One of the things I’m going to suggest in my new book, “Minimalist Grandma” is for you to walk through your house with a pad of paper and pen. Stop in each room and dream about what you want in each room. Write down all the things you want to change, update, buy or get rid of to make each room the room of your dreams.
Then for each thing you write down, write down what you’d have to buy to make your dreams come true.
That list will naturally prioritize what you can do based on what you can afford and what you need to save for. It will also give you an idea of how much work it will take and whether you really want to tackle it.
Getting frustrated with your house because it’s too small or it’s not arranged how you wish it was is common. However, going into debt and buying a bigger home is really not the minimalist way. I highly suggest that people try to trim down the number of possessions they own to fit the house they live in. That will go a long way in helping you become content with your home.
I also suggest using the rooms for what they were intended for instead of trying to create multipurpose spaces. Trying to have an office in your bedroom or a craft room in your kitchen often only makes life complicated and confusing. It also makes the rooms look cluttered.
So, get out your pad of paper and pen and walk through your house. Start to dream. Then get real about making a list of what it would take to make the house of your dreams inside the house you live in!