If you have a musical instrument, don’t pack it away --- it ought to be out!

If you don’t play it, it still should be there to see, like hanging on the wall or such.  What an addition to your house’s décor!

But if you do play it, please don’t just store it somewhere; if you do that, you may well not ever play it, and it needs to be making music!  Surely your house isn’t so crowded or minimalistically decorated that there isn’t a space for it.

And if it’s out where you live, there’s a much higher possibility that you will stop for at least a few seconds and make some real sounds.  Even just those few seconds now and then are worth enough for you to make sure you have the instrument out in your living space.

And if you need to be practicing for something, even more so.