Our homes are often where we spend the majority of our free time. We make waffles there on lazy weekend mornings. We spend time curled up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and a movie rental. We play board games, play hide and seek with our kids, relax in a bubble bath at the end of a long day or simply just sit and read while we sip a mug of hot coffee or tea. While our home lives vary according to our interests and tastes, what we need to make our home comfortable to live in varies only slightly. In this respect, we all need the same things. Here are some tips to make your home as comfortable as possible for you and your family.
Tips for a Comfortable Home Life
Establish a daily cleaning routine.
We all love the feeling of relaxing in a clean home, but it can be challenging to keep up with cleaning a home, especially if you have children or pets. Breaking the chores into smaller chunks and tackling them daily will help prevent you from getting overwhelmed. When chores are done on a regular basis, they take less time to do, therefore giving you more time to spend on the things you enjoy.
Aim to reduce the amount of clutter in your home, whether it’s stacks of old magazines or items you no longer use or simply collections of items that are unorganized. You can do this in several ways. Start by donating items you no longer need or want. You’ll feel freer as soon as you drop them off. Trash or recycle items that can’t be repaired and no longer have a use. For the items you choose to keep, arranging like items with like can create a sense of unity and order. For items that are small and difficult to keep organized, consider a set of matching baskets or boxes with lids.
Keep your home pest free.
There’s nothing quite like a pest problem to make your home feel as if it’s being invaded. It feels less like your space and less like home. You want to be as comfortable in your home as you can be, so call pest control to take care of your pest problem. Rely on a professional exterminator to spray for pests, and the only thing you’ll have to do for your safety is leave your home while it’s being sprayed. Go out for a few hours. Grab a bite to eat or go to the park, and leave your home in the hands of professionals.
Fix things that need fixing.
Chances are that when you read that line, something that needs attention popped right up in your head. Whether it’s a leaky faucet or a corner that needs a paint touch up, if it’s something you can take care by yourself, go ahead and get it done. It won’t be hanging over your head anymore. Peace of mind will be yours.
Follow these four tips and see your home life become more comfortable. You’ll have more playtime, more free time, more time to relax and do what you do best. Live comfortably. Live free.
Loved your tips. To add to the list, make home happy and peaceful by spreading positive vibes as music, light, paints and auroma. Thanks Corinne for this lovely post.
Great adds, Vasantha.
Very valid pointers. The cleanliness freak that I am, I do all these. Keeping the things where they belong and cleaning and sorting things from time to time is the best way to have a neat and comfortable home. I am big fan of de-cluttering and donating. I gave away 31 books a few days ago. It was tough parting with books, but I did it, coz my cupboard and open spaces were overflowing with books. Clothes, plastic / glass containers and bottles are other things that I keep removing /donating too. And yes, I need to get a faucet fixed.
I haven’t felt the need of a professional exterminator where I live in upstate New York (although, if we ever find termites, we’ll call one immediately.) We do have annual ant invasions, but that is about the worst of it. In the fall, we have mice come in. So far, we’ve dealt with both ourselves. But house maintenance is another thing – neither of us are handy, so we’ve had repairmen (no women so far) in now and again. But taming clutter? Um, I’m not saying.
Yep, you are absolutely right about with these tips Corinne. The tip on keeping things repaired and in working condition is the bane of my existence! I spend half my time running behind electricians, plumbers and carpenters getting one or the other thing in order. But once done, ahhh, bliss till something else falls apart! Cheers 🙂
I love your tips, Corinne. I am lazy though and I often think, it’s just one day and I sometimes do not make my bed or run after that carpenter to fix the table. But my husband in’t so and often says it is bliss once that small little thing is also done. 🙂
Clutter makes me very upset. That’s the single most important thing for me to have a relaxed hone. Love how you describe do-able tips for a healthy home.
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I just decluttered my sewing space and revamped my Marian altar. I do feel more relaxed when everything is neat n’ tidy and clean. Thanks for these tips Corinne.
I will remember these when I set up my own 🙂
very useful tips there Corinne! when you declutter regularly there surely is not going to be any hassles at all. I always think it s beneficial to run smaller errands in a shorter time than heaping them up and losing all your time on them.
Couldn’t agree with you more on the clutter aspect of things, Corinne! I’ve found the less stuff I have, the less clutter there is. Less clutter is good for home decor and mental health 🙂 Less clutter is high on the list of things I need for living comfortably, along with open space. cleanliness and simplicity.
Rohan Kachalia (@rohank01)
Some very useful tips Corinne, especially de-cluttering.
Oh I so needed that post! My house is comfortable and cozy but cleaning is hard. I depend on the help but there are some days a year (random) when I get to cleaning. I also do not like clutter so I keep giving stuff everytime I buy something new. I agree that small steps lead to better homes 🙂
I would just add that never fret when you can’t manage to clean. It’s okay in the end 😉