We all need a little organization in our lives.
Today’s article comes from Shirley Martin at Tidy Life Today. Shirley has a knack for organization and expanding use in homes. What a great article! Check it out below.
Home sweet home doesn’t feel as sweet when it can’t accommodate your needs. If your house isn’t up to the standard you require, take steps to make it a better fit. Check out this list of ideas for ways you can make your home the best it can be, presented below by Realtor Josh Amolsch.
1. Make It Family-Friendly
Kids come with a whole different set of needs than adults when it comes to housing, but making a home kid-friendly doesn’t mean sacrificing style. Choose sturdy furniture that children won’t be able to tip over or damage and favor rounded or soft edges when possible.
Pick toy storage options that are accessible to kids and easy to use so that cleanup can be a group effort. Dedicate a bathroom wholly to them and their needs so that they can have their own colorful, bath toy-filled space while you retain an adult one where you can keep the good towels without worrying they’ll have paint smeared on them.
2. Help It Work for You
According to the Pew Research Center, working from home is the new standard for 71% of employees across the country. However, this can make the lines between your personal life and your work-life blur, and it’s easy to become distracted. Having a dedicated office space and investing in quality office supplies to streamline your processes. To help you manage your time wisely, keep your work area uncluttered with clean lines to minimize in-office distractions. If you don’t have a private room to yourself to work in, consider investing in a room divider that can help visually cue your mind that it is professional, and not personal, time.
3. Create a Sanctuary
Your home should be the place you feel most relaxed, and there should be at least one space within it where you feel entirely at ease. If there isn’t, consider creating a peaceful place to unwind.
For some, this may be converting a bathroom into a private oasis where long bubble baths can be taken with candles and oils setting the tone. For others, this can be a man cave where the drinks are crisp and the TV is large. Some people might find a yoga space or home gym best for their needs. Whatever your tastes, ensure the area you create delivers privacy and relaxation.
4. Consider a New Home
If your home can’t satisfy you, it may be time to move out. If you’re renting, buying can be a smart way to save money, as a mortgage is often cheaper than rent. To prepare for homebuying, research the area you intend to buy in to get a feel for the housing market. Look at what’s actively for sale as well as ones that have recently sold to get an idea of how much houses are going for. Once you have an idea of what you’re looking for, get in touch with Realtor Josh Amolsch to truly begin hunting for that perfect property.
Your finances also need to be prepared when you are looking to buy a home. Get a free credit report and review its contents to see how your credit will look to potential lenders. If it is not as high as you’d like it to be, make a plan to improve your score as quickly as possible by paying down high-interest debts.
Don’t remain stagnant in a home you don’t love. Make yours the home you’ve dreamed of or buy a new dream house. Either way, you’ll be glad you did.
Written by Shirley Martin