4 Ways to Fall in Love With Your Home Again
Your home should be a place of relaxation; somewhere you can let your hair down and really be yourself. If you can’t enjoy your own home, then you really won’t be able to be happy anywhere. When you walk in your front door, you breath a sigh of relief that you are home. If you cannot do that, you may need to make some changes. Here are some of the things that should contribute to your desire to be home.
It’s so easy to accumulate so much stuff over time, we forget how much we really have. Take a look in the back of closets and behind closed doors; this is probably why you don’t like your home. Even though you can’t see all of the clutter and stuff stashed in every cabinet and corner, your subconscious knows it’s there. It may be a case of just getting every out and getting rid of a bunch of stuff and re organizing the place and then you’ll love your home again. There’s just something about knowing where every pin and pen are and letting every single thing have a place that makes a difference to your home. It’s hard to fall in love with it when there are random things shoved everywhere just to make it appear to be clean.
After you go through everything and get rid of a bunch of stuff, if you still aren’t into your home, it may have to do with your level of every day cleanliness. If you are not really a tidy person, no one actually likes to sit among dust and dirt. Figure out a cleaning schedule so that you don’t get overwhelmed with the daily chores and get to work tidying up the house. It’s amazing what an empty sink and clean windows can do for your state of mind. It’s actually a proven fact that if your house is a mess, then you won’t be able to think properly or problem solve in other areas of your life. Once your house is all clean you may find that you are more productive and successful in other areas of your life as well.
If the last time you had interior designers look around your place was decades ago when you bought the place, it might be time for an upgrade. Granted, you don’t have to hire another interior decorator but you should get some designs together yourself and see if you can spruce the place up a little bit. Designs can be anything from the layout of the furniture to what hands on your walls or the color of paint on your walls. Take some time and figure out what your likes and dislikes are. You have probably changed your opinion in the past few years and it’s a good idea for decide what your taste is now before starting in on the process.
If you live in a relatively small home, the amount of things that you own could be frustrating you. If you have de cluttered as much as you can, cleaned the place up and put your new designs to work and still find something amiss, try switching out your furniture. You can sell your old things on local websites like Craig’s List and Offer Up or hold a yard sale. Use that money to see if you can find something else. It may be that the sectional you’ve had for years is just to big for your current apartment. Maybe if you separated them into a love seat and a couch, you might be happier with the way it fits. Or perhaps the six seater dining table is unnecessary now that the kids have moved out. Trade it in for a four seater counter height table or even a breakfast nook. If you have a breakfast bar, you could forego the table all together and invest in some nice bar stools and eat there.
These four tips should help you discover the thing that you once loved about your home. There was a reason you moved in, after all, wasn’t there? Find that reason again with the above ideas.