7 TIPS for a happier home
1) Create a cosy home
Make sure your rooms are comfortable with everything around you being familiar or nostalgic. Create a relaxed atmosphere, a place for fun and giggles, create a sense of connection and belonging.
Clearing clutter feels good, you’ll have more space, it’s much quicker and easier to keep clean, and an organised home goes a long way towards creating a calm home. When everything has its place there’s less likely to be drama looking for ‘lost’ items during a busy morning and getting out the door for the day ahead.
3) Enjoy your possessions
Things you love bring you joy. Your camera/phone for memories (always back-up), your music is uplifting, a painting or print on the wall may remind you of a special time or a holiday, framed favourite photos, perhaps a special piece of furniture that’s been handed down…
4) Cleaning & Laundry
Cleaning and laundry is a never ending cycle. However, there’s ways to make it easier, for example complete a small task each day, which is better than spending your entire Saturday on the job or put together a roster to share the jobs around the family, so the load isn’t entirely on one person in the family. Perhaps create a playlist of uplifting music for cleaning.
Make it work for you and your family’s schedule, so the result is a clean, comfortable home with the least amount of stress.
Just a plug at this point for Sonett, as it’s much more pleasant cleaning with the calming and relaxing aromas of natural and organic essential oils. Although we also have fragrance free Sensitive range for babies and allergy sufferers.
5) Family connections
Put rules in place to foster your relationships, such as family breakfast and dinner, no phones at the table, no television during your family meals either. Make it a time to share and connect in our busy lives.
6) Rituals and celebrations
Celebrate family achievements, light a beeswax candle. Connect with nature and the seasons with a table centrepiece of apples, pears and/or golden leaves in autumn, a vase of bare branches in winter, spring flowers or blossoms, and summer fruit and flowers.
7) And remember…
perfectionism - there’s no need for it.