Well, it’s officially been a month since I moved into my new house, and I have to say I’m loving it. We’ve started getting a lot of furniture set up — Kevin actually got the TV stand and my printer stand set up recently, and he’s been working very hard on getting the garage organized. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, but I’m loving being a home owner. Here’s why:
There’s less noise.
I’d always hear other people’s dogs or the grounds maintenance people outside doing stuff at the apartment complex we lived at in Cary. I don’t hear that at this house, except on the weekends when Kevin works outside.
The house is more comfortable.
At our apartment in Cary, I had to wear a light jacket in my office when I worked, because it got real cold back there. And at night, I had a hard time sleeping because it got too hot. I don’t have to do that here. Right now our inside temperature is a comfortable 76.4 degrees according to our temperature sensor, and the outside temperature is about 97 degrees. It will be interesting to see how comfortable the temperature stays during the fall and winter months.
I’m sleeping better.
Because the house stays at a more comfortable temperature, I’m actually sleeping better. I may occasionally get hot at night and have to get a lighter blanket, but on the whole, I’m sleeping much better.
I’m starting to lose weight again.
I’m not sure why, but for the past two weeks I’ve actually lost a pound or a little more than a pound, and I haven’t changed my diet or what times I’m eating.
My hair is cleaner.
I don’t shampoo my hair often — maybe every other day. Even with that, my hair never really seemed to get very clean when we were living in Cary. Ever since we moved into this house though, my hair seems like it’s a lot cleaner. Not sure if it’s the water quality, the quality of the plumbing fixtures, or both.
I can get our laundry done faster.
One of the appliances Kevin and I bought when we moved in was a new washer and dryer that can handle larger loads than the ones we used at our apartment in Cary. This means we can actually get our clothes washed and dried in one cycle, instead of having to dry our clothes in multiple cycles to get them completely dry. In some cases, we can actually combine loads if I have just a few dark items to throw in with his.
These are the things I’ve found I like so far about being a homeowner. As the year progresses, I’m sure I’ll find other things I like about it. If you own your home and love being a homeowner, I’d love to hear your stories — please feel free to comment. And if you enjoyed this story, please click on the heart to recommend it.