As a proud homeowner, you want people to feel more comfortable whenever they spend time in your home. Family members and guests alike, you want everybody to relax whenever they enter your humble abode.
If you think that your home could stand to feel more comfortable, you should put the following advice into practice.
Here are five ways to increase the comfort in your castle:
People aren’t going to be able to unwind in your home if they are surrounded by hordes of clutter. There are no two ways about it — you have to declutter your home if you want to make it feel more comfortable!
Not always been the tidiest of people? Do you often find yourself hoarding goods until they become an inconvenience? If so, you might want to consider embracing the six decluttering tips listed below:
- Take this task seriously and set yourself goals with regards to it
- Develop a sorting system
- Be ruthless with regards to getting rid of things — if it no longer serves you any purpose, sell it, give it away, bin it, or recycle it!
- Forget about sunk costs, consider ongoing value instead
- Clear off flat surfaces
- Categorize your belongings into small groups based on the similarities that they share
- Clean your home weekly so you can keep up with the clutter
If you need addition help decluttering and organizing, check out FB groups like Catholic Minimalism Challenge.
Regulate the temperature
People are never going to feel more comfortable in your home if you don’t regulate the temperature within it. Quite simply, the guests that you invite into your humble abode aren’t going to be able to truly relax if they either feel too cold or too warm.
One way to ensure that strike the perfect balance between hot and cold in your home, you should invest in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit. With this tool at your disposal, you will be able to send warm air through your home on colder days, and cooler air through it on warmer ones.
To ensure that this unit is capable of working just as well in the winter as it does in the summer, you should have it maintained by a professional HVAC service such as Kaiser Air Conditioning. Their full-service sheet metal fabrication services will ensure that your HVAC ducting and flashing stand the test of time no matter how much wear and tear they suffer.
Filling your home with fresh flowers is another great way to make your home feel more comfortable. Here are just some of the reasons why:
- They’re a natural stress reducer
- They establish healthy environmental exposure
- Some flowers (lavender, jasmine, gardenia, etc.) can actively help you to relax and sleep
- They trigger physiologic responses and, in turn, help to lower blood pressure
If you have room in your backyard, plant a bag of wildflower seeds and you’ll have a beautiful selection of flowers to cut and bring inside whenever you feel like it.
Light a fire
So long as it is controlled and your kids/animals are supervised around it, you should never be afraid to light the fire in your home. Doing so will make your living room feel a lot cozier, which in turn will help everybody that spends time in it to feel more comfortable.
If it’s not raining outside, you might even want to consider lighting a bonfire in your backyard. Truthfully, is there anything that makes you feel more comforting than sitting around and roasting marshmallows on an open fire?
Banish bad smells
Nobody is going to want to spend too much time in your home, let alone allow themselves to feel more comfortable within it if it smells bad. It is for this reason why you should seek to banish bad smells at all costs.
A cheap yet effective way to do this is to boil a simmer pot. Depending on the spices you choose to simmer, this will allow you to spread a natural smell around your home works just as well as an artificially scented candle.
Creating a simmer pot is easy, all you need to do is fill a saucepan with water, bring it to the boil, and then add whatever ingredients you want your home to smell like. Turn the heat down, add water every thirty minutes, and you’ll be able to enjoy long-lasting freshness throughout the course of the day.
Here are six simmer pot recipes that you might want to consider bringing to the boil:
- Cinnamon apple (cinnamon sticks, orange rings, apple peels, whole cloves)
- Lemon and orange (peel from one lemon and one orange, two bay leaves, three cinnamon sticks, two tablespoons of whole cloves
- Creamsicle (two drops of vanilla extract, orange slices)
- Lavender (one cup of diced lavender, one tablespoon of anise, one tablespoon nutmeg, one tablespoon whole cloves, one cinnamon stick)
- Bay leaf (five bay leaves, one tablespoon whole cloves, two cinnamon sticks)
- Colorful cranberry (orange slices, lemon slices, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg dash, one tablespoon whole cloves, a handful of ripe cranberries)
These tips should help you make your home feel more comfortable!