Friday, October 12, 2018

It's The Little Things That Count With Your Home

Everyone always focuses on the stresses of owning a home, and we can get why that happens.
Afterall, owning a home is actually just a big nightmare from start to finish, with the odd glimpses of happiness in between. Well, that might have been a bit of an exaggeration, but surely you get what
we mean!? Owning a home is a right of passage we all go through, no matter how old we are when it
first happens. So, whether you’re a newby home owner, or you’ve been in your home for years and
years now, we want to show you why it’s the little things that count with your home. You don’t
always have to focus on the big dramatics of a home, like we know you probably have been doing up
until now. The home you’re in might not be with you for life, but the blessing of being able to own a
home will, no matter what home you end up in for good! So, to make the journey so much more
enjoyable, and to make sure you have a home that you actually love to be in, we’ve got some great
ways of showing you how it’s the little things that count with your home, that can make up the
bigger picture that you’ve been focusing on. Have a read on, and see if you want to make any of
the adjustments that we’re going to talk about!




Simple Fixes


So, if you think about your home at the minute, how many things might need fixing with it? We’re
trying to say that your home is falling apart, but we could put money on the fact that some things
will definitely be ruining your life at the minute. Again, an exaggeration, but you know what we
mean. Once something starts breaking, it seems as though the whole house comes down with it.
All you can think about is that one broken door handle, and then all of the sudden you start noticing
10 other things. But how long do you go before fixing said door handle? We know that you won’t fix
it instantly, in fact, we know that it will probably take you a couple of weeks to a month before you
finally get round to the job of simply changing a broken door handle. So, what we’re trying to say is,
you’re actually creating more problems for yourself than you might realise. When simple little fixes
pop up, just fix them right away rather than stomping around the house every single day moaning
about little breaks, without actually doing something about them!


Another thing that might break that you definitely won’t be able to fix unless you’re a genius, is
technology. But technology is one of the first things that seems to break. One minute you’re
watching the microwave do its thing, cooking your tasty dinner, and the next minute it makes a
strange noise, a bit of a strange smell, and your dinner is ruined. Whenever technology is broke you
have two options. You can either see if you have warranty on it, praise the lords if you do, or it’s
time to get rid and replace. Warranty means they’ll usually fix it or they’ll just replace it without
making you pay. Having to replace it yourself means you will have to pay, which is something some
of you just won’t be prepared for financially. If you really do need the appliance or piece of tech
that’s broke, but you don’t have the money, see if you can find a buy now pay later scheme that
would work for you! We shouldn’t really advise taking out a finance option, but it’s most of the time
better than taking out a loan, and definitely better than having to live without it!


Simple Touch Ups


Simple touch ups are sometimes what the doctor ordered when it comes to your home. You don’t
have to spend thousands, you don’t have to completely change how your home looks, you just have
to make a few little adjustments to make a big difference. First of all, think about the paint job of
your home. It can make such a difference to your home just to have a lick of paint put on. We’re not
just talking about the inside of your home either, we’re talking about the outside. The outside of
your home is the first thing that people are going to see, and first impressions always count. So, you
could get a painting company to come and do the work for you. It wouldn’t take long, it wouldn’t
cost loads, but it would make such a difference to your home. You won’t believe us until you try it,
but it does just give it a new lease of life that we love! As for the inside, you can probably stick to
doing that yourself. It’s easy enough to cover the carpet with cloth, get out your paint brush and
bucket, and go over it with two coats and a gloss to give it a beautiful finish. If you want to change
the colour, you’ll have to sand off the underneath and start again preferably. You don’t just want to
build on colour constantly, it could end badly after a few times of doing it!


Other little touch ups that you could do is simply changing the accessories. Swapping the colour and
style of your pillows, getting a new rug, getting a new coffee table, or even getting new cutlery.
There’s nothing better than getting a fresh set of cutlery, plates, and cups. You really do feel excited
to use it all, as sad as that might sound! You should also try and do little touch ups to the room that
matters the most to you, the bedroom. The bedroom is the best room to be in, there’s no denying
that. But it often goes a couple of years without anything being changed to it at all, especially the
carpet. Considering it’s meant to be the comfiest room in the home, why not simply have some new
fluffy carpet installed. It will make all of the difference to the room, especially if you put in a few
new fluffy things to match. We just love fluff!




Making Memories


A home isn’t just about what you do with it, it’s about the memories you make whilst you’re in it.
So many people take home life for granted, and the people they have living under their roof. So, for
you, we’re asking you to make the most of every minute you get to spend with the people in your
home. Whether you’re living with friends, a partner, or you’ve started a family of your own.
Have fun nights in, have people round and have parties, let your children have their friends over for
play nights. Although all of this might sound like is a lot of clearing up, you’ll be able to look back on
it in the future and be happy that your home was a place people felt like they could go to to have
fun, and a place you felt happy inside! Plus, we’re not exactly asking you to break the bank by doing
this, and no changes really need to be made to your home, you just need to know how to let loose a
little!


Season Changes


The seasons are changing at the minute, and boy do we have mixed emotions about it. The heat of
the summer is drawing to a close, and on some days you can notice that bite in the air from the cold.
Whether your happy or not about this, your home can go through a few little changes. The first is
putting the dreaded heating on, we know some of you hate this. The second is make a couple of fall
inspired changes. Get some orange and red pillows, get some autumn smells going on through your
home in the form of candles, and generally make it as cosy as possible. We’re heading into the
season where the last thing you’re going to want to do is stay outside, so you need to make the
inside as inviting as you possibly can! If you’re struggling to think how this would look good in your
home, here are some autumn inspired changes you can make to your home!


Keeping It Clean

Finally, the one you all hate, but the one that can actually make the most difference in your own mind. Keeping your home clean isn’t exactly hard, it will only take a few hours. It’s the thought of it that hurts us the most. So, to keep it clean, we recommend hoovering everyday, dusting once a week, and having a big clean out once a month. The dreaded big clean out can be made more simple by reading articles such as this! You just need to make sure you put in the effort to ensure your home is kept up to date with cleaning, and the task will never seem as bad as you make it out in your head!

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