Keeping your home happy is not as easy as it seems. Ever feel like you just can’t get anything done at work when your desk is a mess? The same principle of distraction applies to your home. Enter the spring clean. The purpose is to declutter and return the home to a lighter state of order. This act of kindness is practised in minimalism, which teaches us the value of our essentials. For your home, paring back on winter bulk will make spaces feel visually lighter and allow positive energy to flow through without obstruction.
Keeping your home happy with maintenance:
Scrambling, shouting, laughing, chasing, hurrying and loving. Phew! That’s a lot going on in one space! As a result from all that ‘living’, the age of a house can really start to show. Just like us, our homes need some TLC. Actual visible cracks in the home may require attention, such as aging in wet areas. These cracks should be caulked to maintain waterproofing and prevent mould. Always patch, sand back, and prep walls prior to that fresh lick of transformative paint. This will achieve a better, longer lasting result.
Keeping your home happy in the garden:
You don’t have to be a green-thumb to nurture your garden. Take out any weeds that could be preventing a garden from healthy growth. A laden garden can apply unwanted pressure to your fence, so a good tidy up will help straighten any tired areas out. Regular care equals preventative maintenance, which makes small tasks much easier.
Keeping your home happy – and your mind – healthy with a technology detox:
Part of decluttering a space includes getting rid of dormant technology (think unused X-box consoles or broken remotes). Remember to dispose of electronics appropriately as not everything is eligible for hard-rubbish. Excess power-boards can be stored, and consider using cable cadies for a safer way to organise unsightly wires.
Have a deep clean:
Use sugar soap, vinegar or citrus oils for a chemical-free deep clean. Natural cleaning methods won’t damage your walls or furniture and are safe for kids and pets. Think of a deep-clean as the microdermabrasion of home care! Actioning these neglected tasks means your home will feel brighter and happier and as a result, so will the people living in it.
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