Tiny House Confessions

1. We still lose things all the time. In fact, I think it might be more frustrating to lose things (keys, library books, shoes, phone) in a tiny home than in a 'big' house.

2. It's messy all the time. It's true, but it's a different kind of messy. In our old house, it would take us a lot longer to make a big mess, but also took longer to clean up. Our tiny home feels messy as soon as a few items are out, but it only takes minutes to clean. I do find I'm less motivated to clean the house during the day, because I know I can get it almost all clean in the time it takes Austin to get from the car to the house.

3. We still have too much stuff. Last week, we donated two black garbage bags full. I have no idea where it came from. Was it stuff we accumulated since moving in or stuff we moved in with but no longer need? I honestly don't know.

4. We're bad at this. Every time I get groceries, I WAY overestimate how much space we have. I get home with a Costco sized shopping trip and spend the next three days trying to put stuff away and eating as much as we can to make room.

5. We get sick of tiny living some times. Yes, there are times that we wish we had more space or that I long for a door to close between myself and my kids (or husband). 

6. It's easy to grow discontent. Visiting friends, browsing Pinterest or watching home improvement shows can easily end in frustration about our small space. Don't get me wrong, I love it and I don't want to move, but imagining a kitchen with an island, a full sized fridge, a bathtub, office space, etc. Well, you get the idea. We love our home, but we're human and we daydream.

7. We force our kids to play outside. They love playing outside, they just don't always remember that they do. Good thing they have loving parents who are there to remind them. 

8. We miss our friends! We have always enjoyed hosting friends and used to have friends over for dinner once a week. This summer, we had friends over a few times, but that's gotten more difficult now that the weather is bad.

9. We are not minimalists. We have so much stuff that we don't need (see #3). Part of me would love to be a minimalist, but I'm just not. 

10. We think we're crazy sometimes. When the kids are fighting, the house is a mess, we're trouble shooting issues with the bus, trying to catch up on homework and studying, running a business and working - yes. We think we might be nuts.