Your home is where you relax. It is where you watch your children grow, entertain family and friends and unwind after a long workweek. Of all the needs your home meets, comfort is among the most important. Whether your home is big or small, there are always tricks and hacks that you can work on to make your home even more comfortable for you and your loved ones. Check out the ideas below for making your home a more pleasant environment to live in.
1. Install ASmart Thermostat
Smart thermostat provides you even more control over your home’s comfort system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can adjust your home’s temperature wirelessly, from anywhere in the world. That means you can adjust it if anything surprising happens—whether you’re out of town longer than you thought or there is a change in the weather. That control, plus the energy usage reports your smart model makes, can help you make your home even more energy efficient.
2. Get Rid of Any Clutter
Clutter can make a space look and feel disorganized, confusing, and stressful.
Clutter can also make it difficult to keep your home clean and it tends to snowball as piles of paperwork and other ongoing projects are moved from room to room to make space for, well, more clutter. Reducing clutter is a way for your home and life to feel cleaner, better organized, and more manageable.
Below are helpful decluttering tips for your home
A. See if it works. If whatever treasure you found stashed away in your house doesn’t work, get rid of it. If you want to fix it, then fix it, but don’t let it sit in your house for another month collecting dust.
B. Start with small decluttering projects that feel big. Before you commit to an entire room, start with a few small projects that will give you a sense of accomplishment when you’re done.
C. Consider donating most of the items you’re getting rid of instead of selling them. Donating items lets you get rid of the clutter quickly and easily.
D. Plan a decluttering day each month to get rid of things before they build up.
E. Reward yourself when you're done. Now put your feet up, pour a glass of wine, and enjoy the feeling of having a clean, clutter-free home!
3. Fill Your Home with Good Scent
People say that the actual smell of clean is no smell at all. But getting your house to smell like nothing is next to impossible. Between the kids, pets, cooking, and just living everyday life, you’re bound to wind up with a mixture of different aromas. However, there are a few smart ways to mask them without resorting to artificial room freshening sprays.
A. Clean the week-old food that may be hiding in your garbage disposal is a must for keeping your kitchen in good scent.
B. Open the windows and let fresh air flow through.
C. Bake some delicious cookies, brownies or cake, and your house will not only smell great for any guests you’re having over, but you also get the bonus of having cookies or cake to eat!
D. Tying up some eucalyptus in your shower is a great way to make sure that your bathroom smells fresh all the time. Also, the scent can help you relax while taking a shower.
E. Spread a fresh scent throughout your home by attaching dryer sheets to the back of a fan. The scent from the dryer sheet will circulate throughout the room.
4. Display Family Photos
Photos, like memories and stories, are part of our legacy. We hold them close, we pass them down. It’s a gift to be able to share a visual of moments, details, people, places and things to those we love, so that they, too, can feel even a glimmer of the joy we feel when we reflect on those times.
Family photos connect us to those who came before. By letting your kids see your photos from the past and the present, they become connected to their own story. They know the family members and ancestors who came before them and helped shape the world and person they see today.
5. Bring Nature Inside
Living in close contact with nature improves your mood, creates better health and reduces stress, which is why we need to bring nature inside our houses. When building a house, it is worth considering having at least one outdoor or semi-outdoor space − such as a garden, terrace or balcony. Another option is to make sure that the house provides you with a generous view of the sky and ground; this brings nature inside too.
I hope these 5 Tips are helpful as you embark on your own journey to creating the feeling of comfort and warmth in the home where you live!