Many of us have busy lives and find it difficult to put a lot of time and effort into our homes. You come home from work, you’ve got the kids to feed, plus you need to try and keep up a semblance of a social life, which is not easy, what with everything else. The home falls to the wayside and keeps dropping down the order of priority on your mental to-do list. But you do not have to make drastic changes to make a big difference. And, the more often you put a bit of effort into the house, the easier it will be to maintain. We have created a list of tips to help you.
Less is more
Take ten minutes here and there and go through drawers and cupboards with a box and start getting rid of all the useless things you look after. Old clothes, broken appliances and gadgets, and all the other myriad of silly stuff we hang on to just in case. Decluttering will have a positive effect on your mental health, and will give you more space for the things you want and need. Whenever you see something you do not need, and the thought crosses your mind, act on it, get rid of it. The minimalist, less is more philosophy, can do you a world of good.
A lick of paint
A fresh coat of paint here and there can do wonders for a room. It can brighten it up, reflect light better, give it a more refreshing smell. This is something that can be seen as an ongoing project, paint a wall at a time, if you are busy. Think about colors and what you want the home to say about you. Also, think about your outside space. Is the decking looking tired? Well, invest in some Cool Deck Paint to give it that new feel again.
A bit of green
Adding some pot plants is a great idea. It gives that home a splash of color, and it is something living, thriving in the house. Plants are a great addition to any home, not just because they look good, but they detoxify the rooms as well, by breathing in that carbon dioxide. They will make your home, and you healthier. Also, having plants has a physiological effect. They actually improve your mood and reduce stress levels. If you live alone, they could be a great accompaniment. All plants ask of you is a little bit of TLC every now and again, and you will feel so much better.
Keep surfaces free of clutter
When you use something, clean it, and put it away. If you can keep on top of the small things, it will make your life so much better. No task will see too daunting if you can see exactly what you are doing. If you need to clean the tabletop and have to get rid of fifty dirty cups too, it will seem like too much hard work. But, if you keep on top of the small things, the big things will simply fall in line.