What is a one car family? How do they deal with it? Why do they only have one car? These are just some of the questions we are asked about being a one car family. Today I want to share the answers with you and how we feel about it. Sharing the ups and downs of being a one car family. We are dreaming of the day we have two cars!
One car families either choose to be a one car family for the frugal part or they just cannot afford it. We are the "cannot afford it ones" which makes me wonder why a couple would choose to only have one car.
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Their are pro's and con's to being a one car family. A few of the pro's are only having one car payment and cheaper insurance. As well as less maintenance cost. However, I struggle with saying less maintenance because our one car gets used much more than if we would have two cars. Also, it makes you frugal. For example, making sure we go to town and do everything we need at one time, instead of running back and forth.
The cons are too many to name! Our miles and wear and tear add up so quickly. Meaning you have to cut down on running around. I have to cut down on my kids activities. This honestly is the most difficult and frustrating thing for us. We have four active kids, it hurts my heart sometimes to say no you can't. You also get so tired of asking someone to help get them home from activities. It's embarrassing to tell you the truth. I will continue dreaming of the day we have two cars!
So the next time someone tells you they have one car. If you don't mind, offer your help. Seriously because I'm hear to tell you those families hate to have to ask all the time.
Do you have any questions or words of encouragement for those who have only one car? Go!
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