Property porn

Property shows make the most of our desire to nose around other people’s homes. But they also feed into this idea that bigger is better. It’s very rarely that you hear someone say ‘I think this house is a bit big for us’. I don’t think a feeling of space can replace a feeling of freedom. I think that taking on bigger homes and more debt can be hugely damaging and is certainly not the sure-fire road to success we think it is. 

I’ve bought into this idea for years – I moved from a one bed flat to a two bed house and then up to a three bed house. And it’s too much. Too much to clean. Too much space to fill with stuff. Too much to pay for. I spend so much time trying to make enough money to support a lifestyle I am not enjoying. I wonder how many people feel this way. I wonder how many people really feel like they can change things. 

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