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Ideally, our homes should be our oasis, don’t you agree? Your home should serve as a quiet respite from this turbulent world. Unfortunately, we sometimes tend to allow our homes to become a trash dump or sort of “storage unit” for all the junk we’ve accumulated. All the while, we put on a front to the world as though we’re clean and put together! At the very least, it should be the other way around. But fear not! No home is too far gone to be un-salvageable.
Here are some tips for how to upgrade your space and make it feel more like “home” than ever.
Clear Out the Rubbish
It’s impossible to get a sense of calm and peace from your home if it’s piled high to the ceilings with the junk you’ve accumulated over the years. We’re all guilty of it! But, it has been proven that a cluttered space leads to feelings of stress and anxiety. That’s why you need to clear out the negative feelings from your life—and the rubbish that causes them!
Clearing your space can be a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time attempting to clear out your home. Luckily, you don’t have to do it alone. Services like Clearance Solutions can help you clear out your home. All you have to do is decide what you’d like to toss, and they come in and do the rest!
Add a Garden
Spending time with nature has also been proven to reduce feelings of anxiety and add feelings of contentedness and satisfaction in your life. Some studies have shown that breathing in a certain bacteria found in soil (M. vaccae) can reduce feelings of anxiety. As such, starting a garden is key to making your home a zen place.
Gardening will fill you with the confidence and inner peace of someone who finishes a project they’ve started. Gardening also burns calories and reduces stress, which will help you sleep better. Not to mention, gardens are simply beautiful. Imagine coming home after a long day, and being able to enjoy a cup of tea outside among the fruits of your labor! All these benefits will add to making your house feel more like a home.
Bring the Garden Inside
We’ve already talked about how gardening can benefit your personal life, as well as your home aesthetic. So, it only stands to reason that bringing some of your garden inside will add to the benefits!
Bringing plants into your home will add vibrant pops of color that you’ve been missing. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but also they clean the air inside your home, create more oxygen, and boost your mood and productivity. Having lush plants in your home will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a rain forest oasis when you come home. Who wouldn’t want that?!
Pamper It Up
Start investing in quality items for yourself, instead of always going for the “cheap” thing. You get what you pay for, and you might find that you end up spending more money replacing those cheap items that break down more often, than if you had just bought quality items in the first place!
Get those satin sheets, those fluffy towels, that nice leather couch, or that gorgeous plate set. Filling your home with things that bring you joy, instead of things you think you should have, will make you love coming home at the end of the day. And isn’t that the whole goal here? Make a list of things you’ve always wanted for your home (even if they’re silly!) and every time you have a little bit extra after pay-day, start crossing items off of your list!