Taking good care of your home is paramount to how you feel when you are there. If your home is ill kept, suffering from lack of maintenance, or has troublesome environmental issues the place you love can quickly become a place that you loathe.
Here are a few tips to try and restore happiness in your current residence, AND are also great tips if you are thinking of dipping your toe into our HOT local market.
1.) Declutter- Not enough space or too much stuff? Decluttering does not have to be about throwing everything away. Proper decluttering addresses storage issues, and helps your favorite items stand out for you to enjoy. Not sure where to get started? Check out Pinterest for loads of articles and inspiration.
2.) Lack of Privacy- Are your neighbors creating stress? Try this simple trick. Invest in some rice paper window coverings to block out prying eyes, yet still, let natural light in. Purchasing a simple white noise machine can tone down loud neighbors and improve your sleep at night.
3.) Paint- Research neutral but soothing colors to paint your home. Dark colors can pull down your mood and can make rooms feel smaller. Choose a light and bright pallet and freshen up your interior spaces.
4.) Environmental Hazards- If you suffer from allergies, research ways to reduce dust and improve the air quality in your home. Check basements for mold, and other areas in your homes for leaks. Making sure your home is mold free can improve your overall health and well being.
5.) Turn your bathroom into a haven- Fluffy white towels, a few Epsom salts, and a new light fixture can make a world of difference in a dark neglected bathroom. This room has heavy traffic. Keep natural cleaning supplies close by for quick spruce-ups. This room needs special attention on a daily basis to combat dirt, environmental hazards, and water damage.
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