, I’ll have to graph out our gas usage to see how we do.

We’re not done yet, though!

I’m currently working on a huge list of everything did or are doing to save some money on heating costs this winter, so stay tuned!…