With the New Year now upon us, you’re likely to be feeling a surge of energy to get things in order – from your health and fitness through to your finances, career, and home life! In terms of your home life, when you consider how important the feeling of home is for your family, it’s clear that taking care of your home should be a top priority – but all too often, it can be overlooked and put on the backburner in order to respond to be more pressing matters.
This article is to encourage you to use the energy of the New Year to get your home in ship shape condition… and offers a four-step process to create a harmonious home environment for you and your family:
There’s a popular saying that goes something like “tidy house tidy mind” which means the same could true for the oppose – in that a cluttered house could lead to cluttered mind – in fact, there have been a number of sociological and psychological studies that link the two. If you are always searching through clutter to find your car keys, or frantically searching through drawers prior to going on holiday in a desperate attempt to find your passport – then you could certainly benefit from this advice. It leads onto the next phase of ‘getting organised’, but decluttering your home is a natural precursor to getting organised, as how can you get organised when there is clutter everywhere?
Most people need some form of order in their life in order to feel calm, centred, grounded and balanced. This sense of emotional stability is closely linked to the feeling of stability and order you feel within your home life. Now that you’ve decluttered your home, you need to get organised, which sounds like a drag but the time investment will pay off as it will make your life a lot easier in the long run.
Get Rid of Junk
Whether it’s removing the internal clutter from your house or removing garden waste it can take a amount of time and effort if you do it yourself. However, there is a surprising amount of money to be made for people willing to clear other people’s junk; and although junk removal prices vary hugely based on the area in which you live, there’s a strong chance it will be higher than what you might expect. The best option if you have a lot of junk is to hire a skip, as whilst the cost to hire a skip is substantial, the value it provides is equally substantial and will save a lot of time, effort, and hassle. In the alternative, you could hire a van for a day or two and use this to cart rubbish to a local refuse site.
The act of cleaning your home isn’t a purely physical experience; it has clear practical benefits but there are significant emotional benefits to cleaning too. It can be cathartic to go through your home and clean every corner of it, whether that is pulling cobwebs down from the ceiling, hoovering each room, or deep cleaning the mildew that has grown around the bathtub. The process of cleaning your physical home gives you an opportunity to cleanse the energy and emotion stored within your home, and can be a very soothing experience.
Now that your home is fresher, it’s time to inject some new vibrancy into your home… as an example you could paint the walls, change the carpet, or purchase some new items for your house such as Palazzo Collezioni furniture that will add a timelessly stylish addition to your home. In the alternative, if you’re on a budget, then consider upcycling some of your old furniture and revamping it to freshen up the feel of your home. Just be mindful if you are updating your nursery as it’s important to ensure any paint fumes have fully dispersed before reusing it.
In summary, the five steps are to declutter… then get organised… get rid of the junk… cleanse your home and bring in the new. It’s a time consuming, and energy draining, process – but one that is well worth the investment! Good luck.