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5 reasons I love my home…

21st April 2018
This is a collaborative post.

My house isn’t tidy or pretty and there are days when I absolutely hate it… I hate how scruffy and old it looks.  On these days, I have to really remind myself that it doesn’t matter what it looks like because it’s our home.  Today is one of those days.  There are toys all over the floor, dirty fingerprints on the walls and dishes piled high in the sink.  As I remind myself, I’m going to share 5 reasons why I love my home with you.

Our home is safe

I don’t mean safe in the respect that it has doors we can lock to keep us safe.  When I say our home is safe I mean that we have no threat of homelessness.  It would take something completely devastating for us to lose our home.  We pay our rent on time, there’s no threat of the house being sold and if the worst happens employment wise, we would be eligible for help to pay our rent.

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Our home is affordable

In today’s climate, where living costs often come close to the wage brought into the home, it’s important to have a home that is affordable.  Ours is.  We know that we can cover the rent and utilities on our house every month, some months it may be a bit of a tight squeeze, but we know we can do it. 

Our home is warm and dry

We have a home that is warm and dry.  Many people live in substandard properties because the upkeep is so expensive.  Damp and mould were rife in my first house despite the double glazed windows.  We were frequently ill, and it wasn’t good.  I love my current home because it has none of those problems (although it does have spiders… lots of spiders).

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Our home has a garden

I grew up with a large garden to play in and I wanted the same for my children.  Our last house had a garden no bigger than a postage stamp and, although we only had two children then, it was impossible to do anything other than sit in the garden.  Our current home has a large front and back garden.  We have two slides, two swing sets and a trampoline; plus a load of little ride on toys and a sandpit.  We really are very lucky.

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Our home is where the heart is

This is perhaps the biggest reason I love my home.  We’ve all heard the saying “home is where the heart is”.  Well, considering I have 5 little pieces of my heart running around outside my body and they live in our home… then I must be home.  It’s a place for us all to be together.  For all of us to spend time, lounging on the sofa, eating our dinner together. 

Yes, I love my home.  The main reason is because my family are here. It may not be perfect but it’s the place we have made, and will continue to make, happy memories. 

So, tell me, why do you love your home?

6 Comments

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    Siobhan | The Baby Boat Diaries
    24th April 2018 at 8:42 am

    This is lovely and so true. We are very fortunate that we were able to buy our first house at the ages of 24 and 25 which I know a lot of people our age haven’t! We have an affordable mortgage, it’s not a huge house but it is our home xxx

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      Beth Davidson
      28th April 2018 at 12:47 pm

      I think home is where the heart is and it doesn’t matter what it looks like. Our home is too small for us really speaking, but I don’t want to move anymore.

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    Rachel
    22nd April 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Aww this is so lovely to do – shows you really appreciate what you have! I rent a flat which I like but I wouldn’t go as far as love. Although I know Im lucky to have it. I would really like a garden like you have – especially in the recent weather!

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      Beth Davidson
      28th April 2018 at 12:55 pm

      I think gardens are an important aspect of a home, if it’s what you want. My parents house has a wonderful garden and we made many happy memories there growing up. I wanted the same for my children.

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    Emma
    21st April 2018 at 1:58 pm

    This is such a lovely post. I agree that home is where the heart is and it doesn’t matter about how big or small, how messy or tidy it is. What matters is that it is where family and love is.

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    Jenny
    21st April 2018 at 11:21 am

    I love my home…most days! I like the security it provides for a stable place to live. I love that it has a large backyard for my kids to run around and go wild in. I agree that home is where your heart is – not sure if we are in our forever home – who knows what the future holds. (What I don’t love is that now the weather is getting cooler a little furry friend has infiltrated our lovely home…traps are set! LOL)

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