Have you been looking at your house for the last few months, thinking about what you’d like to improve? Those things that have perhaps irritated you during the extra time we’ve been spending at home? If this is you then it’s time to embrace the new season and do these jobs before Christmas arrives.
Clean & Tidy
The first thing to do is have a good clean and tidy of every room. This way you have a blank canvas to begin from. You can assess each of your room’s needs and what you want to achieve with them. There might be a few trips to the charity shop or tip in order as you get rid of things you no longer want but this will free up your space for the things you love. Think about how you can keep all the pairs of shoes the family used day in day out. There has to be something better than a pile at the front door? Wipe down all the tiles in the bathroom and add some flowers for a splash of fresh colour. Give the kitchen a good deep clean, including the oven! Many of us have things we get annoyed within our homes and want to change. You’ll be surprised at how a bit of elbow grease can help your opinion change.
One of the areas we often neglect, or forget about, is the floor that we walk on. It stretches out throughout the entire house, allowing us to access different spaces and move from room to room. It might even be that you’ve never changed the flooring since you moved in. When you think about how many people are in your family and perhaps the number of friends you have over, your flooring can take a bit of a battering. In order for it to be long-lasting, it needs to be hard-wearing. You might have looked at the prices of flooring in the past and thought you’ll make do for another couple of years but have you considered engineered wood flooring? It has the same quality finish and design as solid wood flooring, at a fraction of the price. It’s long-lasting as we said would be needed as well as being moisture resistant. So you don’t need to worry about the kids spilling their juice, or you spilling your wine!
A Better Night’s Sleep
Think about the space that you call a bedroom. Is it relaxing? Does it aid your sleep? Is it a nice little slice of tranquillity where you can truly unwind? That is what we need in our bedrooms. Comfortable spaces to properly recover and rejuvenate. Maybe even remove the TV from your bedroom and invest in a new mattress. Think about the other bedrooms in the house too. Would blackout curtains help the kids sleep? Consider some decent toy storage in the children’s bedrooms too.
Save Up For Those Big Projects
Lots of us have bigger projects that we want to accomplish in our homes, but big projects often mean big price tags! It could be a new kitchen or perhaps an extension. Put these in your pipeline and start to save money for these future projects.
Take some time to organise your home during Autumn, as the nights draw in and you draw the curtains earlier to get cosy. You’ll be sitting on your sofa, with a few candles lit, blanket on knee, reading your favourite book, pleased with your efforts at making your house even more of a home.