We all want that feeling of “home” in our lives. Yet most people would agree there’s a huge difference between walking into a house and walking into a “home”. Indeed, we all want to create a feeling of home for ourselves and our family. Yet this is indeed something that must be created.
Home is something we must generate. It’s a feeling that must be created and is not something that can be purchased. See, our sense transcends the value of the bricks and mortar that make up our property.
Home is a feeling, and people have many different ways to feel it. For instance, some people are convinced the differences are quite clear when it comes to having quality knives in the kitchen versus inferior utensils which they use to cook their family’s meals with. Whilst for others home simply wouldn’t be complete without a dog’s wagging tail.
This article looks at how to ensure a consistent feeling of “home” for your family by taking care of some of the less glamorous aspects of creating a happy life, beyond the standard interior design and parenting tips.
3 Ways to Ensure a Feeling of “Home” For Your Family
STAY ON TOP OF THE BILLS
Keeping up with household bills can be stressful, particularly if money is tight. However, you want your house to be your castle, meaning a sanctuary free from stress. So it’s important you keep on top of the bills as otherwise, it will taint that feeling of security that comes with the home.
There’s nothing worse than the horrors of waking up to a cold shower or having a baking hothouse in summer due to your air conditioning not working. But it doesn’t have to be quite as extreme as this.
There are many aspects to home maintenance. For instance, reupholstering an old sofa can be just as impactful to a feeling of being at “home” as cleaning out the gutters.
Whilst many people try their hand at DIY this does often end up in frustration and a lot of wasted time. Certainly, for bigger jobs, or those that require specialist expertise such as electrical issues, it is almost always better to call in the professionals. They will not only save a lot of time but they will ensure you and your family are safe in your house.
If you return each day to find an overgrown garden or notice paint peeling off the fence it might not seem like a big deal in itself. But subconsciously you will notice these and they will niggle at you. This can lead to a feeling of chaos due to these tiny things feeling out of control.
Indeed, a garden that feels “well kept” will help you feel calmer and will lead to a feeling that your life is in order. This tip is very much aligned with the psychological phenomenon of tidy house tidy mind. This certainly extends to our garden, in fact, our cars too.
Now you are aware of 3 ways of ensuring that “homey” feeling. From proper maintenance of the home to keeping the bills current to maintain the garden, you are able to keep that warm fuzzy “homey” feeling in your abode.