Do you remember the feeling you had when you first stepped into your home? How it would be a special place for you and your family to create lifetime memories? As time passed, perhaps those feelings are no longer quite so apparent. Cleaning and maintaining your home seems difficult, even boring. The following are some simple steps to help you get you back into the frame of mind that will make you want to take care of your home.
As with all relationships, you have to work at it. Take some time to reconnect with your home. Recall the things that you loved about your home. Since then, your home may need some tender loving care, so spend some time on a few small things you can work on, projects that really need to be done such as painting the trim, waxing a hardwood floor or just rearranging some furniture.
Be grateful for what you have. Foreclosure and bankruptcy has taken many homes away from families. Give thanks that you have a place where you and your family can enjoy each other’s company.
Think about sprucing up the rooms your family spends the most time in. If your family spends a lot of time in the kitchen, wash down the cabinets, clean and polish the countertops and furniture and spend a little money on fresh flowers for the table. This room is the heart of your home.
Make a list of things that your home really needs. They don’t need to be expensive, just some things that need to be done. Then commit to working on one item each month. As you work on these things, you’ll find you may actually fall back in love with your home.