I like to be be clutter free....it seems to make daily life run more smoothly.
YET, I HATE to waste. Talk about conflict!
Which means sometimes I keep something I 'might' use or 'think I need. Sometimes I do...sometimes I don't. How you do your find balance in what to keep and what to get rid of?
THAT is HARD to know.....as the criteria is different for everyone.
For example, my husband just got rid of this bottle cap collection from 2005 (can you hear me cheering!!!??) from studying abroad. Rather than keeping all, he kept those he really liked &I helped him make them into frig magnets.
Remember those old projector stands from elementary school (you have to be at least 30 for this to make any sense!) I found one! Its now a fern stand. Why not right? Right. Or some old tire rims (they were are kewl white color)? They are know a pedestal in my kitchen.
I seem to gravitate to medal things--they are hard to break--to repurpose. Check out these creative ideas on how to repurpose (the piano bookshelf is so creative...not sure how I feel about the plastic spoon creation!)
Growing up with antiques taught me early one that repurposing is a way of life for me. And might be why have a headboard made out of a door now.....or why my mantel is a peice of wood from the burn pile....
Being able to reduce, reuse, repurpose, recycle is know TRENDY. I showed up to take a friend to the airport in my work clothes (yes, my jeans were from high school and patched), their reply was 'this is the new trend in NYC'. Who knew I was so fashion forward (tee-hee)
Seriously though, being able to repurpose items in your house that shows you know flare is something buyers will notice when looking at your home. Remember BALANCE though, too much of a good thing....fails to be good.
So why not join the trend of repurpsoing and help Mama Earth out as well?
Have a good weekend and maybe see you at my garage sale seeking to reuse or repurpose!
There are both expensive updates (like siding, roofing, and windows) and there are cheaper DIY projects you can do (taking care of your lawn, landscaping, front door, planters, lighting, windchimes). You have to decide what works for you and your budget.
"If all your remodeling is on the inside
Hi, I am Summer, real estate agent in NE Iowa. This blog is about life, of which Real Estate is a part of. Happy reading!