Whether you’re a new homebuyer or have lived in your current home for many years, it’s never too late to fall in love with your home-sweet-home again. Remember the excitement you felt at the closing table? Here are a few good ways to feel those flutters in your stomach again:
Falling back in love with your home doesn’t require a major investment of time or money, only an investment of renewed love. And in addition to gaining more enjoyment from your home by constantly adding little touches and keeping it in good repair, it can help you maintain the value of your property.
- Rearrange the furniture. You don’t even have to buy new furniture to create a new feeling in a room. Making small changes such as switching around pillows, curtains, and throw rugs help to make the change more impactful.
- Let it go. De-cluttering your home is not only a good way to clean up your storage space; it’s also one of the best ways to relieve stress. Start with one closet and work your way throughout the home. You can also consider donating your items to a cause that matters to you—it will be an added reward.
- Clean with a purpose. Are your baseboards in need of a good scrubbing? Have you cleaned behind your washer/dryer lately? Underneath and behind your refrigerator almost always needs a good. Spruce up your front door/entryway by cleaning windows. Giving your home a little TLC is always a good idea. After all, you do spend a good amount of time there, so why not enjoy it. Dusting, mopping, and vacuuming are chores, but they do dress up your home visually.
- Go around the inside and outside of your home and list what needs attention. Prioritize needs (by the size of repair, cost, hassle, etc.) and make a plan to address what needs the most care. This will not only give you an overall assessment of needs, but will remind you of what makes your home unique and special!
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