In thinking about November today one word comes to mind – gratitude, being grateful for the things we have and the family and friends around us. Since gratitude challenges are very common and you can find them anywhere, I decided to add a twist to this challenge.
You are probably asking, “Why should I do this?” Well, the answer is, because you need to know what you truly, above all else, love in your home. By determining what you love, you can then find what you don’t care too much about. It is not all about needing the item. It is quite emotional. People buy things for several reasons, here are a list of reasons:
Because they need it, of course that is obvious.
Because it represents a goal they have achieved.
Because it represents a past experience.
Because it represents a future wish.
Because it represents an ideal situation.
Because it represents an emotionally challenged situation that you had overcome.
Do you see the pattern, emotions are behind a lot of what we purchase in our homes. The challenge is figuring out why you bought certain items and really look at the reason and figure out does it really need to be in front of me.
What are your favorite stuff in your home? The goal is to pick 1 item in each room each day that you truly love and ask yourself this question: Why do I care so much about this item? Ponder that thought for a day and post your findings at the end of the day.
When you write your post, be sure to take a picture of the item and write why it is important to you. Then, share on your Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag: #favoritestuff
Day 1. My master bedroom
Day 2. My master bedroom Closet
Day 3. My guest bedroom
Day 4. My guest bedroom closet
Day 5. My spare bedroom
Day 6. My spare bedroom closet
Day 7. My bathroom
Day 8. My kid’s room
Day 9. My kid’s playroom
Day 10. My kid’s closet
Day 11. My family room
Day 12. My living room
Day 13. My dining room
Day 14. My serving platters
Day 15. My kitchen
Day 16. My kitchen entertaining items
Day 17. My foyer/hallway
Day 18. My basement closet
Day 19. My garage
Day 20. My attic
Day 21. My shed
Day 22. My powder room
Day 23. My bedroom night stand
Day 24. My Home Office
Day 25. My Long Term storage area
Day 26. The front of my home
Below is an image you can share. I included all the above areas on it, as well as, a place for you to write what object you love and why.
As you work your way through these areas, try to figure out what draws you to these items. Really think about it. By determining what comes up when you look at something, you can show many things and may help you change your patterns when buying stuff.
Please share this and leave a comment below about how it is going.