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What Are The Signs Of A Happy Home?

What Are The Signs Of A Happy Home?

You know the old saying – home is where the heart is. Of course, knowing how to make the home as happy as possible is something else altogether. No matter the size of your family, you need to ensure that you are doing everything in your power to make the home a happy and successful one. With that in mind, we are going to have a look at some of the major things that you can do to make you home happy for everyone in it. We will do that by looking at some of the clearest signs that a home is happy. Let’s take a look at what those might be now.

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Space & Light

Good homes tend to have a lot of open space, as this is something which psychologically really seems to benefit the family at large. If you don’t think you have enough space in your home, it might be a good idea to try rearranging the living areas to make that space. This could be a simple matter of making the furniture work in a more sensible manner. Alternatively, you could consider a complete overhaul in terms of style and design. By bringing in more natural and light colours, and opening up the space a little, the whole house will feel lighter, more spacious and therefore much more welcoming. The light levels play a hugely important role in this too – make sure that they are not too harsh or too sparse, as both of these can make a home much less comfortable.

Comfort

Speaking of being comfortable, that is something else that any good home needs. Happy homes are always going to be comfortable, as being comfortable is a hugely important part of being happy. If you feel that your home is not quite comfortable enough, the good news is that this is the kind of thing which is really easy to fix. It might even just be a matter of treating yourself and the family to new mattresses, for example. Alternatively, you might decide to update the furniture that it is in the communal living areas. If you do that, you should find that it makes a huge difference to how everyone feels in the home. Comfort is one of the central things that most people are looking for in their home, so make sure you are providing it for yourself and the rest of the family too.

Relaxed Atmosphere

This next one is something which is both much harder to pin down and much more essential than the others. Developing a relaxed atmosphere in the home is often a matter of ensuring that many different things are working well together. For example, once you have achieved the previous two – comfort, and space and light – you are probably most of the way there. However, you might also decide that it will be beneficial to ensure that there are certain house rules. Used properly, as long as they are not overly-strict, house rules are often all you need for a more relaxed atmosphere.

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Don’t Let These Bad Habits Ruin Your Home (or Health!)

Don’t Let These Bad Habits Ruin Your Home (or Health!)

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Many of us have awful housekeeping habits. We may not think that much about them. But there are some habits out there that can cause very severe problems. They can damage your property in big ways. They can play havoc with your health.

Let’s take a look at some common and dangerous habits!

Not washing things enough

We shed. A lot. Like, all of the time. Moisture, hair, dead skin… We might not be able to see it, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening! What do you think most of the dust and the dirt in your home is made from?

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We often forget about this sort of thing. So most of us don’t ash our towels and bed sheets as often as we should. A towel should be washed every three days or so. Your bed sheets should be washed every week. These things are frequently exposed to your body, and they really get the brunt of the things I mentioned about. Carpets also get it pretty bad – most people never even clean their carpet! (And no, vacuuming isn’t the same as cleaning.)

Letting cables pile up

The average home has loads of electrical equipment. More, in fact, than might be safe for it. We have televisions, laptops, desktops, monitors, mobile phones, games consoles. They all need to be plugged in for hours at a time. A lot of the time, we’re using them all at once.

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But most of us don’t appreciate how much pressure this puts on our electrical systems. Many of us are probably using cheap extension cords. Using them for most of the day could overload them easily. Make sure you invest in strong extension cords. Aim for mid-priced at least.

Covering up problems

Hiding an issue instead of dealing with it fosters bad habits. Not only that, it can cause tremendous damage to your property and your health. Got a dust problem? Get a vacuum and get rid of it properly instead of sweeping it under the rug. Got rust or mold? Eradicate the problem instead of just painting over it. Rust and mold can spread and weaken your home’s structure, even if you paint over them! Don’t just conceal problems. Find the time to deal with them.

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Neglecting air quality

We spray a million different substances into the air. We use harsh chemicals to clean everything in the house. We let moisture build up and cause damage to the walls. Many of us are actually living in pretty dangerous environments when we’re at home. That activity doesn’t exactly create a great place for your lungs! The problem is that it’s hard to tell when there’s danger about. Mold testing can help you detect certain air-related problems. In general, you’re best off using less harsh sprays and fluids.

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Keeping too much junk

The importance of getting rid of all that clutter that builds up should never be underestimated. Seriously, most of us will probably never use a good half of our possessions. Unloved clothes, books we’ll never read again, various gadgets and trinkets… Just get rid of them. Turn your house into a clean, calming place.

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