We all want our home to be a place of tranquillity and loveliness, but with so much to do every day, it’s too easy to let your house-proud obsessions slip away. When this happens, you end up coming back to a home that feels off. Nobody wants this. You want to relax, but if your home doesn’t feel right, it can make you worry about even more than you already are.
While we don’t always have the time to do a deep clean whenever it needs doing, there are other ways to make a house homier. So even if you’ve not got the time to scrub the house from top to bottom, you can still enjoy being there until the time is right to get it back to the perfect place you’ve always wanted.
Everywhere you look, there is mess. There are pots and pans you need to clean. There are toys littered across the floor like an obstacle course, and let’s not even get started on the garden. Decluttering at any time can be stressful, but you can make it more manageable.
Instead of wasting your Saturday waiting for a lazy Sunday, collect your partner, kids, and anyone else who will help and start working through the mess. You don’t need to tidy everything, but taking it a room at a time will help ease your mess stress and make everything feel a little more comfortable.
Breathe in the Air
Promoting clean air around the home is a natural, hassle-free way of making everything feel more lovely for you and your family. Plants are a great way to do this, as they remove toxins and flood the home with oxygen that gives you energy, even without realising it.
You can fill any available surface with plants to improve air quality and let the sunshine do the rest. If there are places that don’t have a consistent light source, buy a grow light to help your little buds turn into gorgeous flowers that will add a touch of colour to the home and make the air you breathe rejuvenate you and everyone else, too.
A Room of One’s Own
If there’s no time to do a total declutter of the home or if you’ve not managed to grow the plants as you wanted, you can also take yourself away from the mess by creating a space to call yours and no one else’s.
If possible, use a spare room where you can indulge in your favourite activities and hobbies and essential self-care. Everyone has something they love to do, even if they don’t realise it, so transform the room into a shrine for just that. Whether it’s reading, sewing, writing, or drawing (or whatever else you love) you can escape the stresses of the rest of the house, even if it’s just for an hour.
A Love Home for Lovely People
Growing loveliness within the home won’t just make you feel better, it will also impact everyone else around you, whether they live there or have just poked their head in for a chat and a cup of tea. By creating a lovely atmosphere, you and everyone else will soon feel happy about the living space, which could inspire you to tackle the more significant problems once and for all.