4 Small Changes That Can Make a Big Difference to Your Home
If you want to make changes to your home but are concerned about the upheaval or the cost implications, fear not.
You can do many things that won’t stress you out or have a detrimental impact on your bank balance.
Even the smallest of changes can make a big difference to the way your home looks. As well as having a positive impact on its functionality.
Here are 4 ideas to get you started.
Good storage not only makes your home look a lot more organized but can also do wonders for your mind.
When your home looks tidy and uncluttered, it can make you feel a lot calmer. If your home is in a bit of disarray, considering some decent storage options might be a great solution.
From baskets to boxes and drawers to shelving units, there are thousands of storage options. You don’t even have to spend any money at all.
Shoe boxes and packing containers can be transformed into pretty yet functional storage. Plastic fruit and vegetable containers are a fabulous storage solution for jewelry and other smaller items.
Before you throw anything away, consider whether it could be used elsewhere around the home. Not only will it help you keep a tidy house, but repurposing has environmental benefits too.
Change Your Décor
If you feel like your home could use a bit of freshening up, many home decor ideas could make a big difference.
For example, changing your lighting can make your room look entirely different. Floor lamps strategically placed to light up certain parts of an otherwise dull room can create the feeling of space.
New lampshades are a great way to add subtle pops of colour and a great way to add a different shade of light to a lounge or bedroom.
Wall art is another very effective way to make a room feel and look different. Perhaps you want to go down the route of coordinating framed prints.
If you are feeling creative, why not buy a canvas and make your own art instead?
Accessories such as cushions, rugs, and throws can transform your home décor and add style and warmth to a room that is feeling a little tired or dated.
Play around with different looks and have fun with it.
A Cleaning Routine
If you (like thousands of others) have no proper structure when it comes to cleaning, you might find keeping on top of it all a little overwhelming.
When you have no routine, things can build up. Before you know it, your home is in a state, and you don’t know where to start.
Implementing a structured cleaning routine can take a huge weight off your mind. Breaking it all into smaller, more manageable chunks and dealing with certain things on certain days can make cleaning your home a breeze.
You may decide to deal with a room each day, or perhaps you might find dealing with specific tasks at certain times easier.
Whatever you decide, knowing what needs doing and keeping track of what remains outstanding should help immensely.
If you aren’t sure exactly how to go about it, you can find a range of sample cleaning schedules online. Many of which are editable to suit your home set up.
A good cleaning routine can transform your day-to-day life and make it a lot less stressful.
Smart Home Assistant
If you haven’t yet ventured into the world of smart home technology, then you could be missing out.
Many products on the market don’t cost a lot but can completely change the way you live.
One of the most popular is a smart home assistant such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home. They connect to your Wi-Fi and work via voice control. They can also be controlled by way of a mobile phone or tablet.
You can carry out various functions using your smart home assistant, such as making a shopping list, streaming music, or even playing games with the kids.
It can also control various other pieces of smart home technology such as heating thermostats or smart lights and plugs.
They are not by any means a necessity, but if you are looking for a modern and affordable way to make your life a little bit easier. A smart home assistant is definitely worth considering.
These are just 4 small things to consider to make a big difference in your home.
Do you have any small changes that can make a big difference to your home to add?
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.