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10 Things I Learned From Downsizing Our Life


I posted about Small House Living earlier this week and introduced you to Lori and her family of six who are currently living in an RV. The comments on that post were quite lively and there were lots of pros and cons shared for both living in a small house and having a larger house.

Lori posted a follow-up post yesterday called 10 Things I Have Learned By Downsizing Our Life. I think you’ll find it very interesting and insightful — at least I know that I did. Head over here to read it.

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  • What an awesome article! I would say that I have thought about owning an RV for some time; my mother-in-law moved to Montana to assume a chair/professorship position and I would love to see the national parks in her area. My only hesitation, fires. Just in the past month, six families in the next county over from my home lost their RV homes due to faulty propane tanks and lines; the families were traveling for work helping to build the counties new electric plant. I love the freedom this lifestyle would allot, but like with mobile homes, this situation, as isolated as it may be, would be a factor for me.

    • Mary says:

      Think about all the regular homes that are no longer standing. A RV must be taken care of and just not lived in and let go. We are full timers and when we are going to travel we have a list of things to check and recheck. Propane tanks need to be checked periodically. But RV life isn’t for everyone. With us we live on a fixed income and if we was in a brick and mortar home we would not have a life we would only be existing. We have a monthly amount designated for either travel or monthly park rent. What is nice we only have two small yearly expenses and that is License and insurance for our RV. And at 75 years old I like the idea that I only spend less than 30 minutes cleaning my home per day. A lot of people buy their RV and get in and just drive and take care of nothing till it falls apart. That’s my 2 cents. Good Luck Lori and all others RVers.

  • Amanda says:

    I think it’s cool you posted this. While my family doesn’t live in an RV, we do live in a much older doublewide. I have been blogging this week about how our family survives on only $500 a week. I hope you and many others will stop by and read the article:

    God Bless and keep up the frugal articles!!! Love your blog just as many others do! 🙂

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