How to Love Your Home
As a Mom to a very busy boy with lots of friends, I’ve resigned myself to the fact that my home is never going to look picture-perfect. If I have to be completely honest, most of the time our house in chaos. Especially as we have outgrown it somewhat. (Renovations due to start in February – yay!)
However, we managed to do a number of home improvements (i.e. threw out a bunch of stuff) during the Summer holidays (6 weeks over December-January here in South Africa). For us, the answer to loving our home is not so much as how, but when. Timing is everything.
Great advice in the contributed post below…
Give Your Home Some Love Without Exhausting Yourself
When you’ve got a family to take care of, the idea of being able also to handle things like making changes in your home can be seriously difficult. After all, most moms are busy enough trying to deal with kids, work, and everything else going on in their lives that the idea of being able to do anything to their home might not even occur to them.
However, giving your home a little bit of love can be one of the very best ways to improve your life as a whole since the environment that you spend your time in has a huge impact on the way that you feel on a day to day basis. With that in mind, here are a few ways you can give your home some love without exhausting yourself.
Make a plan
If you want to make any changes in your home, then you need to make sure that you’re not going into them blind. Trying to wing it when it comes to making any changes in your home is a serious recipe for disaster.
Make sure that you think carefully about exactly what changes you want to make well in advance. Otherwise, you’re going to end up going about things the wrong way or giving up on a particular task part way through.
Make sure that you create a clear and obvious plan for what you want to do well before you actually start doing anything.
Know what you’re doing
Of course, if you try to make any changes to your home without a decent amount of knowledge in regards to what it is that you actually want to do with your home. Something like this home renovation e-book is a great place to start with figuring out exactly how you’re going to go about putting your plans for your home into practice.
If you try and make serious changes to your home without thinking carefully about how you’re going to do it, you could end up making mistakes that will have serious consequences further down the line.
Get some help
Of course, it might end up that the kinds of changes that you want to make in your home are going to require a little more expertise than you actually have. If that’s the case, then it’s always a good idea to bring in a professional.
Not only does this make it more likely that the job will get done properly but it also frees you up to think about other things. Of course, you might also just need a few more hands on deck to get something done, and if that’s the case then there’s nothing wrong with trying to bribe friends and family into helping you with pizza!
Of course, no matter what you do you’re always going to have to put at least some work into your home if you really want to get the most out of it.
The key is to make sure that you’re doing everything you can to balance your time as carefully as possible. Trying to do everything at once without a clear plan is a recipe for disaster.
When do you get to make home improvements? Or do you manage to love your home on a daily basis?