Updating Your Home to Promote Wellness
If you have spent the majority of your time at home throughout the pandemic, chances are you are tired of looking at the same space every day. Small changes to your abode can have a big impact on promoting health and wellness. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
1. Organize Your Clutter
If your home is filled with endless clutter or junk, the first step toward a healthier home is to clear the space. A 2016 investigation into the impacts of clutter found that it negatively affects a person’s sense of home and overall well-being. Many people feel too overwhelmed at the prospect of getting rid of so many possessions and simply put the task off. If you are one of them, consider hiring a decluttering service to assist you with this enormous undertaking.
The necessary retention of records often leaves people at a loss as to how to minimize the number of files in their homes. One way to reduce the quantity of paperwork is by digitizing the documents using a portable document format. PDFs allow users to merge numerous files and change the order of the pages until the file is in the preferred arrangement.
2. Deep Clean Your Home
Once your home is free of chaos, you are better able to give it a deep cleaning. Go into this project with realistic expectations. You need to take more than a day to thoroughly and effectively clean your house. Remember that Rome was not built in a day, and your home will not be dust-free after one cleaning session, either.
Schedule your cleaning by breaking down what needs to be done. You can plan to clean up high in every room first, or plan to clean one room at a time. For true in-depth cleanliness, empty out cabinets and drawers and wipe them down thoroughly with a sanitizing product. Scour your walls and light switches with a rag and sterilizing product as well.
3. Build a Home Gym
Adding a home gym can dramatically enhance your fitness regimen, especially if a busy schedule makes it difficult to visit the gym. You can place your home gym in an unused bedroom, garage, or basement. If you plan on using your basement, you may need to make some upgrades if it’s not already renovated. Before starting this project, plan your layout, determine your budget, and research local contractors. If you’re on a budget, consider using epoxy for your flooring and walls which is waterproof and resilient.
4. Refresh Your Fireplace
Fireplaces can be the focal point of a room and provide a lovely ambiance in the cold winter months. If your fireplace has seen better days, consider hiring someone to reface or paint it. A current popular trend is whitewashing red brick walls to brighten a room up instantly.
Once the hearth looks inviting, be sure to have it professionally swept and inspected. Cleanings involve removing blockages, soot, and debris. Inspections check for smoke entering the home, unusual orders, and structural problems.
5. Finance Your Upgrades
Making changes to your home costs money. If you do not currently have much cash savings, consider refinancing your home for a lower interest rate. Your mortgage payment could end up being lower than it is now. There are numerous types of mortgage refinancing options available.
Revitalizing a home takes time and effort. Expect to put in some elbow grease to get your home looking and feeling fresh. Save yourself a headache and hire professionals for anything that you do not already know how to do yourself.
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About the Author:
This is a guest post by Emma Grace Brown. She was thinking that after lockdowns and staying home a lot, updating your home, can give you a fresh view, make you feel more pleasant during winter, and make you feel more comfortable at home.
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