Right, I’ve had a good read about the psychological impact of living in places that are too small, and worked it all out. As said elsewhere on this blog , there is a lower limit to the size of homes we should live in. But if all homes of that size are room enough, why are so many people desperate to live somewhere larger than … Continue reading The 4 most important things that define if your home is big enough
You may have noticed that large rooms with high ceilings didn’t feature on the list of things that psychologically affect us in relation to overcrowding. That’s not to say they don’t affect us emotionally, it’s just the effect is largely unknown. No researcher has ever thought “I’ll spend thousands of pounds of my research money trying to discover if a high-ceiling improves quality of life”. … Continue reading It’s all in your head
People ask me if we’ll find out the sex of the baby or what I’m hoping for, a boy or a girl? My stock answer is, I don’t mind, but it would be easier if it was a boy. He could wear our son’s hand-me-downs and, also, we only have 2 bedrooms. What will you do if it’s a girl? They can share until our eldest is … Continue reading A boy or a girl
There are limits to how small a place you can live in. It would be irresponsible of our blog to say – “yeah, free your mind, sell your home, move somewhere too small” (like the tiny house movement does, *ahem*). Imagine the guilt if we encouraged a family of ten to move into a converted wheelie-bin, and they caught resistant-TB and died. None of us … Continue reading What is room enough?
1. You can make yourself heard wherever you are: “Oi, darling! Make me a cuppa!” “Where’s our remote control/biscuit tin/son?” 2. You can be heard when you don’t want to be. “Who were you on the phone to?” “Not my bookmaker and lover.” 3. If you work unsocial hours and need sleep, being within a couple of rooms of a toddler is like sleeping next … Continue reading 18 Things you know when you live in a small home