A few weeks into a rainy 2010, we have had some time to reflect about how we have changed our own home habits as of last year. We've been more thoughtful about reusing and recycling items, finding new life in old (or as we say vintage) goods. We read an interesting article that highlights many points about embracing change and wanted to share it with you.
It seems most people are spending differently now and many of these points in the US News & World Report article can resonate with you. Check out a few that relate to the home:
1) As we mentioned earlier in the post, many people are more resourceful, choosing to use what they already have instead of buying brand new. This is like another one of the points - closet shopping, or taking a look at what you already own.
2) Smaller is bigger and people are choosing to downsize or stay put in their smaller spaces and finding ways to make their homes feel and look bigger.
3) Renting is still top of the list so take time to consider your rental contract and all the rights you have as a renter.
4) Many people have decluttered their space, getting rid of excess things that were never used in their homes in hopes to a lighter feeling.
How have you changed your own spending habits?
Check out the full article by US News & World Report featured on Yahoo Finance right here.
(Image from Small Cool 2009's Miles of Style)