I don't feel at home in our apartment. I don't know if it's because I haven't invested in our home with things I'd like to see - more organization pieces to reduce clutter, matching furniture in good condition, actual decoration and framed photographs, etc. or if I'm just not happy here, and might be happy elsewhere.
We live in a very nice neighborhood, with the best schools, and I like the area in general. My two major issues with the complex is the fact that their playground sucks (which really disappoints me), and we get mold on our window sills because we're on the ground floor, and actually half IN the ground.
Knowing those things, if you were me, would you move to a different apartment (which is more expensive) and try to start over, rent a HOUSE, which would be outside of the nice neighborhood that you like, try to buy a house in a lesser school district, or stay where you were for another year and make improvements?
Answer by scout_mom at 3:36 PM on Nov. 7, 2010
It sounds like yo have a lot of disappointments living where you are, and if you continue to feed that kind of thinking then you'll never feel at home. No matter where you live, a house can only be a home if YOU make it one. Try lighting patchouli or jasmine incense to lift the moods in the apt. Crystals also help to bring peace of mind. Maybe paint the rooms different colors to give it a personal feel. Whatever you do, think positive, and you'll get a positive outcome. Good luck.
Answer by sugahmamma at 3:43 PM on Nov. 7, 2010
Answer by aliceinalgonac at 4:08 PM on Nov. 7, 2010
Answer by silverelf at 4:09 PM on Nov. 7, 2010
Okay...invest in a dehumidifier....that will help the mold. Now, take your digital camera out and take some photos of your favorite architectural elements around town. Then, if you have a good printer - print them out in black and white on photo paper (8.5X11) (5x7) (4X6) - then frame them in black frames. Use 3M command strips to hang the frames in groups of 3 or 5. Do the same with photos of your children. A crappy playground can be worked around.....find a great one in town and visit it. The link below takes you to the 3M command strip website where you can print off a good coupon.
Answer by twinsplus2more at 4:24 PM on Nov. 7, 2010
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Answer by gianna530 at 10:17 PM on Nov. 7, 2010
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