Have you ever considered how much your stuff is costing you? Not only does this include monetary cost, but psychological cost as well. If you’re currently in a predicament with your stuff or someone else’s, let us present to you “The Cost of Keeping Your Stuff” to reconsider its value.
My husband and I became first-time homeowners of a slightly dilapidated 1,200 square foot bungalow in 2007. At the time, I was newly pregnant with our first child. Although this house was a major step up in space from our 700 square foot rental in Boston, we acquired a bathroom that was top to bottom mint green – toilet and all! With some elbow grease and paint brushes we cleaned every inch, painted walls and cheerfully called our little house home for two years.
(This photo is for real! For more hilarious real estate photos, check out terriblerealestateagentphotos.com.) Imagine yourself doing a search for a new home, you plug in the town and a price tag and ta da! The internet provides you with a list of homes with all of your criteria. A few clicks later you’re staring at a kitchen that has an honest to goodness wishing well over the stove. Seriously!
Despite the fact there is a blizzard going on outside as I write this, thinking about summer puts a smile on my face. When I was a kid, I used to long for the school-free and care-free days of summer. Now as a parent, imagining the kiddos out of school for three months can be stressful. Don’t fret, doing some summer planning now can make for a summer both parents and kids can look forward to.