Once upon a time, you probably loved your home.
At the end of each day, coming home was probably a joy.
Waking up in the morning, you might have jumped out of bed and walked around your house, enjoying seeing certain pieces of furnture and items.
With feelings of comfort, safety, and quite simply love for your home, you may even of resented being anywhere else.
Times changes, of course. And with many people in the world, that love for your home might have faltered. Where once you felt passion, you might now feel stress and overwhelmed. Where once you felt joy, you might now feel frustrated.
I am assuming all of this of course but I have been there on a number of occassions. For all I know, you may be relaxing in your home right now and feeling nothing but positivity about your own surroundings.
But if you are feeling negative about your home, and would rather be anywhere else, then here are some suggestions to help you reclaim the love for your home. After all, these tips are a lot easier to follow than going through the process of selling a house, unless you have a real yearning to move to a different location then where you live now.
#1: Get rid of the things that grate on your nerves
What ‘things’ grate on your nerves?
Are there ornaments and knick-knacks that you display in fear of upsetting the people who gifted them to you? Are there pieces of furniture that are no longer suit your tastes? Or are there items in your home that look a little tatty and unloved?
Whatever they are, if they cause you unhappy vibes whenever you lay your eyes on them, you should be free of them. Try donating these items to others who may want to give them a new home, replace your old furniture by refreshing them with new coverings and throw pillows and fix, recycle, or upcycle your household items to give them a new lease of life.
By repurposing or getting rid of anything that offends your eyes, you will be riding your home of any toxic items that are better off out of your house.
#2: Make more of an effort to maintain your home
Must of us don’t have a maid to clean up after us each day. You can’t pull a Fantasia and watch your household mess and clutter disappear, and those household repairs are never going to fix themselves.
With this in mine, it’s best to make an effort to keep your house clean and tidy. Use my linked tips to make light work of all of your chores, and encourage the people who share your home to help you with the housework. By being proactive, you will have a cleaner house for longer that won’t fall into a messy disarray. And sort out your household clutter too. If your space is cramped because you simply have too many items, do something about them. Use these decluttering tips to help you solve the problem.
Also consider any household repairs that need doing. There will be some things you won’t be able to handle yourself, of course, so reasearch for professionals that can help. Whether it’s a leaky roof, problems with your bathroom plumbing, or light switches that refuse to work, getting these little problems sorted will help massively! For the safety of you and your home, get qualified help.
There are a few things that you can do around the house. Try applying a little oil to those squeaky doors that cause you inward agony every time you open THAT door. You can also nail in those creaky floorboard and you can probably get rid of carpet stains, countertop scuffs, and other minor issues with the help of a YouTube search.
So, whatever the problem, reclaim your love for your home by getting on top of the necessary fixes.
#3: Have more fun in your home
Why not create a social hub, where you can entertain your friends and family? Transform a spare room into a place for movie watching, playing games, or indoor dining. Or use those rooms in your home that are already set up for some of these purposes. And if you do have a spare room, why not turn it into a place for some fun of your own. A library? A craft room? A beauty room? A home gym? Think about the activities that will make you happy, and then create a space in your home, to help you enjoy your home more.
Also buy those things that will maximise the fun factor for you. It could be a new games console if gaming is your thing, or you might buy an Alexa device if you love nothing more than dancing the days and nights away. And talking of the Alexa, what about other smart devices? There are all kinds of smart gadgets available that will up the fun factor for you and reduce those moments where you are likely to feel frustrated.
#4: Refresh your home
And finally, give your home a makeover. I have alluded to how to do this already within some of my other points, but there is always more you can do. You might paint the walls in your home, for example, using the colours that will evoke a positive mood in you. You might rip down the wallpaper that is no longer within your tastes, and replace it with wallpaper designs that will better stimulate your senses. And how about some works of art? Or vases of colourful and sweet-scented flowers? Or new carpets, rugs, and other types of floor coverings?
Work out your budget, and then spend as appropriate to give you a home that you enjoy spending time in.
Don’t delay if your home is getting you down. Carry out these tips to help you reclaim your love for your home, as you will soon feel better if you do.
Let me know your thoughts!
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