There's nothing better after a hard day than coming home to a place where you can begin to wash off some of the day's struggles. It's one of the only places we have in our lives that we get to make work specifically for us. You may not live in your perfect dream home now, but there are always ways to create happiness no matter where you live.
Keep It Clean: Coming home to a clean house is key. If you walk in the door to a giant mess, it just creates more stress. Try to get into a routine of tidying up ten minutes a day to keep things looking good for sanity's sake. Here are some tips and tricks to get you on your way:
- Start 2012 Off Clean: Best Cleaning Tips for a New Year
- How To Clean Your House in 20 Minutes a Day for 30 Days
Stay Organized: Knowing you can find something when you need it without wasting time is another way to create a sense of calm and peace in your home.
- Master Organizing Tips from Justin Klosky
- How to Be Your Own Professional Organizer: 10 Top Tips from the Pros
Add Living Things: Make sure you have plants and flowers around your house. They make your house cozier, healthier and happier. That sounds like a win-win to me.
Give Yourself A Break: With all the info and images of new ideas and beautiful spaces we are bombarded with, it's so easy to get down on what you have. Try not to let everyone else's world get in the way and make you feel overwhelmed. There's nothing wrong with learning, striving and improving, just do it on your terms and with a sense of calm and a positive outlook on change.