Have you had a chance to peep into a rented room? I haven’t, until late last year, when my friend shared a story and told me how it has changed her perspective.
Here’s the story:
There was a man who lived in a rented apartment. He invited some friends over one day and they were very surprised that the man, who was not well off to begin with, had taken the effort to clean up the very messy and dirty apartment and even, spruced it up a little. Naturally, they asked him why, since the apartment is not his and he will only be staying there temporarily. The man said “房子是租来的，但生活不是” (“The apartment is rented but my life isn’t).
It inspired my friend deeply, and now her rented room looks like this:
And this is what her room looked like before.
I asked, and this is how she feels after cleaning up and furnishing her room properly:
Having a whole family live out of a room like we have been hasn’t been easy. I think it comes naturally to some of us to think about saving on furnishing since the stay will only be temporarily but now I’m a convert!
If you were living in a rented place, would you do this as well?
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