Life can be a bit of a battle trying to keep top of everything these days. Most of us are juggling busy lives, full-time jobs, the children, trying to maintain some semblance of a social life, and keeping ourselves fit and healthy too. Under the strain, some things can, unfortunately, fall to the wayside. For many of us, it’s our home. Remember when you first moved in — all those dreams and aspirations. The house was our project, and you got it up to scratch, but ever since life has got in the way. Well, putting in a bit of effort to the home can, not only make it look better, but it can also do wonders for your mental and physical health. We have come up with a few ideas to help you give your home a little facelift.
Is your home filled with lots of old useless things? It is about time you went around with a bin bag. Get inside all those drawers and throw away all the old rubbish that has been piling up over the past few years. Don’t just stop there. Anywhere you keep old stuff, go through it. All those old kids toys can be given away or sold off, do with what you will. Freeing up space in your home will make it feel less oppressive. You should not go home and feel overwhelmed by things, where you know, somewhere in the back of your mind something, at some stage has to be done about it. That niggling feeling does not go away. Face it head-on and start now. Decluttering is in essence a form of Zen meditation, and once you have gone through the process, you will feel less stressed, and so much better.
Are there any broken light fixtures, or a boiler that needs mending? If you are surrounded by a bunch of broken things, it has a negative effect on your energy, whether you are aware of it or not. First off get rid of any old appliances and gadgets that you know have had their day. But invest in the ones you do want. It may be an idea to have new appliances installed. Also if you do have any issues with anything to do with your home system call an emergency plumbing service and get it looked at. It could be dangerous.
Have a look at the furniture, could you rearrange it to allow in more natural light and make the home easier to clean. Natural light is a mood enhancer and is better for children as they grow. If you have any large wardrobes near windows, for example, try and find a better location for them.
Plants are a great addition. They are pretty, and they can teach the children about nature, this may be especially important if you are in a flat. Also, they detoxify the air in the home, so it is healthier to have plants. The suck in CO2, and expel fresh oxygen for you all to breathe.