Welcome to the Making Your Home Sing Monday linky party! Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one).
My point with each Monday post is, what are YOU doing or going to do today to make your home sing? It can be an attitude or an action. So have fun, do some blog hopping, and link up! Thanks!
Note: We had 91 linkups last week! You guys are awesome! Don't forget to visit one another and try to leave a comment on at least one blog to encourage someone today! :)
Sometimes we are wise stewards of our money but not so wise when it comes to our possessions!
Sometimes we don't take good care of the things that we have, and yet we have a desire to acquire more things.
I think sometimes we need to evaluate the worth of our stuff. We have to evaluate whether it's worth the trouble to store it, either in a storage unit or in our homes.
If we're storing it in a storage unit, is the value of the stuff we're storing worth the money we're paying to store it? Are we paying over $100 a month to store a bunch of old clothes, old magazines, old yearbooks and broken lawn chairs?
If it's something we really like - then why aren't we putting it out where we can see it and appreciate it? Why are we storing it away?
We should put it out where we can enjoy it.
If it's broken, we should also ask ourselves whether it is worth it to repair an item and put money into it to fix it, or give up prime "real estate" space to store it even though it's broken and we can't use it.
If it's not worth it - why are we keeping it?
If it's not worth it, why are we spending all that time dusting it, cleaning it, maintaining it and caring for it?
If it IS worth it, are we enjoying it? Are we taking good care of it?
Why do I consider talking about a home cluttered with STUFF a frugal post?
Because sometimes we buy more of the same things because we can't find the ones that we have.
Because sometimes we buy another item because the one that we have is broken - yet we don't throw the broken one away.
Because sometimes we buy a bigger house that we really don't need and can't afford, so we can have more room to buy more stuff.
Because sometimes what we have is good enough, yet we want to buy the latest, best, brightest, newest.
Not because we need it but because we want it.
Not because we can afford it but because we feel like we can't afford NOT to buy it, because it's there.
Because we can.
Sometimes we aren't good stewards of our money because the desire to own is greater than the desire to save.
But sometimes we ROCK that stewardship thing when we carefully and prayerfully weigh our options before buying something, especially if it's a major purchase. Let's remember that we own our stuff, our stuff doesn't own us and make our homes sing this week!
What are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing? Please go here for instructions and/or ideas and come back here to link up to join us today! Please do not put your own "Making Your Home Sing Monday" Linky on your blog.
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