I’m the sort of person who takes a while to warm up to a space. I want to make it my own, but I’m held back by the constraints of being poor and strapped for cash all the time. I don’t want to spend my spare money on decorating or shopping for home decor when it might mean the difference between paying my bills or not. As such, as a brand new homeowner who desperately wants to settle into her new place, I’m always on the lookout for cheap ways to decorate my home. Frankly, it’s exhausting. I’m always applying brain energy to creative means of decorating, and physical energy to carrying out the ambitious tasks. The work is hard and strenuous, and I”m constantly overheated. I thought there would be no problem with the indoor comfort levels since I’m just working within the constraints of the central heating and cooling equipment, but in reality I’m always sweaty and gasping for fresh air. I have the air conditioning set at a conservative 72 degrees normally, but as soon as I start painting the walls or reorganizing the closets, I’m suddenly cranking up the air conditioning to an insane level. Abusing the air conditioning unit feels dirty, but it’s the only way I seem to be able to stay comfortable and focused. At least my home is starting to look fine, and I’m feeling settled with the Now the only issue I have to worry about is the coming mail delivery; I may be saving on expensive designer home decor, but the energy bill is going to be through the roof this month.