Home is a place for family and friends to gather.
Your landing pad.
A safe place to fall.
Home is a destination for children after school,
for parents after a long day at work,
for friends on the weekend.
After many years of creating a home for our family, I have found 3 tips that are necessary in order to enjoy my home.
Mother Nature offers us four seasons a year, and that means four opportunities to enjoy our home in a fresh way.
Switch the linens: Put away the flannel sheets and bring in the cool cotton. Make room in the hallway closet for beach towels. This is also a good time to replace the tea towels.
Switch the wardrobe: Put away the winter clothes, and get excited to hang up the Spring and Summer clothing. Bring out the flip flops and sandals. Replace the coats for shawls and light sweaters.
Deep Clean: Most of us are doing well just to neaten up on a daily basis, but deep cleaning is still a must. Use the seasonal change as a reminder to get the job done.
2. Go Shopping......... in your own home.
Yep! You heard correctly. Shopping at home is about using what you already have. The items in your home are there for a reason, right? Either you were attracted to an item, and purchased it, or they were gifts and have been kept because of sentimental value.
Either way, I would guess that your home is filled with fantastic design pieces.
I learned this tip recently, and the results thrilled me. I decided to shop at home by unpacking a box of keepsakes. I found a beautiful wood jewelry box from my husband's grandfather, and pretty vases from each of our daughter's births. These items are now visible in our home, and we enjoy the reminder of their meaning.
You might have to re-purpose an item in order to make it usable, but the benefit of enjoying your things makes it worth it.
It sounds so simple, I know, but this is an important point. When we spend time in our home it becomes a part of our family in unique ways.
Roots can only grow when a plant is unmoved for a period of time. It's possible that the same is true for building memories, strengthening relationships, and creating a comfortable atmosphere in the home.
I hope you are encouraged to freshen up your home, use what you already have, and enjoy spending more time at home.
The truth is............ a little goes a long way.
Loving and Living Life................. Amanda