Home Improvement 101: Personal Story

Saturday, January 14, 2012 Stef dela Cruz 2 Comments

So, here’s the deal. I’ve been trying to clean my room, segregate my unused stuff and the stuff I use everyday, and make my small home a lot more spacious. Ever since I moved here less than a year ago, my stuff is still in boxes! Sigh.

Hi, I’m Stef, and I’m not a clean freak. (Everyone: Hi, Stef!)

Here’s a picture of the boxes that, up to now, I haven’t emptied into my cabinets yet:

boxes

Wahaha! Talk about procrastination! But that hasn’t discouraged me from at least, um, trying to make my house more livable. For instance, I finally purchased a LED TV, I bought a new bed (so I know have two beds in my room, gah), and I want to install an entertainment system so that I can watch movies like I’m in a posh cinema. Hehehe.

I was thinking of installing wall speakers, but then I can’t just poke holes into the wall because I’m just renting this condo unit. I already bought a cabinet of sorts for my old DVD player and my new TV, but I still don’t have an audio system to boot, for many reasons:

  1. Speakers are sooooo expensive.
  2. It takes a pro to set them up so that you get what you paid for.

Sigh. But perhaps if I can find a way to install an entertainment system that doesn’t cost too much or take up too much space, then I’d love to learn how! I’m a music and movie kind of girl, and I’d love to be a couch potato for an entire week, watching my favorite movies in a comfy sofa – which is why good speakers are on my shopping list.

Home improvement – what a really difficult hobby to take up. Speaking of which, I need a new DVD player (one that doesn’t stop in the middle of a movie like mine does), a laundry hamper, a microwave oven… and the list goes on…

And maybe I should include “motivation to clean” in my shopping list. I hope they sell that in Quiapo or Divisoria. Crying face How about you, how do you plan on improving your home?

Stef dela CruzAbout the blogger
Stef dela Cruz is a doctor and writer. She received the 2013 Award for Health Media from the Department of Health. She maintains a health column in Health.Care Magazine and contributes to The Manila Bulletin. Add her to your circles.

2 comments:

  1. Altec Lansing speakers are looooooove! They're plug and play so it's so easy to install! :D

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  2. I love them, too! I remember that I purchased Altec Lansing before, then I have no idea where they are now. *scratches head*

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