We’re obviously in the business of buying and selling homes and we love seeing our clients move into their new homes. Whether it’s a new build or a 35 year old property, there’s something about that new space, that new adventure that’s exciting. We see it on our client’s faces when we close and when we see pictures of them moving in. Bright, smiling faces. But we realize you may not be ready to move just yet and your home feels stale. It’s not exciting anymore and needs a shake up.
Here are 5 easy ways to love your home again:
1. Freshen up!
Add a splash of color with fresh flowers or a potted plant. Buy some flowers the next time you’re at the grocery store. It doesn’t have to be for a special occasion, although Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching (HINT HINT!).
That hint of color in the flowers or fresh greenery will rejuvenate any space.
Clear off your kitchen countertops, your bedside table, or your desk.
Go through that stack of mail on the counter that seems to never go away, file away those important papers that are collecting dust on the corner of your desk, and simplify what’s on your nightstand.
This doesn’t have to be a long process. All it takes is spending 15-20 minutes clearing away the extra stuff. It’s amazing what clearing off visual clutter will do for you mentally and emotionally.
3. Buy a new candle
Light that new candle, grab a beverage, and a blanket. Doesn’t that just sound nice?
4. Make memories
Literally fill your home with love and laughter.
Invite over a couple for dinner or host a game night. Inviting the people you love most into your home will not only be fun that night, but will give you happy memories and new perspective of your lived-in, loved home.
5. Tackle THAT project
You know the project I’m talking about. The room that you’ve been meaning to paint for years… The picture that you’ve neglected to hang for months… The Ikea shelves that you quit putting together weeks ago after you realized you put Step 2 on backwards and you didn’t realize it until you were on Step 12. We all have one of “those” projects.
Just do it. Block off space on your calendar and GET IT DONE.
How nice will it be when that project is done, off your mind, and did I mention done?
We hope this inspires you to take a second look at your home and realize that there’s a lot to love.
On the other hand, if it really is time to move, we can help you with that as well. 😉