…but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take pride in it.
Last month I admitted to having house envy. It was not one of my finest moments and I was a little embarrassed to admit to it, but it was a very real, honest emotion.
After writing, I kept thinking about our home and all of the wonderful things that I do love about it. My husband and I are proud of our home and all of the improvements we have made to it, many of which we took on ourselves…well maybe a little help from my dad too. We have also paid CASH for every single one of our home-improvements. I am not just talking about re-painting either. In the nine years since we bought our house, we have gutted and installed a brand new kitchen, renovated our full bath, replaced a 35 year old sun room, added a 500 square foot patio, and replaced a dilapidated shed.
After a lot of thought, I realized my problem with house envy wasn’t my home; the problem was me, all of my stuff and the cluttered, piled up spots around our home. We don’t have the space for a mud room, a play room or a second full bathroom, but we have an over-stuffed garage, a piled high basement and a cluttered bathroom. These tough spots might just need to be re-purposed. They just aren’t working out in their current capacity. We need to re-think how we use a particular space.
That brings me to a new series: Tackle That Tough Spot.
That picture is scary, isn’t it?? That is a closet in our basement. Not a very good use of space.
I have identified several ‘tough spots’ in our home that need tackled. Starting next Thursday, January 14th, I will tackle our first tough spot: our garage/mud room/pantry disaster area. I will post before and after pictures of the area and the solutions that we came up with.
We might not live in a 3000+ square foot home and all of the amenities that come with that size, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take pride in our home and all that we have accomplished.
A home can be the biggest expense a family has and we are very blessed to have the home that we do.
Join me next Thursday, January 14th, when I tackle our garage/mud room/pantry disaster and see what transpires.
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This post is linked to:
- Finer Things Friday at Amy’s Finer Things