Home isn’t a place; it’s a feeling. Have you ever heard of this phrase? A busy day at work is part and parcel of life for most of us. And as we unwind, we all want to go back to a calm and peaceful place called “home”.
Unfortunately, this is only a dream for some people, especially when you have kids in the house. Right, parents? As much joy as children bring to our lives, our houses may not be conducive for peace and serenity all the time.
Well, we believe that the following tips we will share with you in this article can help create a little more peace and a lot less stress in your own home.
1. Declutter Your Home
Studies have shown that clutter can cause distraction, lack of focus, and a rise in stress levels. Get rid of the things that you don’t need. Rule of thumb – if you haven’t used an item for more than two years, then you probably won’t need it anymore. Reducing clutter may help reduce anxiety and create a calmer, more peaceful environment in your home.
2. Organize Your Items
When you already have a certain spot or corner for each item, it is easier to tidy up and for other family members to help put it back after use. This applies to toys that your kids have finished playing with, pots and pans when you’ve finished cooking, coats, shoes, and bags when you come in through the front door.
3. Delegate Household Chores
Everyone should do their bit so there’s less pressure on you. And because you’re not the only one who makes a mess, everybody needs to know how to clean up after themselves. This also teach other members of the family to be responsible for the home.
4. Choose Relaxing Colors and Textures
Bright, bold colours, and big patterns tend to busy the eye and the brain. Look for calm and neutral tones and try texture instead of pattern when you want to add variation and contrast to the look and feel of your home.
5. Create Designated Spaces in Your Home
It’s important for everyone to have a special spot for each activity. This way, you can set a room according to its purpose, have the necessary equipment, storage, and space if needed. For instance, if you have a home office, everyone knows it’s a big no-no for children to play in that room.
6. Freshen Up Your Home with Scents
Home fragrances work wonders to stimulate calm and relaxation by activating the smell receptors in the nose. There are many types of scented candles and essential oils available in the market. A relaxing, soothing smell inside a home can really change one’s mood and behaviour. For a refreshing burst of aromatherapy, consider using SunBreeze® Oil. Infused with natural soothing essential oils, SunBreeze® Oil has a minty fragrance that’s refreshing, soothing, and suitable to use as an aromatherapy.
7. Avoid Clutter Accumulation
Put clean laundry away as soon as it’s ready. Keep your drawers tidy with dividers and little boxes. Keep a shopping list on the front of your fridge and make a note when you’re running low on something. Label all your spare keys so you know what each key unlocks. Being organized saves our time and lowers our stress levels.
If any of the suggestions on this list is not feasible for your current home situation, be it with the availability of space or having young children at home, no worries!
Take and use what you can. Even if you can implement a few of the points, hopefully you’ll be on your way to a calmer home and family life!