I did a major overhaul of our front yard's landscaping
|Front Yard Update|
I painted the bedroom
|Painting the bedroom|
And planted a garden in the back yard
I even re-caulked the bathtub
|Caulking the Tub|
These things were worth doing to me. I knew I was staying at least another year, and certain things had been bugging me about our house for long enough that I knew I needed to do something about it in order to feel comfortable for another year.
Now that we are planning on leaving here in a few months, I haven't been doing as much to the place itself. At this time, it's no longer worth it to me to do these kinds of things. While I still do improvements to our surroundings, by making sure our place is clean, and decorating it for the holidays & taking care of our place, I haven't been doing any improvements to the actual house.
Sometimes, when living in a rental, there are things you'd like to change. You need to determine for yourself if the things you'd like to do are worth the money to you for the amount of time you're going to be in the home. A year ago, these things were worth it for me, now, they are not. Now, I look forward to our new rental home, and possibly even making improvements there :)
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